Pathway to Health and Social Care SCQF Level 5

What is special about this course?

This course is designed to provide students with opportunities to develop knowledge, understanding and transferable skills in the fields of health and social care. A Community Project will allow students to appreciate the qualities, attitudes and skills required within a care setting, whilst preparing students for progression to higher education, employment and/or further training within health or social care.  Students may also get the opportunity to complete a work placement whilst on the course.

Please note that students on this course are required to have a satisfactory (PVG) Protecting Vulnerable Adults  check to enable participation in practice placement.  If you know of something that may appear on a disclosure check that could affect your application, please contact: or telephone 01343 576269 before you apply to discuss.

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Entry requirements

3 National 4s including English.
achievement of all units on an SCQF Level 4 course or equivalent.
Applications are encouraged from mature students who do not possess formal qualifications but have the skills to meet the academic demands of the cours

Course Content
The course comprises of mandatory and optional SQA units.
Units include:
• Communication
• Information and Communication Technology
• Numeracy
• Care: Human Development and Behaviour
• Care: Social Influences
• Care: Values and Principles
• First Aid
• HIV, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C Infections
• Working with Individuals with Additional Support Needs
• Parenting
• Care of Children
• Healthy Eating in a Care Setting
• Uniformed Services: Working in Teams

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time

How long will my course last?

Full time: 1 year

Where can I study my course?

    • Moray College UHI

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The good news is that depending on your personal circumstances there are a wide range of bursaries, grants and allowances available to fund your college studies.

What can I do on completion of my course?

Further study may include NC Early Education and Childcare or NC Health and Social Care (SCQF Level 6) upon successful attainment of all units on this programme and achievement of the external assessment at Grade C or above.

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We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at Moray College UHI. Moray 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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