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    About the course

    Passionate about caring for people? This full-time qualification will equip you with the knowledge and skills you need for a successful career in the private or public sector care industry. The curriculum will develop your knowledge and understanding, opening up a broad choice of career options.

    NOTE: A minimum number of 12 enrolments are required for this course to run.

    Entry requirements

    • BTEC level 3 In Health and Social Care or Childcare or related A Levels
    • 48 UCAS points
    • 5 GCSEs at Grade C or above including English and Maths
    • Interest in and enthusiasm for the subject and ideally volunteered or done placement work or worked in the sector
    • You will need a clear DBS check

    How much does it cost?

    Fees for new learners on HNC Year 1 are £5750

    Fees for learners moving from HNC to HND (direct entry to year 2) are £5750

    Fees for learners moving from HND year 1 to HND year 2 are £5665  (cost of living rise only = 3%).

    You may access a student loan for the fees and maintenance.

    The Student Finance England website has full details and you can use their calculator to see what help you may be entitled to.

    Included in the fee:

    • £10 free printing per year
    • All tuition and assessment

    Not included in the fee:

    • Printing over £10
    • Cost of trips
    • Cost of residential visits
    • Basic stationery

    Who is it suitable for?

    Interest in and enthusiasm for the subject and ideally volunteered or done placement work or worked in the sector
    You will require a clear DBS check.

    Awarding Body

    BTEC

    Why study?

    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?

    You will have the opportunity to progress to year 2 or 3 of an Honours degree programme.
    Career progression: Youth work, Management.

    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

    Will I have to provide anything?

    A 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
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