Healthcare Practice

Glasgow Clyde College


Anniesland Campus, Cardonald Campus


HNC Healthcare Practice is designed to provide you with not only the underpinning academic knowledge and understanding but also the necessary clinical skills to work at Senior Healthcare Support Worker Level or to progress to university to a variety of nursing or allied health undergraduate degree programmes

The units you will cover on this course are:

Safe working practice for care; Therapeutic relationships; understanding behaviour; Sociology and health in Scotland; Professional standards for care practice; The human body in health and illness; Clinical skills for care practitioners; Understanding personal and professional development; Exploring mental health; Graded unit.

Entry Requirements

2 relevant Highers, preferably including English. National 5 Maths is also preferred. Or Foundation Apprenticeship Social Services and Healthcare plus 1 relevant Higher. Or a relevant NC or NQ at SCQF level 6. Interview. Pre-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

Year 1 of a relevant degree programme. This is a qualification that is recognised by the NHS so on completion you will be qualified to work at Senior Health Care Support Worker level.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Health Care

SCQF Level