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  • Funded places for the HNC Social Services SCQF 7

    Created: 03/03/2023, Updated: 06/03/2023
    News/Events Category: General News

    The Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP) in partnership with Fife College are offering limited funded places for the HNC Social Services SCQF 7.  There is no cost to applications or referring organisations except in time to study.

    The HNC Social Services, formerly known as HNC Social Care, is for those already employed within a care setting who may wish to undertake a formal qualification. It involves both practical and theoretical work and will include online delivery supported by face-to-face classroom support. This course meets the criteria for Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) registration as a care practitioner.

    The HNC is a 12-credit award and is a combination of theory and practice units.

    Learners will study:

    • Care in contemporary society
    • Lifespan development
    • Care practice
    • Health and wellbeing
    • Graded unit
    • Three SVQ units at SCQF 7
    • Optional units
    • Study Mode:  Attendance on campus is required in the evening and / or weekend for some parts of the course. Self paced learning is required too. 

    Year of Course: 1 year

    Start: September *note this date is provisional and may change

    Location: Kirkcaldy- St Brycedale Campus


    Fife College requires applicants to hold one of the following entry requirements:

    • 2 Highers at Grade A or B
    • Foundation apprenticeship at SCQF 6 in social Services and Healthcare or Children and young people plus higher English at Grade A or B
    • A qualification at SCQF level 6 in a related subject (SVQ 2 Social Services)
    • Evidence of some work/ experience in the care sector.

    Learners may be invited to take part in an informal conversation with a college representative as part of the application process. This group / individual conversation may be an information session, a portfolio discussion, or a skills-based exercise. The College will advise if the application is progressed further.

    If you are invited to apply, the Fife College will provide a specific link at the right time. Please do not apply via the Fife College website otherwise you will be charge for the cost of the course.

    To register interest please complete the form - the information given will be shared with Fife college.

    The closing date to Expressions of Interest is Friday 14 April 2023.

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