Health and Social Care Skills Academy

What is special about this course?

Are you over 25 and interested in a career in Health and Social Care? This FREE course will get you there.

You will learn a wide range of skills from our industry-experienced team on campus and you will gain real-work experience on a workplace placement in the second half of the course.

There are a huge variety of career opportunities within health and social care and the sector has lots of vacancies. We will match your placement with your interest.

Travel costs covered and lunches provided.

This course is delivered in partnership with:

  • The Scottish Government
  • Perth and Kinross Health and Social Care Partnership
  • Perth and Kinross Council 

If you have any questions about the course, you can contact: or 01738 877 601 

You will learn a wide range of practical skills including:

  • Clinical skills
  • First aid
  • Moving and handling
  • Supporting the physical and mental health of others

How will I study my course?

  • Short course

How long will my course last?

6 Weeks

Where can I study my course?

    • UHI Perth

Start date

You will be in college or on your placement on a Wednesday and Thursday from 10am-3pm and the course will run for 6 weeks.


Most full-time students will have their fees paid.

Students on part-time courses may also be eligible to have their course fees waived.

What can I do on completion of my course?

After completing the course you could go on to work in areas like:

  • Social Work
  • Mental Health
  • Health Visiting
  • Community Work
  • Care Work
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nursing

Is there more information available online?

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Apply for Health and Social Care Skills Academy

I want to start in March 2023

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at Perth College UHI. Perth College UHI operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.