Social Services Professions

Edinburgh College


Midlothian Campus, Sighthill Campus


If you are looking for a career that is challenging, has opportunities for development and makes a real difference in people’s lives then social services could be perfect for you.

This course combines the practical skills and theoretical knowledge required with a work placement, allowing you to take learning from the classroom into the professional world. This course is designed to meet the most current needs of the social services industry allowing graduates to work with a high degree of ability and confidence in the incredibly rewarding environments of social services.

This course is designed for you to either progress to an HNC or enter employment in social services.

Areas of study include:

Mental health; Dementia care; Substance misuse; Data skills; Human development; Professional development; Communication skills; Work experience.

Entry Requirements

4 subjects at National 5 including English, or relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 5.

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

HNC Social Services or employment as a support worker.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Health Professions and Social Services

SCQF Level