Course Levels

Introductory courses to HNCs, HNDs and Degrees

Campus Locations

Dunfermline, Glenrothes, Kirkcaldy, Levenmouth

Study Options

Full-time, Part-time, Work-based learning

Applications Open

Start studying in August 2023

Why Choose Health and Social Care at Fife College?

Working in health and social care is a career like no other. You will be joining thousands of front line heroes, who make a difference every day to the lives of the most vulnerable people in society. Whether you want to work as a nurse, 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 health and social care courses, are available at introductory level certificates to HNCs, HNDs and degrees. These 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 around work and family commitments.

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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:

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Our Health and Social Care Courses

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We offer courses in the following subjects:

  • Health and Social Care
  • Healthcare Practice
  • Additional Support Needs
  • Counselling
  • Learning Difficulties/Disabilities
  • Nursing and Care
  • Social Services and Healthcare
  • Counselling Supervision
  • Counselling (Children and Young People)

Progress to a Degree

Did you know that a Health and Social Care HNC or HND qualification is the equivalent of first year (HNC) or second year (HND) of a Health and 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.

Abertay University

University of the Highlands and Islands

University of the West of Scotland

Alternatively, you could 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 Health and 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.

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With the cost of living set to rise higher and higher this winter, we have put in place a number of measures to help our students through these hard times.

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