Introduction to Health and Social Care SCQF Level 5

What is special about this course?

This course will provide you with a broad introduction to the world of care. You will cover a wide range of topics from mental health and psychology to care practice and sociology. Throughout the course you will develop important skills in literacy and numeracy, in preparation for further study or employment.

There may be an opportunity for a short work experience placement.

Successful completion of this course may lead to progression onto a level 6 course such as Health & Social Care L6.

Entry requirements

  • All candidates must be 16 or over
  • Four national 4 passes, one of which must be English
  • A satisfactory PVG Disclosure Scotland check

Units include:-

  • Mental health issues
  • Sociology
  • Psychology
  • Improving health and wellbeing
  • Play in early education and childcare

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time

How long will my course last?

1 Years

Where can I study my course?

    • Inverness Campus

Start date



For the latest information on fees please see our fees policy.

What can I do on completion of my course?

Possibly employment as a support worker

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I want to start in 2020/21

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