Health and Social Care (SfW) Higher

What is special about this course?

This course introduces you to the nature of health and social care work. It includes investigating the types of health and social care establishments that are available and the roles of care workers in these settings. You will also be investigating the principles of good care practice and exploring what constitutes day to day care work, for example identifying people's needs and strengths and learning how care workers try to meet those needs through care plans.

Entry requirements

Entry is at the discretion of the centre but students would be expected to have attained a minimum of standard grade English at general/credit level.

Central to the course is developing the employability attitudes and skills necessary for effective work in health and social care settings. You will be involved in evaluating your own skills, setting your personal goals and reviewing your progress during the course. The emphasis is on experiential learning and developing the knowledge and skills valued by the care sector.

The following mandatory units make up the group award:

  • Understanding and Supportng People in Health and Social Care Settings
  • Care Princples and Practice
  • Working in Health and Social Care Settings
  • Health, Safety and Protection Issues in Care Settings

How will I study my course?

  • Part Time

The course wil be taught face to face and visiting speakers from the sector wll give talks on their experiences.

How long will my course last?

1 Academic Years

Where can I study my course?

Start date

Contact your local centre for information on start dates


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

What can I do on completion of my course?

This course may provide progression to Scottish Vocational Qualification Level 2 in Social Services Healthcare.

Is there more information available online?

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Apply for Health and Social Care (SfW) Higher

To enrol, or for further information on this course, please contact your local Argyll College Centre

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