Health and Social Care - SCQF 6 NQ

What is special about this course?

A great opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills required for a career in the health care or social care professions. You also study for a Higher Care Group Award in Health Care and Social Care.

Entry requirements

Seven qualifications with at least five at National 5 or successful completion of Intermediate 2 Care. If you don’t meet our entry requirements, your previous experience and credentials may still qualify you for this course. Please arrange an appointment with a member of college staff to discuss your eligibility. Your application and interview will form part of the selection process. All applicants will be required to successfully pass a Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) check.

Subjects studied include human development and social influence, IT, numeracy and communications at National 6 level.  This course provides a voluntary experience and completion of the course would enable you to achieve the Scottish Group Award.

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time

Face to face teaching; online and independent study.

How long will my course last?

1 Year

Where can I study my course?

    • Perth College UHI

Start date



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?

You can apply for a range of Perth College UHI courses including HNC Care and Administrative Practice; HNC Social Care; HNC Social Sciences; BA Social Sciences; BA Child and Youth Studies.

A degree in nursing. Previous students have found the experience they got on placements to be extremely beneficial in gaining employment in roles such as health or social care assistants.

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I want to start in 2023/24

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.