Social Services

UHI Moray


Main campus, Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)


HNC Social Services has been developed by SQA to replace the HNC Social Care. It is a nationally recognised qualification and a valued award for people who want to work in a variety of social service settings, supporting individuals with varying needs.

You will gain an understanding of the values and principles of social care and learn how to integrate those values with necessary skills and knowledge; including the importance of anti-discriminatory practice in line with the National Care Standards and Scottish Social Services Council Codes of Practice.

Successful completion of the award will enable you to gain access to employment within a social service setting.

Entry Requirements

2 Highers preferably including English; or Foundation Apprenticeship Social Services and Healthcare, or relevant national qualification at SCQF Level 6. You may also be required to attend for 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.

Start Date




Study Method

Part time (day)

Course Length

2 years


Health and Wellbeing

SCQF Level