Health and Social Care Theory (Level 6)

Dumfries and Galloway College


Dumfries Campus


This HNC is an exciting opportunity for those want a career in community learning and development and in a wide range of community settings including youth work, adult education or community work.

It is a qualification that offers a range skills and experiences which will equip learners to work effectively and reflectively in the wide-ranging field of community learning and development. Those with experience will become equipped with the required underpinning knowledge in regard to community work theory and practice. You will learn the importance of ethics in relation to practice. This HNC has been developed as a practitioners course but may offer a route to study at university.

Units include:
Principles and Practice of Community Learning; Managing Resources; Group Work
Sociology; Learning Approaches; Adult Education; Working with Young People; Health Promotion.

Students complete a placement in a community-based organisation usually around 2 days a week. Students are taught in a blended way with a combination of face to face or online learning for two days a week. Students can use existing paid or voluntary work for their placement or they will be supported to find a placement.

Entry Requirements

4 subjects at National 5 at B, English and Maths preferred, or relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 5. You will 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.

Progression Routes

Relevant care course

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Health and Social Services

SCQF Level