Social Services

South Lanarkshire College


This course will help you to develop and gain an understanding in Social science; developing analytical, evaluative and problem solving skills. Using critical thinking to understand about social and cultural issues.

Core units include:
Research & methodology; Sociology and psychology; Graded Unit.

Optional units include:
Politics; History.

Entry Requirements

2 Highers including English, or Access to Social Services (SWAP); or other relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 6. Subject to successful 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

HND Additional Support Needs or a degree in Social Services. Possible degree routes with Open University include Social Work (must be sponsored by an employer), Youth Work, Psychology.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Health and Social Care

SCQF Level