Access to Social Care (NPA) (Fast Track)

South Lanarkshire College


Core units include:
Social influences; Values and principles; Mental health issues; Introduction to counselling; Human development and behaviour; plus NPA Social Services and Health Care.

There is no placement element to this course.

Entry Requirements

2 subjects at National 5, English and a social sciences subject preferred. Interview and entry test.

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

Successful completion may allow students to progress to SVQ 2 SSHC, NC Health and Social Care, HNC Social Services, HNC Additional Support needs. Progression is dependent on a satisfactory PVG check and satisfactory reference from course team.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

24 weeks


Health and Social Care

SCQF Level