Advanced Certificate: Health and Social Care (incorporating Access to Nursing and Care HNCs)

Fife College


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


This course offers you an opportunity to learn about the health and social care professions and the career paths are available in these areas. It allows you to begin your studies at SCQF Level 6 on a generic programme working towards Highers in care and psychology.

Subjects Include:
Higher Care; Care: values and principles; Care: human development and behaviour; Care: social influences; Dementia; Psychology Higher or units; Individual behaviour; Group behaviour
Research Methods; Biology or anatomy and physiology.

The Core Skills of ICT, numeracy and communication will be developed and certificated on this course

Entry Requirements

4 subjects at National 5 at A or B including English; or Intermediate Certificate: Health and Social Care; or other relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 5. 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

Relevant HNC

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Health and Social Care

SCQF Level