Subject choices are a big decision – for you and your child.

Sometime between October and March, your child will choose a number of subjects for SQA Nationals, Highers and/or other qualifications. You can get helpful materials and resources from your child’s school, usually from guidance teachers or careers advisers. Parents’ evenings and information events will also help you to find out more. Use this website to explore our careers and find out about entry requirements for NHSScotland jobs.

Other sources of information

There’s a guide to qualifications on the SCQF website and lots of very helpful information about helping your child make career choices at My World of Work.

Volunteering is another way for young people aged 16 or over to gain experience in healthcare. Have a look at The Scottish Health Council website or the NHS Inform website for more information.