Social Sciences NQ Level 6

What is special about this course?

This course is suitable for those aspiring to a Higher Education course, but who would like to meet the challenges gradually. Designed to prepare you for Highers, it is ideal for those progressing onto more advanced study or returning to learning.

Entry requirements

You should have three qualifications at SCQF Level 5 or equivalent at Grade 1, 2 or 3.  Your application and interview will form part of the selection process.

You will study a series of National 5 subjects and essential core skills.  Units include: Historical Study; Psychology – Investigating Behaviour and Community Involvement; English and Geography.

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time

Face to face teaching; online; 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?

Successful completion of the programme guarantees you a place on our busy and successful Access to Humanities course.

This course opens the door to higher level study in many academic disciplines.

Is there more information available online?

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Apply for Social Sciences NQ Level 6

I want to start in 2021/22

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at Perth College UHI. Perth College 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.