Child, Health and Social Care (Generic Route)

North East Scotland College


Aberdeen City Campus, Fraserburgh Campus


This course is primarily aimed at those who want to learn more about the health and social care sectors, and will teach you to understand the complexities of delivering effective care to a variety of service users.

The subjects covered will teach you about the expectations and values involved in different care roles, and the range of professions and opportunities that might be available in your chosen field.

Overall the course is an excellent introduction to health and social care, and acts as excellent preparation for progression towards further study or employment.

You will explore fundamental areas of child, health and social care – covering a range of important topics from sociology and families in modern society, to mental health, the human body and psychology. You will also work to build essential skills in communication, IT and numeracy.

Entry Requirements

2 subjects at National 5 including English plus 4 subjects at National 4; or relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 4.

Other qualifications and experience may be considered but the ability to work at SCQF Level 5 is essential. A genuine aptitude for working with people and good communication skills are essential.

Progression Routes

NC Health and Social Care

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year



SCQF Level