Additional Support Needs: Supporting the Individual

Fife College


Kirkcaldy (St Brycedale) Campus, Dunfermline (Halbeath) Campus


HNC Additional Support Needs: Supporting the Individual is designed to provide you with the practical skills and theoretical knowledge required to become an effective professional in the area of learning support, working with children, young people or adults in an educational setting, such as a nursery, school, college or specialist educational provision

This course is intended to provide a progression route for those who wish to continue to study in the area of additional support needs (ASN). You will undertake a placement for two days per week between September and June to give you practical experience in working in this sector.

Successful completion of the course will also enable you to seek employment and register with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) at Practitioner level. Visit the SSSC for more information about registration requirements.

You will study: ASN: principles of practice; ASN: theoretical approaches to learning; ASN: the effects on human development; ASN: workplace practice; ASN: graded unit 1; Other optional units.

Entry Requirements

2 Highers at A or B; or Foundation Apprenticeship Social Services and Healthcare or Social Services (Children and Young People); or relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 6. 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

HND Additional Support Needs: Managing and Supporting the Services, BEd Primary Teaching or other university courses.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Health and Social Care

SCQF Level



Career Sectors

College or University Lecturing

Education Support

Primary School Teaching

Secondary School Teaching

Teaching - Other