HNC Higher National Certificate in Health Care Practice
About the course
This course is for you if you need the knowledge, understanding and skills required for success in employment within the health sector and social care sector at supervisory or management level. On completion of the HNC, you can progress to the HND.
To apply for this course you will need a BTEC Level 3 qualification in Health and Social Care or A Level in a relevant subject, supported by GCSE grades at A*-C.
Other related level 3 qualifications, or an Access to Higher Education certificate will also meet the entry requirements. Related work experience can be advantageous.
This course covers the key aspects of Health and Social Care including:
Communicating in Health and Social Care Organisations, Principles of Health and Social Care Practice, Health and Safety in the Health and Social Care Work Place, Personal and Professional Development in Health and Social Care, Working in Partnership with Health and Social Care, Managing Human Resource Management, Developing Counselling Skills in Health & Social Care, Safeguarding in Health and Social Care.Find out more about the course content, aims and outcomes: Download the course specification [PDF]
Assessment is by coursework, work placement and final research project
After completing the HNC, you can progress to the HND. Alternatively, you can move directly into employment.