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
  • National 5 Mental Health and Wellbeing 
  • Child protection
  • 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

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



For the latest information on fees please see our Tuition Fees information.

What can I do on completion of my course?

  • SVQ Level 2 Social Services and Health Care - Adults or Children and Young People
  • NQ 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 UHI North Highland. UHI North Highland 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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