HNC (SCQF Level 7)


1 Year (typically 3 days a week in college)


  • Care


  • Aberdeen City Campus
  • Fraserburgh Campus

Why take this course?

This course develops essential knowledge and understanding relating to working as a practitioner within a setting. Upon completion, candidates are eligible to register with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) at practitioner level. This course provides a great opportunity to gain a nationally and professionally recognised group award.

A mandatory placement opportunity will be provided to students who demonstrate appropriate skills and values. The course includes mandatory SVQ units, and a graded unit, undertaken in a real working environment.

What you will experience

  • In-depth understanding of working with children and young people
  • Rights and provision
  • Protection and participation
  • Contemporary issues for children and families
  • Promoting language, literacy and numeracy in early education and childcare
  • Working with those who have additional support needs
  • How to understand/support child behaviour