Health and Social Care SCQF Level 6

What is special about this course?

This course is designed to provide students with opportunities to gain knowledge in the fields of health and social care. The course comprises of SQA units specific to Health and Social Care.

Category 1 PVG course: PVG Scheme membership is required to successfully achieve target qualification, where there is guaranteed contact with vulnerable groups in key elements of the course. For further information visit this webpage.  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.

Entry requirements

4 National 5s, 2 at A or B (one of which must be English) and 2 at A-D
satisfactory attainment of all units on an appropriate SCQF Level 5 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 course.

Units include:
• Human Development
• Social Influences
• Care: Values and Principles
• Communication
• Numeracy
• Information Technology
• Higher Care

How will I study my course?

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update

Our priority is to provide a safe learning environment for all students and staff. We will continue to review government guidance as lockdown measures shift over the next few months and will inform you of any further changes to the information provided below about your course. You will study the course through our blended learning approach. In semester one, September 2020, the theory elements will be delivered mainly online through a combination of video conference seminars, tutor-supported study and self-directed study using the university's virtual learning environment. You will also have the opportunity to do an online induction at the start of the course. On-campus activities, practical sessions and placements will be introduced in line with the developing Scottish Government public health measures and guidance, including social distancing.

    Face to face teaching, supported with Virtual Learning Environment engagement. One work placement of four weeks duration help students build links between theory and practice.

    Portfolios, Reflective Accounts of Practice and Closed Book Assessments.

    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 HNC Care and Administrative Practice or HNC Social Services on successful completion of the group award and achievement of Higher Care at grade C or above.

    Is there more information available online?

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    I want to start in 2021/22

    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.