Health and Social Care NC

What is special about this course?

This Health and Social Care full time course has been developed for students hoping to enter a career in Health or Social Care.

This stimulating course provides students with the opportunity to study social care related subjects at Higher level.

Students enjoy a mixed course of theory and practice both in college and in a placement to suit their chosen specialism.

Entry requirements

The candidate would normally be expected to have achieved 4 passes at national 5, one of which should be English.  Non-traditional qualifications will also be considered.

The course is taught through a mixture of college and work placement experiences. You will attend placement two days a week and are required to complete a variety of projects and log books to demonstrate their ability to relate theory to practice.

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • Vocational Pathway

The course is taught through a mixture of class-room based lectures and tutorials in College and by using on-line VLE support materials.

 


How long will my course last?


1 year full time
2 years part time


Where can I study my course?

    Start date

    August

    Fees

    Further education tuition fees

    Full time

    If you are studying a full time Further Education course (NCs, NQs etc.) the College claims your fees from the Scottish Funding Council for students who are under 18 on the first day of the course. Students over the age of 18 on the first day of the course have to apply to Orkney Islands Council (OIC) for a tuition fees bursary.

    Information on the tuition fees bursary is available on the OIC website.

    Part time

    Normally you are responsible for your course fees but if you are in receipt of certain benefits you may be eligible for a Part Time Course Fee Waiver. Not all part-time courses at Orkney College UHI are covered by the Fee Waiver Scheme and only certain benefits are acceptable as a basis for a Fee Waiver. Please contact the college to enquire.

    If you are eligible, you may be entitled to an ILA of up to £200 a year towards a course. Further information can be found at https://www.myworldofwork.co.uk/learn-and-train/sds-individual-learning-accounts-ila

    What can I do on completion of my course?

    This course can lead to entry on the following vocational courses HNC Social Services, SVQ 2 & 3 in Social services and health care.  Please note students who wish to use this course to progress to a degree in Nursing will be required to have or be working towards achieving 2 more highers.  Further guidance can be given regarding this on application.

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    We are no longer accepting applications for 2018/19

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