Child Health and Social Care NC

What is special about this course?

This course is ideal for students who wish to consider their options prior to specialising in child, health or social care. 

This course is available to study from our campuses in Thurso and Alness.

Entry requirements

School leavers

  • At least 16 years old with a minimum of five National 4 qualifications, including one literary subject such as English, History or Geography
  • Satisfactory interview

Mature students

  • Relevant post-school education and training
  • Satisfactory interview
  • National 5 Care
  • National 5 Early Education and Childcare
  • Mental Health and Wellbeing (SCQF level 5)
  • Practical skills for caring
  • Child protection
  • Work placement to develop vocational and employability skills
  • You will also develop core skills in IT, numeracy and communications
  • As well as the NC Group Award, you will have the opportunity to achieve three National 5 qualifications


How will I study my course?

  • Full Time
  • Part Time

A work placement is included on the course to develop vocational and employability skills.

How long will my course last?

One Academic Years

One year full time, longer part time

Where can I study my course?

    • Thurso
    • Alness

Start date

September and January


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

What can I do on completion of my course?

  • SVQ Level 2 Social Services and Health Care - Adults or Children and Young People
  • NQ Social Services (Children and Young People) 
  • NQ Health & Social Care
  • Employment, or further study within the Child, Health or Social Care fields

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Apply for Child Health and Social Care NC

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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