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    SUBJECT TO VALIDATION

    Please register your interest or call 01279 868100 to speak with an Admissions adviser

    About the course

    Learners who complete any of our level 3 Access to HE courses are eligible to graduate onto the HNC/D in Health and Social Care. This course is equivalent to the first two years of a degree, and provides students who would otherwise be unable to attend university, with the opportunity to achieve a higher qualification in Health and Social Care. Upon graduation students can top up their qualification by enrolling on a one-year course at a nearby university, which will convert their HNC/D into a degree.

    Qualification

    HNC/D in Health and Social Care

    Entry requirements

    Level 2 English and Level 2 maths (GCSE grade C) or working towards. 

    Students must have also completed a level 3 course or higher. 

    Please note: there is no upper age limit for this course.

    How much does it cost?

    Fees apply to this course. If you are aged 19+ you can apply for an Advanced Learner Loan or to UCAS for a student loan. 

    Contact Us or call 01279 868100 to get the most up-to-date info on fees and the financial support that may be available.

    Who is it suitable for?

    This course is suitable for anyone who has completed their level 3 course but who is unable to relocate or travel long distances in order to attend university.

    Awarding Body

    Pearson

    Why study?

    Those who complete any of our level 3 Access to HE courses are eligible to graduate onto the HNC/D in Health and Social Care. This course is equivalent to the first two years of a degree, and provides those who would otherwise be unable to attend university with the opportunity to achieve a higher qualification in Health and Social Care. Upon graduation students can top up their qualification by enrolling on a one-year course at a nearby university, which will convert their HNC/D into a degree. 

    Our wide range of staff background means you get first hand expertise in area such as nursing, managing a care home, being a midwife and youth work. We have a well-developed networks with a wide range of placements, so offering our learners hand on work experience in an area of their choice.

    Where will this course take me?

    Successful completion of this course will lead student into work or onto university, where students can apply to complete a one year top up that will convert their HNC/D into a full degree.

    Core modules

    YEAR 1

    • Unit 1 Communication in health and social care organisations 4 15
    • Unit 2 Principles of health and social care practice 5 15
    • Unit 3 Health and safety in health and social care workplace 4 15
    • Unit 4 Personal and professional development in health and social care* 4 15
    • Unit 5 Working in partnership in health and social care 5 15
    • Specialist units
    • Unit 10 Safeguarding in health and social care 4 15
    • Unit 11 The role of public health in health and social care 4 15
    • Unit 17 Community development work 4 15

    YEAR 2

    • Unit 1 Communication in health and social care organisations
    • Unit 2 Principles of health and social care practice
    • Unit 3 Health and safety in health and social care workplace
    • Unit 4 Personal and professional development in health and social care*
    • Unit 5 Working in partnership in health and social care
    • Unit 6 Research, Major Project and Work Experience

    Specialist units

    • Unit 10 Safeguarding in health and social care
    • Unit 11 The role of public health in health and social care
    • I've chosen this unit as you are doing it for HNC
    • Unit 17 Community development work
    • Unit 19 Contemporary issues in health and social care
    • Unit 20 Supporting independent living
    • Unit 21 Supporting Significant Life Events
    • Unit 23 Employability skills
    • Unit 24 Understanding the Learning Process
    • Unit 26 Facilitating Change in Health and Social Care
    • Unit 29 Health Promotion

    How will I be assessed?

    Various, including:

    • Essay
    • Report
    • Presentations
    • Chart analysis
    • Use of software
    • Discussion
    • Exams

    Will I have to provide anything?

    Clear DBA

    You will need to fund your own transport to your work placements.

    I'm interested. What should I do now?

    Call 01279 868100 and talk to an Admissions Adviser
    Ask Us a question about this course