Social Services

Fife College


Kirkcaldy (St Brycedale) Campus


HNC Social Services, formerly known as HNC Social Care, is for those interested in a career in social care or those already employed within a care setting who may wish to undertake a formal qualification. It involves both practical and theoretical work and will include online delivery supported by face-to-face classroom support.

You will undertake a work experience placement during the course. This course meets the criteria for Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) registration as a care practitioner.

Subjects Include:
Care in contemporary society; Lifespan development; Care practice; Health and wellbeing; Graded Unit; Three SVQ units at SCQF Level 7; Optional units.

Entry Requirements

Two Highers including English; or Foundation Apprenticeship Social Services and Healthcare or Social Services (Children and Young People) + Higher English; or relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 6. Interview.

You will also require a PVG check through Disclosure Scotland.

Progression Routes

HND: Additional Support Needs: Managing and Supporting the Services or relevant degree programme.

Start Date




Study Method

Distance and Flexible learning
Part time (evening)
Part time (weekend)

Course Length

2 years


Health and Social Care

SCQF Level