Health, Social and Child Studies SQA Level 6
What is special about this course?
The aim of the course is to prepare students for progression from further education to higher education, employment and/or further training within Health, Social Care or Childcare. Students will develop a range of knowledge, skills and the understanding required to work in a variety of care settings. Students will undertake a minimum of one week’s placement experience during the session*. The college will ensure that all students become members of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme (PVG Scheme) prior to their placement experience. *Dependent on current Covid-19 guidelines in health and social care settings.
It is expected that candidates should have a minimum of four standard grades at 3 or above or four passes at National 4 or have successfully achieved Health Social and Child Studies Intermediate 2 course or National 5, including the external exam.
Category 2 PVG course: PVG Scheme membership is required for specific optional modules/unit(s), where there is guaranteed contact with vulnerable groups in optional module/unit(s), but an alternative pathway exists to achieve target qualification. For further information visit this webpage
The course includes:
- Care Higher
- NC Health and Social Care level 6 award
- SQA units specific to Health, Social and Childcare
The practical placement allows students to appreciate the qualities, attitudes and skills required before making a final commitment to a caring profession.
How will I study my course?
- Full Time
- Part Time
Face to face
How long will my course last?1 Year
36 weeks full time or longer part time.
Where can I study my course?
- UHI Outer Hebrides
- UHI Outer Hebrides (Stornoway Campus)
Please note, UHI Outer Hebrides will be changing its name to UHI North, West and Hebrides in August 2023. This will not impact on your choice of course or how and where you will study.
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What can I do on completion of my course?
On successful completion of this course, students can progress on to further study at UHI Outer Hebrides:
- HNC Childhood Practice
- BA(Hons) Health and Social Studies
- BA Child and Youth Studies
- BSc Nursing
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Apply for Health, Social and Child Studies SQA Level 6
We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at UHI Outer Hebrides. Please note, UHI Outer Hebrides will be changing its name to UHI North, West and Hebrides in August 2023. This will not impact on your choice of course or how and where you will study. UHI Outer Hebrides 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.