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HNC: Social Services SCQF Level 7

Fife College

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  • Qualification

    HNC - Higher National Certificate

  • Location

    Stenton Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

COURSE INFORMATION

Previously called HNC: Social Care, this course is designed to meet the registration requirements to work in social care settings and is aimed at those who have some experience in working in care in either a paid or voluntary capacity.

This is a 12 credit award with most of the units applied to work experience and placements. If you are a full-time student, placements will be arranged by the College to ensure that you can be supported in the application of theory and gain experience to evidence competency in the three work-based SVQ units integral to the course.

This course meets the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) requirements for registration for a variety of posts in health and social care sector. For those working in or considering a career in residential child care this, plus five other SVQ units, meets requirements (due to change soon).

FURTHER STUDY

  • HND: Additional Support Needs: Managing and Supporting the Services SCQF Level 8
  • Fife College has defined articulation routes in place for this course
  • Year two entry to BSc (Hons) Public Policy Sociology at Queen Margaret University Edinburgh (Graded Unit at B)
  • Social work degrees at university (some universities will also ask for an English, ICT and/or Numeracy or Maths qualification)
  • SVQ: Social Services and Healthcare SCQF Level 8 (while working)
  • May also be accepted for mental health nursing and midwifery
  • Degrees in community learning and development
  • Degrees in social sciences

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

  • Care related services, for example residential schools, day-care facilities for the older adult and resource centres for adults with physical disabilities or learning difficulties
  • Care home practitioner
  • Housing support worker
  • Various job roles in mental health, homelessness, and looked-after children in the statutory sector and third sector

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University information

Fife College

  • Campus address

    Fife College, Halbeath, Dunfermline, Fife, KY11 8DY, Scotland

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