Healthcare, Social Care & Counselling


By choosing a career in the health and social care field, you will get to meet and work with people from all walks of life and help to make a difference in their lives – find your future here!

Choose Health and Social Care

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Angela, BA (Hons) Health and Social Studies

“This course was ideal as I was able to study a course in my home town and it was a suitable blend for a complementary therapist working to support patients in healthcare. I have gained insight and confidence through the process of learning. I found the mode of teaching via the Virtual Learning Environment to be informative with encouragement to enter online discussion boards.”

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Connor, HNC Social Services

“The course has a mix of online and in class learning, both of which allowed me to learn more independently. I undertook placement with Inspire PTL who support adults with learning disabilities across Moray and Aberdeenshire. The team that I worked with made my placement thoroughly enjoyable and I am now registered with the Scottish Social Services Council as a Support Worker.”

Pamela Nairn, NC Health and Social Care student

Pamela, NC Health and Social Care

“Moray College UHI is an environment where you are treated with respect and appreciated for your cooperation. The support I received from the lecturers was commendable. I had been out of any sort of education for over 10 years so the SCQF Level 6 course was my first steppingstone for a career in social care, and I now intend to go on to study the HNC.”

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Gemma, SVQ in Healthcare Support – Clinical

“I am currently employed with NHS Grampian and have been since 2011 working in a variety of roles. I never thought that I would progress any further as an auxiliary but this SVQ (which I studied while in employment) has shown me that anything is possible and when you put your mind to it you can achieve anything.”

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Joyce, SVQ in Social Services and Healthcare (SCQF Level 7)

“I found the mode of teaching very informative. This course was blended where I would study online and get assessed in the workplace on my practical skills. I received great support from my tutor throughout my course with lots of feedback. Completing this course has inspired me to continue my studies at Moray College UHI to study BA (Hons) Health and Social Studies online and hopefully become a Social Worker.”

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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 almost limitless opportunities at all levels for work in nursing, social care, health promotion and related fields. Employers include the NHS, local authorities, charities and private companies.

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Unsure what to study?

Unsure what to study?

If you are unsure what subject or course to study and are looking for some direction, you can make a virtual appointment with our Student Guidance team - please email

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Worried about starting college or university?

Worried about starting college or university?

We understand these are uncertain times and you may have questions about starting your course – the good news is we are here for you and will support you throughout your studies. If you would like to have a chat with our Student Guidance team you can arrange a virtual appointment by emailing:

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Admissions process

Admissions process

Thinking about applying or already have and not sure what happens next? Check out our admissions process.

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Need funding advice?

Need funding advice?

If you are looking for guidance or advise on student finance please contact our Student Finance team with your questions by emailing: