Health and Social Care SCQF Level 6

What is special about this course?

As people live longer, demand for qualified workers in health and social care continues to grow across our region, Scotland and the rest of the developed world.

As a result, there are opportunities for work in nursing, social care, health promotion and related fields across the NHS, local authorities and private companies.

This course is designed to provide you with practical skills and in-depth knowledge in the fields of health and social care.

You will study a range of SQA units specific to Health and Social Care.

Special features:

  • You will gain knowledge and skills across both health and social care
  • Enable you to pursue a career as a health/social care worker in a range of community and clinical settings
  • To enable you to integrate values, skills and knowledge effectively in a health/social care setting
  • To facilitate progression (for those who wish) to higher education

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.

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.

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

Please note that this course is currently under review and the content may change.

How will I study my course?

Additional information for course delivery in 2021-22

From August/September 2021, it is our intention that physical campuses will be open to all students for access to study facilities, support services and social activities, subject to Scottish Government guidance. Our priority is to provide a safe learning environment for all students and staff. We will continue to review government guidance as restrictions shift and will inform you of any further changes to the information provided below about your course.

    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?


    1 academic year

    Where can I study my course?

      • Moray College UHI

    Start date



    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?

    On successful completion of this course, you can progress on to further study at Moray College UHI: 

    • HNC Healthcare Practice
    • HNC Social Services

    Many students also gain employment within the Health and Social Care sector.

    Is there more information available online?

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    We are no longer accepting applications for 2021/22

    I want to start in 2022/23

    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.