Health and Social Care (National 5)

Borders College


Scottish Borders Campus


Students study a wide range of general care issues such as sociology and psychology, values and principles in care and prevention of infection. Students will also study Core Skills. These include Communication, Numeracy and ICT. You will also spend one day a week in a care placement.

Entry Requirements

1 subject at National 5 plus 4 at National 4 including English, or Care Passport (National 4), or other relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 4 or 5.

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

Health and Social Care (National 5/Higher). Career opportunities in the Social, Health and Child Care fields, as Care Assistant, Play Group Assistant.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

36 weeks


Care and Education

SCQF Level