HNC Social Services

Course Content

This course provides the skills, knowledge and experience to develop a career within the Social Care sector. There is a mandatory work placement element with the requirement to complete SVQ level 3 units.

With your employer's endorsement, this part-time opportunity can allow those already employed in a health or social care setting to undertake this programme part-time flexibly.

Entry Requirements

Two Highers at grade C or above and experience working in a care setting (paid or voluntary) or completing Access to Social Care at SCQF level 6. Other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis. Selection will be made based on a satisfactory personal statement and reference. Acceptable PVG. As a placement is involved, applicants are expected to have good health, wellbeing, and resilience to cope with the demands of care provision.

Method of Assessment

A portfolio with a range of assignment methods including projects, reports, essay writing and observation in the workplace.

Future Prospects

Degree level study or employment as a practitioner in a social care setting. This is a nationally recognised qualification that enables registration with the Scottish Social Services Council SSSC.

Course Overview
  • Study Type

    Work-based/Flexible Learning

  • Campus

    Off Site

  • Start Date


  • SCQF Level


  • Duration


  • Subject Area

    Health & Social Care

  • Course Fee


  • Fee stated is per academic year. All course fees are reviewed annually, and subject to change. Published fees apply to the courses mode of delivery.
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