Access to Social Services

New College Lanarkshire


Coatbridge Campus


This course provides an opportunity for students who are returning to education to obtain the qualifications to progress to HNC Social Services. The course is aimed at individuals who have life experience either formally or informally relating to care support and/or care work.

Applicants will study a variety of care subjects including:

Values and principles; Human development; Behaviour; Supporting children's rights and entitlements.

In addition applicants will work towards gaining the Mental Health and Wellbeing Award.

Entry Requirements

2 subjects at National 5 or Higher; English and a social science subject preferred; or Foundation Apprenticeship Social Services and Healthcare. A passion for or experience of working in paid or voluntary work an advantage.

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.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Healthcare and Social Services

SCQF Level