Child, Health and Social Care NC Level 5
What is special about this course?
Both working in an early education and childcare setting and working in health and social care are specialised fields. If you are looking to pursue a career in either sector then this introductory course will give you a thorough foundation in the subjects and offer you the perfect platform from which you can progress.
This course has been designed to provide an overview of each industry; early education and childcare and social care. The course covers a wide subject range and is relevant to current industry requirements. You will also learn about health and safety issues and first aid – knowledge and skills that will be of real value to prospective employers.
During your course, we introduce you to using a range of digital technologies, which will help you get the most from your course and at the same time develop your digital skills. Find out more about key computing skills and essential student skills.
Students should have at least 3 National 4s or above / equivalent.
If you don’t meet our entry requirements, your previous experience may still qualify you for this course. Mature students will be considered on merit. We’ll be inviting you by email to attend course information sessions between now and the start of your course. We’d urge you to come along if at all possible.
What you study will include:
- care: human development and behaviour/social influences
- values and principles
- families in modern society
- maintaining safety in a care setting
- healthy eating in a care setting OR play in early education and childcare
- child protection: an introduction
- working with individuals with additional support needs
- mental health issues: an introduction
- embedded development of core and essential skills
More than just your subject
Imagine coming out of college with your subject qualification PLUS a portfolio of skills endorsed by employers. That’s exactly what you will get with us. Our skills+ portfolio is part of your full-time course. You will develop skills in digital literacy, entrepreneurship, metaskills, work-readiness, net-zero, wellbeing, and the skills you need for your future aspirations. Our skills+ portfolio becomes your portfolio to take away with you. Whilst studying your subject you will build your skills+ portfolio and gain confidence and resilience along the way.
Internet connection and a suitable device with headphones, microphone and camera (minimum spec) is required. Please email us if you have any concerns about connectivity or equipment.
How will I study my course?
- Full Time
You normally need to commit to 18 hours per week (2-3 days) of blended learning time consisting of timetabled learning and personal study.
Timetabled learning will take place in an online classroom where you connect and interact with your lecturer and classmates using with video, voice and text chat. You will also complete regular and flexible personal study which most students choose to do from home.
How long will my course last?34 Weeks
How will I be assessed?
You will be assessed by means of a combination of practical tasks and open and closed book assessments throughout the year. You may have to attend a college centre or other exam centre for some of these – we can discuss this with you on application.
Where can I study my course?
- From anywhere with an internet connection including your local college centre
Please note, UHI West Highland will be changing its name to UHI North, West and Hebrides in August 2023, subject to Scottish Government approval. This will not impact on your choice of course or how and where you will study.
Late August/Early September
For the latest information on fees please see our Fees & Funding information pages.
Students may also qualify for bursary funding.
What can I do on completion of my course?
Once you’ve successfully completed the course you might like to consider our NQ Early Education and Childcare at SCQF level 6 , our NC Health and Social Care level 6, other related courses or move directly into employment.
Is there more information available online?
You can use the above QR code to connect directly to the course details.
Apply for Child, Health and Social Care NC Level 5
We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at UHI West Highland. Please note, UHI West Highland will be changing its name to UHI North, West and Hebrides in August 2023, subject to Scottish Government approval. This will not impact on your choice of course or how and where you will study. UHI West Highland 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.