Social Services Children & Young People (Previously NC Early Education and Childcare) NQ

What is special about this course?

Learners will gain knowledge, understanding, skills and attributes that will help them to contribute to the development of children in personal and professional contexts.

The main purpose of the course is for learners to understand early education and child development from pre-birth to age 18 and the roles and responsibilities of practitioners, other professionals and parents/carers in contributing to the development of children and young people. Learners will gain knowledge, understanding, skills and attributes that will help them to contribute to the development of children in personal and professional contexts. Learners will undertake childcare placements.

 

Entry requirements

School Leavers:

  • Minimum of five National 5 qualifications at C or above, including one literary subject e.g. English, History, Geography, Psychology or Care
  • Satisfactory interview 

Mature students:

  • Relevant post school education and training
  • Satisfactory interview 

Progressing students

  • NC Child, Health and Social Care 
  • OR SVQ Level 2 in Social Services and Healthcare, or equivalent

•    Higher in Childcare and Development (3 Units)
•    NPA Social Services (Children and Young People) (5 units) 
•    Prevention of Infection
•    Health Promotion
•    Work placement to develop vocational and employability skills
•    You will also develop core skills in IT, Numeracy and Communications
•    As well as the subject specific units, you will have the opportunity to complete a Higher and an NPA qualification
 

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time
  • Part Time

How long will my course last?

1 Academic Year

One academic year full-time, longer part-time.

Where can I study my course?

    • Thurso
    • Alness

Start date

September

Fees

Study mode  Scottish Fee RUK* Fee International Fee
Full-time £1790 £5970 £5970
Part-time (per credit/module) £90 £300 £300

Full-Time Study

Full-time students will automatically receive the fee waiver if they are eligible from the information they have provided on their course application form.

If you have been living in the UK for at least three years, are an ordinary resident in Scotland before the course start date it is likely that you will not have to pay fees for your full-time course. Please check our fee waiver policy for more information.

Fees are payable on enrolment each academic year.

Some of our courses require students to have essential equipment/clothing please check with your course tutor.

Please get in touch with nhcfinance@uhi.ac.uk if you have any further questions on fees.

*Rest of UK (students typically domiciled in the rest of the UK (England, Wales and N. Ireland, including Channel Islands and the Isle of Man), with a term-time address in Scotland.

Part-Time Study

A Fee Waiver could be available to help with the payment of course fees depending on your personal circumstances, please check our fee waiver policy to see if you are eligible.

Fees are payable on enrolment each academic year.

Some of our courses require students to have essential equipment/clothing please check with your course tutor.

Please contact nhcfinance@uhi.ac.uk  if you have any further questions on fees.

What can I do on completion of my course?

  • HNC Childhood Practice
  • SVQ Social Services and Healthcare (Children & Young People) 
  • Enhanced career opportunities or progression onto other relevant courses including BA(Hons) Health Studies, BA(Hons) Child and Youth Studies, BSc (Hons) Psychology, BSc (Hons) Sport and Fitness

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Apply for Social Services Children & Young People (Previously NC Early Education and Childcare) NQ

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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