Health and Social Care (Social Care Route)

North East Scotland College


Aberdeen City Campus


The primary aims of this course are to cover the essential knowledge and skills needed to progress into employment or further study in a range of social care setting. Students will investigate the types of people who may need care, what provision is available to them and the roles and responsibilities of a care worker working with a variety of service users.

You will learn about psychology and sociology in care, and develop a good understanding of mental health, mental illness and how to care for people with dementia. The course covers the Care Higher, and will develop your core skills. The course also includes a work placement, allowing you to gain valuable hands-on work experience.

Entry Requirements

1 Higher plus 3 subjects at National 5 including English. Evidence of a minimum of 40 hours volunteering or a placement within an early years environment is also required.

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

HNC Social Services

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year



SCQF Level