Health and Social Care HNC/D (Part-time/Full-time) (Health & Care Pathways)Print version
You will typically have one of the following;
- A level 3 or other level 3 qualification in a related subject
- A minimum of 2 A Levels with one in a related subject at grade C or above
- Access to HE with relevant options
- Extensive relevant work experience
- GCSE English Language or Literature at grade C or above
Students will require IELTS 5.5 to be accepted onto a level 4 or 5, if English is not their first language.
How will I be assessed?
There is a mix of continuous assessment, such as projects, portfolios, presentations, case studies, reports and research.
What could I study next?
The course prepares you for our level 5 HND Diploma in Health and Social Care. There is also the possibility of advancing onto the first or second year of a university degree course. Students have previously progressed onto a nursing or midwifery degree at the University of Chester.
Are there any additional costs?
There are no additional costs with this course.
Course prices are per academic year.
Is this course for me?
The course a specialist vocational programme with a strong work related emphasis. The course provides specialist work related programme of study that covers the key knowledge, understanding and practical skills required in the health and social care sector and also offers particular specialist emphasis through the choice of specialist units.
“All teaching staff are actively involved in research and continued professional development in order to ensure a high quality learning experience.”
What will I learn?
The HNC consists of the following units:
- Communicating in Health and Social Care Organisations (mandatory)
- Principles of Health and Social
- Health and Safety in the Health and Social Care Workplace (mandatory)
- Personal and Professional Development in Health and Social Care (200 hours work experience required) (mandatory)
- Working in Partnership in Health and Social Care (mandatory)
- Safeguarding in Health and Social Care
- The Role of Public Health in Health and Social Care
- Physiological Principles for Health and Social Care.
The HND consists of the following units:
- Complementary Therapy
- Social Policy
- Research Project
- Understanding Specific Needs in Health and Social Care
- Contemporary Issues in Health and Social Care
- Supporting Significant Life Events
- Facilitating Change in Health and Social Care
- Psychology in Health and Social Care.
Optional modules listed are indicative and may be subject to change, we do not guarantee that an optional unit will always run in any given academic year as options may be dependent on student choice, numbers and staff expertise.
Will I complete work placements?
200 hours work experience is required for the Personal and Professional Development in Health and Social Care module.
Are trips and residentials organised during the course?
Trips and residentials as part of the course are to be confirmed.
Are there any links with industry?
As part of the course, we invite guest speakers to deliver on some of the sessions.
Health & Social Care HND
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Health & Social Care HNC
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