Child, Health and Social Care

Shetland College UHI


Main Campus


This course will help students make an informed choice about a future career in care. There are a variety of subjects covered within the course including: an introduction to psychology and sociology (in relation to human development and the effects of society); the study of values and principles that underpin care work; and an introduction to issues facing individuals with mental health problems. There are also more specific units such as supporting older people within the community, which look at developmental changes and supporting services available to these groups.

Entry Requirements

English at National 4. Interview.

You will require a satisfactory criminal record check from Disclosure Scotland to show that you are suitable for this type of course. Contact Disclosure Scotland for details on the type you would need.

Progression Routes

NC Early Education and Childcare Level 6, Access to Nursing, Higher Psychology or Access to Social Work courses

Start Date




Study Method

Part time (day)

Course Length

2 years


Health and Wellbeing

SCQF Level