Health and Social Care

North Highland College UHI


Thurso Campus, Alness Campus


The NQ Health and Social Care programme is aimed at school leavers, adult returners and those working in the Health and Social Care industries. It is the first level of programme which allows health and social care workers to register with the SSSC. Learners will gain knowledge, understanding, skills and attributes that will help them to contribute to the care and support of people in the social services and health sectors.

Entry Requirements

5 subjects at National 5 including English or another English based subject; or NC Child Health and Social Care or the SVQ Social Services and Healthcare at SCQF Level 6. 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

This course is designed to provide you with a qualification suitable for entry to nurse training but may also allow progression to the HNC Social Care, BA Health Studies or BA Child and Youth Studies.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Health and Wellbeing

SCQF Level