Care & Administrative Practice (non-articulation/partnership route) SCQF Level 7

Providing you with the practical skills and clinical knowledge needed to pursue a career in the healthcare sector.


Why take this course?

This course will provide you with the skills, knowledge and experience to progress to Year 1 of degree level study in Adult Nursing, Mental Health Nursing or Learning Disability Nursing, or a related discipline. It enables students to integrate knowledge and build confidence in theory and delivering effective nursing care.

Students will also undertake a practical work placement as part of the course, where they can apply their knowledge and complete the required skillsbased evidence.

What you will experience

You will learn about care and administrative practice, covering important topics in safe working practices and understanding personal and professional relationships.

Throughout the course you will learn by doing and build essential skills for care practice whilst developing a thorough knowledge of sociology, psychology and physiology for care professionals.

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Key facts

Mode of study
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Entry requirements

Applicants should have two Highers (including a Biological science and English) and a National 5 Maths qualification or equivalent. A qualification at SCQF Level 6, e.g. NC Health & Social Care, with associated Highers will also be considered.

A genuine interest in working with people and good communication skills are essential, and evidence of a minimum of 80 hours volunteering or a placement within a care environment is also required.

A clear disclosure or ability to gain membership of the PVG scheme in respect of Regulated Work with Children and Protected Adults will be required prior to placement allocation.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, please view the specific English language requirements for this course.

What you need to know

Next steps


At North East Scotland College

At University

You can progress to university upon successful completion of this course. Please see below for your options. Full information is available in the course specification PDF.


In addition to university progression options, students can use their recognised qualification to progress into a number of careers within the NHS and other Health & Social Care providers. 

The following infographic provides information on current and projected employment trends in this sector, within Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire. Follow the link on the infographic to view a larger image.

For more information about job opportunities, salaries and employment rates in this industry, visit the Career Coach website.

Infographic detailing current and projected employment trends in this sector, within Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire


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