Additional Support Needs: Managing and Supporting the Services

Fife College


Kirkcaldy (St Brycedale) Campus, Dunfermline (Halbeath) Campus


This course is designed for those who are working within the area of additional support needs (ASN) and wish to undertake further professional development. It is also for those who are considering entering this field, who have previously achieved a related HNC award (or equivalent). This is an intensive course of study with 18 SQA credits which are delivered over five full days and therefore requires a great deal of commitment and hard work to achieve. It provides a progression route to BA Learning Difficulties/Disabilities.

You will complete a practical work placement as part of the course (two days per week on the full-time course, one day per week on the part-time course).

You will study: Programme planning; Working in an additional support needs setting; Communication: business communication; Collaborating with other agencies; Managing quality; Effective leadership and management; Graded unit 2; A number of optional units.

Entry Requirements

Relevant HNC; HNC Additional Support Needs: Supporting the Individual preferred; or Foundation Apprenticeship Social Services and Healthcare plus Higher English at A or B; or Foundation Apprenticeship Children and Young People plus Higher English at A or B. 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

BA Learning Difficulties/Disabilities or employment

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Care, Social Sciences and Access to Qualifications

SCQF Level