Child, Health and Social Care (Generic Route) (Fast Track)

North East Scotland College


Aberdeen City Campus


This course will provide a good foundation in a range of child, social and health care, and to develop study skills. It will give successful students the opportunity to progress to Level 6 studies in August 2020.

Applicants should enjoy group interaction and be mature enough to work on their own initiative. We look for individuals who are enthusiastic with a positive attitude to learning and can show commitment to this full-time programme.

The course introduces a variety of care professions across statutory, voluntary and private settings; The values, principles and legislation that underpin health and social care; Child development; Introduction to mental health issues; Improving health, wellbeing, nutrition and lifestyle; Communication, numeracy and IT, contextualised to the care professions; Preparation for higher level study; Introductory biology.

Entry Requirements

2 subjects at National 5 including English plus 4 subjects at National 4; or relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 4.

Other qualifications and experience may be considered but the ability to work at SCQF Level 5 is essential. A genuine aptitude for working with people and good communication skills are essential.

Progression Routes

NC Health and Social Care

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

22 weeks



SCQF Level