Child Health and Social Care

Fife College


Kirkcaldy (St Brycedale) Campus, Glenrothes (Stenton) Campus, Dunfermline (Halbeath) Campus, Levenmouth Campus


This course provides an introduction to all areas of the care industry and is aimed at those who have yet to decide which area they wish to work in. The units of study provide knowledge of the core values of the industry which apply to childcare, healthcare, and social care, as well as some specialised units such as mental health.

You will study: Care: values and principles; Care: human development and behaviour; Care: social influences; Human body; Mental health issues; Social services in Scotland; Prevention of infection; National 5 Psychology.

Entry Requirements

4 subjects at National 4 including English; or Certificate: Practical Care Skills; or other relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 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

Advanced Certificate: Health and Social Care (Access to Nursing and all Care HNCs); National Certificate: Early Education and Childcare; SVQ: Social Services and Healthcare at SCQF Level 7

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Care and Social Sciences

SCQF Level