Higher Health and Social Care (Level 6)

Ayrshire College


Ayr Campus, Kilmarnock Campus, Kilwinning Campus


This course ideal for those wishing to pursue a career in health or social care. The topics you’ll explore will provide you with an understanding of care provision in Scotland and you’ll gain the skills you need to make a real impact in care settings. It’s the perfect way to prepare you for further education or employment.

Content includes:

health and social care provision; social influences on life chances; human development and behaviour; stress and stress management; understanding mental health and mental illness; and, caring for people with dementia.

Entry Requirements

5 relevant subjects at National 5 including English and preferably Maths; or Health and Social Care (Level 5); or other relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 5. Entry is subject to an interview.

Progression Routes

Progression on to a wide range of relevant HNC courses or employment.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Health and Social Care

SCQF Level