Health Care and Social Services (National 5)

New College Lanarkshire


Motherwell Campus, Cumbernauld Campus, Coatbridge Campus


This introductory course is ideal if you wish to pursue a career in Health and Social Care. The course will develop an understanding of the principles which support professional care practice and includes knowledge of inter relationship of human behaviour and development as well as, social influences and values and principles which underpin care approaches and priorities to address the needs of the individual.

A voluntary work placement may be offered as part of the course, giving you first-hand experience and encouraging you to reflect on your approach, this will stand you in good stead for a job in this field.

Entry Requirements

4 subjects at National 5 including English. Interview and skills test.

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

Higher Health and Social Care options.

Start Date



National 5

Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Health Care and Social Services

SCQF Level