Healthcare Practice

West College Scotland


Paisley Campus, Clydebank Campus, Greenock (Waterfront) Campus


If you are looking for a career in nursing or another care profession, this could be the course for you. This course provides practical skills and theoretical knowledge in clinical settings. The HNC is a recognised entry qualification for progression to a range of degree programmes including Adult, Mental Health, Child and Learning Disability Nursing, Midwifery, Paramedic Science or Occupational Therapy.

Entry Requirements

2 Highers at C or above including English; or NC Healthcare or Social Care (Higher); or other relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 6. Interview.

It is preferred that all applications have some care experience, either paid or volunteering.

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

Social Work degree programme

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Health and Social Care

SCQF Level