Health and Social Care (Level 6)

UHI North, West and Hebrides


Auchtertyre Campus, Broadford Campus, Fort William Campus, Gairloch Campus, Kilchoan Campus, Kinlochleven Campus, Mallaig Campus, Portree Campus, Strontian Campus, Ullapool Campus, Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)


What is special about this course?
Health and social care is provided in settings such as nursing homes, residential homes for the elderly, hospitals and resource centres for people with learning disabilities.

The demands for a skilled health and social care workforce are increasing.

This NC provides a range of topics both theoretical and practical related to working in this sector. You will investigate who needs care, what types of care are available and the responsibilities of a care worker.

Care workers must operate from a good ethical value base and so you will study the principles underpinning the National Care Standards. The programme will allow you to meet the professional standards required for registration with the Scottish Social Services Council.

Entry Requirements

3 subjects at National 5 or NC Child, Health and Social Care (Level 5). Entry is subject to 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

HNC Social Services

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

34 weeks


Health and Social Care

SCQF Level