Health and Social Care


The importance of the growing health and social care sector is due to the growing number of people with complex health and social care needs, both in Scotland and internationally. This is reflected in the quality of teaching, training and consultancy delivered by UHI Perth.

Pupil enjoying the Health and Social Care Foundation Apprenticeship.


Courses for school pupils

Course name SCQF Level
Social Services and Healthcare Foundation Apprenticeship 6

Industry Information

There are an increasing number of people of all ages requiring acute and community care this  means there are many opportunities to work in this sector. Roles are available across a wide range of locations including hospitals, people’s homes, schools, GP practices, care homes, prisons, workplaces, education and research institutions and community projects. Annual spending on healthcare in the UK regularly exceeds £180 billion. Salaries for a newly qualified Nurse, Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapist, Social Worker, and Radiographer are around £22-23K. Senior positions such as Charge Nurses, Nurse Consultants Senior Social workers, Team Leaders Senior Physiotherapists, and Lecturers can earn from £35K-60K annually.