Health and Social Care NQ

What is special about this course?

The NQ Health and Social Care programme is aimed at school leavers, adult returners and those working in the Health and Social Care industries. It is the first level of the programme which allows health and social care workers to register with the SSSC. Learners will gain knowledge, understanding, skills and attributes that will help them to contribute to the care and support of people in the social services and health sectors.

The programme is designed to allow successful students to progress into work within the health and social care sector, or further their studies in areas such as Nursing, Social Work and Youth Work. The programme includes three Highers in Psychology, Care and Childcare and Development.

The programme will also offer CPD opportunities for those already employed in some capacity within the industry as well as the additionality of studying within a large interdisciplinary team.

Entry requirements

You are welcome to apply if you have;

  • Five National 5's at C or above or equivalent including one literacy subject eg English, History, Geography, Psychology or Care
  • OR have completed the NC Child Health and Social Care
  • OR the SVQ Social Services and Healthcare Level 6
  • Satisfactory interview and PVG check

Mature students

  • Relevant post-school education and training
  • Relevant life experience
  • Satisfactory interview and PVG check

 

Throughout the course, you will study relevant health and social care subjects such as -

  • Prevention of infection
  • Nutrition, Health and Wellbeing
  • Health Promotion
  • Higher Care
  • Higher Childcare and Development
  • Core skills including Communication, IT and numeracy
  • Higher Psychology
  • Work placement to develop vocational and employability skills

The above units provide the knowledge, skills and insight required to be successful in your career as a health or social care professional.  The programme will enable you to develop skills necessary for working in a wide range of social care settings.

 

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time
  • Part Time

How long will my course last?


One academic year full time longer part time


Where can I study my course?

    • Thurso
    • Alness

Start date

Intake in September

Fees

For the latest information on fees please see our fees policy.

What can I do on completion of my course?

  • This course is designed to provide you with a qualification suitable for gaining employment in a wide range of health and social care settings
  • You may also meet the entry requirements for nursing or social work training
  • SVQ Social Services & Healthcare Level 6 or 7
  • HNC Social Services
  • BA(Hons) Health Studies, BSc(Hons) Psychology or BA(Hons) Child & Youth Studies.

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Apply for Health and Social Care NQ

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at North Highland College UHI. North Highland College operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.

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We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at North Highland College UHI. North Highland College operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of gender, age, disability, ethnicity and socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.

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