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Social Services

North Highland College UHI

Venues

Thurso Campus, Alness Campus

Content

HNC Social Services* has been developed by SQA to replace the HNC Social Care. It is a nationally recognised qualification and a valued award for people who want to work in a variety of social service settings, supporting individuals with varying needs.

You will gain an understanding of the values and principles of social care and learn how to integrate those values with necessary skills and knowledge; including the importance of anti-discriminatory practice in line with the National Care Standards and Scottish Social Services Council Codes of Practice.

Successful completion of the award will enable you to gain access to employment within a social service setting.

Entry Requirements

2 Highers at C or above preferably including English; or Foundation Apprenticeship Social Services and Healthcare; or relevant NC at SCQF Level 6. You may also be required to attend for interview.

You would require a satisfactory PVG (Protecting Vulnerable Groups) check to show you are suitable for this type of course. Contact Disclosure Scotland for details.

Progression Routes

BA Child and Youth Studies; BA Health Studies or onto social work training

Start Date

September

Qualification

HNC

Study Method

Part time (day)

UCAS Code

045L

Course Length

2 years

Department

Health and Wellbeing

SCQF Level

7