Health and Social Care - Health Care Practice - HNC


Health and Social Care HNC

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.

Course information

Start date
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30 September 2019

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Course level
Level 4
Course code
Start date
End date
34 Weeks
Health, Social and Child Care
Class Type
Full time
Student Type
Adults (19+)
Higher Education

All full-time courses are FREE to UK and EU residents aged 16-18 on 31 August in their first year of study.

If you are aged 19+ and looking to study a Level 3 or above course, you may be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover your course fees.