SCQF Levels 5 -9
Dunfermline, Glenrothes, Kirkcaldy, Levenmouth
Full-time, Part-time, Work-based Learning
Start studying in August 2022
Why Choose Social Care at Fife College?
Working in social care is a career like no other! You will be joining thousands of front line heroes, who make a real difference every day to the lives of the most vulnerable people in society. Whether you want to work as a counsellor or a youth worker, a housing officer or a social worker, you will be using your knowledge and skills to help people change their lives for the better.
Our wide range of acclaimed social care courses, from introductory level certificates in health and social care, or nursing and care work, will provide you with the transferable skills and practical work experience you need to get started in your career. And for those already working within the care industry, our flexible work-based and part-time study options mean you can fit studying for an SVQ in Social Services and Healthcare around work and family commitments.
Fife College is, where appropriate, using the COVID-19 guidance from the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) to support students and to maintain the integrity of their award during these unprecedented times. For more information go to the SSSC website.
Our Social Care Courses
We offer courses in the following subjects:
• Additional Support Needs
• Care and Administrative Practice
• Health and Social Care
• Learning Difficulties/Disabilities Degree
• Nursing and Care Work
• Social Services and Healthcare
Progress to a Degree
Did you know that a Social Care HNC or HND qualification is the equivalent of first year (HNC) or second year (HND) of a Social Care Degree at university?
So depending on the subject studied, successfully completing an HNC or HND in health and social care at Fife College could mean that you have the opportunity to progress on to Year 2 or 3 of a related BA, BA (Hons), BSc, BSC (Hons) or MA (Hons) degree course at one of the following partner Universities in Scotland.
University of Dundee
University of Stirling
University of the Highlands and Islands
University of the West of Scotland
Alternatively, you could even stay on at Fife College, and study all three years of your BA Learning Difficulties/Disabilities degree at our Dunfermline campus. So either way, studying Health and Social Care at Fife College can be a more cost-effective, local alternative route to the same social care degree in Scotland, in the same amount of time!
What Happens after I Apply?
There are four possible outcomes from your interview:
Unconditional offer: you have met all the entry requirements and your place is guaranteed.
Conditional offer: your place is secured pending meeting the entry requirements.
Waiting list: you have met all entry requirements; however, the course is full.
If any spaces become available you may be contacted usually around about the course start date.
Unsuccessful: speak to our Guidance Team.
They may be able to help you find another suitable course.
Discover What the Course Is Really Like
Hear from David Mulligan on how his social care course helped him land a career in care.
Learn More about Social Care
Watch our video to get an overview of where a social care course can take you today.
A Career in Care Webinar
We know there’s also lots to consider before you apply If you have any questions about our courses, join our upcoming Social Care Webinar-Your Questions Asked - Your Questions Answered.