This course offers a progression route from HND: Additional Support Needs: Managing and Supporting the Services or HND: Social Sciences. This unique course is one of the most popular degrees at Fife College. It provides you with an opportunity to study at SCQF Level 9 and then progress to Honours degrees.

This degree course is delivered at Fife College in partnership with Abertay University and successful students will graduate with a degree awarded by Abertay University.

Academic Study skills, evaluative writing and research skills 

  • One year full-time
  • Research methodology
  • Psychology and social development
  • Inclusive practice
  • Educational policy and practice
  • History of learning difficulties
  • Research project

One of the following:

  • HND: Additional Support Needs: Managing and Supporting the Services SCQF Level 8 with graded unit 2 at C or above
  • HND: Social Sciences SCQF Level 8 studied at Fife College with graded unit at C or above
  • Postgraduate courses in social work, primary school teaching, secondary school teaching or social work (check entry requirements with individual universities).
  • It is possible to progress on to a degree at university from this course - see our HE and Degree Pathways guide for more information.

Careers in social care and education


  • Personal statement
  • You may be required to take part in an informal conversation as part of the application process. This group/individual conversation may be an information session, a portfolio discussion, or a skills based exercise