Child, Health and Social Care

North Highland College UHI


Thurso Campus, Alness Campus


Students may study full time for 36 weeks or part time over two years, either at The NHC-Thurso or The NHC-Alness. It is also now available on an open learning basis.

Your course tutor will assist you to create an individual timetable by choosing subjects at National 4, National 5 or Higher level from the range of options available in subjects such as:
Care, Childcare and development, Psychology, Practical skills for caring, Work placement to develop vocational and employability skills, You will also develop core skills in IT, numeracy and communications.

Entry Requirements

5 subjects at National 4, including 1 from English, History, Geography, Psychology, Care or the equivalent. Applicants should be at least 16 years of age. Satisfactory interview.

Progression Routes

Relevant Care course

Start Date

September, January



Study Method

Full time

Course Length

36 weeks


Health and Wellbeing

SCQF Level