Health and Care


Our Health and Care department is the largest and busiest department at Shetland College UHI. We can organise full-time or part-time individualised programmes for students and are happy to discuss training needs for organisations. There are opportunities within many of the courses for work placements, which provide an insight into the day to day running of a variety of care and early education work settings. Students can work alongside qualified staff to gain a real taste of their intended career.


• Skills for Work Early Education and Child Care (for Secondary 3 and 4 pupils)
• Skills for Work Hairdressing and Beauty (for Secondary 3 and 4 pupils)
• Foundation Apprenticeship Social Services and Healthcare (for Secondary 5 and 6 pupils)
• Foundation Apprenticeship Social Services (Children and Young People) (for Secondary 5 and 6 pupils)
• Higher Psychology will be delivered in Anderson High

• Access to Apply Nursing (and other allied medical professions)
• Access to Apply Social Work
• Higher Care
• Higher Human Biology
• Higher Sociology
• Higher Childcare and Development
• NC Child, Health and Social Care (stepping stone to social care and early years)
• NC Early Education and Childcare
• NC Social Science

• HNC Social Sciences
• HNC Social Services
• HNC Childhood Practice
• SVQ Social Services and Healthcare
• SVQ Social Services: Children and Young People
• PDA Education Support Assistant
• PDA Promoting Excellence in Dementia Skilled Practice
• PDA Health and Social Care (Supervision)
• PDA in Supporting Individuals with Autistic Spectrum Disorder
• CPD Leading and Managing Care Services
• BA (Hons) Child and Youth Studies
• BA (Hons) Childhood Practice
• BSc (Hons) Psychology
• BA (Hons) Sociology and Criminology
• BA (Hons) Sociology and Theology
• BA (Hons) Sociology and Politics
• BA (Hons) Social Science
• PGDE Secondary (English Medium)
• PGDE Primary (English Medium)

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