Introduction to Child Health & Social Care SCQF Level 5

What is special about this course?

This course has been designed as a starting point for those interested in entering the Child, Health and Social Care industries. From January to September, you will build up a portfolio of modules to allow you to progress onto a full-time course within the Child, Health and Social Care areas in September.  

Entry requirements

To study the introduction to Child Health and Social Care course you will need 5 National 5 qualifications at C or above including one literacy subject e.g. English, History, Geography, Psychology or Care.    

If you do not hold the entry requirements specified above, we would still encourage you to apply as all candidates are considered on their own merit alongside an interview. 

You will have the option to study units from our full-time courses and depending on your career aspiration, you will study modules from:

  • NC Child, Health and Social Care (SCQF level 5)

Once completed, you will have gained the foundation knowledge required to work in a variety of care settings along with relevant work experience and a recognised SQA qualification.

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time

How long will my course last?

6 Months

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?

On successful completion of this course, you can progress onto the following courses in September:

  • SVQ 2 Social Services and Healthcare
  • Social Services (Children and Young People)
  • NQ Social Services (Children and Young People)
  • NQ Health and Social Care
  • HNC Childhood Practice
  • HNC Social Services

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Apply for Introduction to Child Health & Social Care

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.