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BA (Hons) Social Care Management


This degree is designed for people with a relevant HNC, so you’ll join in year two and study for three years. The course meets the requirements of the SVQ Care Services Leadership and Management at Level 10. It is approved by the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC), find the full details in ‘How the course works’ below.

We’ll develop your social care knowledge and management skills, so you’re equipped manage a team who are meeting the complex needs of people in diverse and often vulnerable situations. You’ll:

  • Develop an in-depth knowledge of social care provision and policy in Scotland.
  • Gain professional leadership and management skills.
  • Apply your learning in real world situations through work placements.

Teaching is mostly online, with one day per fortnight on campus. This means if you’re already working in the sector you can upskill and work at the same time. You’ll learn from real life experiences via guest lecturers and case studies coming from social workers, charge nurses, voluntary sector service managers and more.

Getting out into the workplace is an essential part of this practical degree. The second year weekly work placements will give you the confidence to thrive when faced with professional challenges.  You’ll graduate with essential management skills, such as the ability to organise and lead a team, communicate sensitively and effectively, and manage projects and information efficiently.

This degree is the ideal choice for newcomers to the sector, current care professionals who want to move into their first management role, as well as existing managers looking to upskill by gaining a degree. We aim to help you develop a rewarding career in social care management.

Entry to this degree starts in September 2023.

Abertay is widely regarded as THE place to come for high quality teaching. But don’t just take our word for it:

  • UK University of the Year for Teaching Quality (The Times/ Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021).
  • UK Top 10 for Student Satisfaction & Teaching (Guardian University Guide 2021).
  • UK Top 10 for Student Satisfaction (National Student Survey 2020).

Course detail




3 Years

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