• HNC Additional Support Needs

  • SCQF Level

    Level 7

  • Attendance/Duration

    Full time, one year

  • Start Date

    From 27 Aug 2018

  • Campus Availability


Start Here

Interviews for Early Years courses will commence March/April 2018. Apply now and you will receive information about the interview process by 28th February 2018.

Two Highers at grade C or above, preferably including English, or a pass in a relevant NC course at SCQF Level 6 or equivalent:

  • NC Social Care (SCQF Level 6)
  • NC Early Education and Childcare (SCQF Level 6)SVQ 2 or 3 Social Services and Healthcare or SQ Social Services: children and young people (or equivalent)
  • PDA Education Support Assistance
  • 2 SQA Higher Grade passes at C or above, preferably including Higher English
  • Applications are also invited from those without formal qualifications but who have relevant life and/or work experience

A place on the course is subject to an interview process and a satisfactory reference. Applicants will be required to become a member of the PVG scheme.

You will attend college 2 days a week plus 2 days placement. Please be aware that a placement is a mandatory component of this course. Placements are allocated to meet the requirements of the course.

What's Involved

This course can lead to a career within the care section and gives the opportunity to progress to further study. The HNC Additional Support Needs programme, which is a full time course, offers an integrated framework that includes studying at college with the experience in an additional support need setting.

Course Content:

  • Principles of Practice
  • Theoretical Approaches to Learning
  • The Effects on Human Development
  • Graded Unit
  • Learning Approaches

Practical placement with children or adults who have additional support needs.

Go Anywhere

The HNC may provide employment opportunities for those working or wishing to work as an ASN support worker or assistant:

  • within a mainstream school or college
  • within a specialised school
  • within a range of social service care settings
  • within a range of community and/or third sector settings
  • HND Additional Support Needs

HNC Additional Support needs provides a comprehensive awareness which will prepare Students for employment. You will be provided with underpinning knowledge and practical skills which support safe and effective cares which may lead onto a route to employment as an Additional Needs Support Worker or Practitioner.

Click here to read Katie's story and why you should study for a career in additional support needs here

Start Date

27 Aug 2018



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