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.
I would encourage others who want to study again, but feel afraid, to do it
Studied: Diploma in Health and Social Care
Now working as a Senior Nursing Assistant at Guy’s Hospital
Ivone was working as a chef in London and caring for her husband. At the age of 49, Ivone decided that she wanted to return to education and work in the health care sector.
Last year she enrolled on a Diploma in Health and Social Care at the College’s Centre for Health, Social and Child Care. Now she is working as a Senior Nursing Assistant at Guy’s Hospital.
She said: “The decision to come back to the College was completely life changing and the best I have ever made. I had lost my confidence and did not think at my age that I would get another chance to work in the health care profession. I am so happy and I would encourage others who want to study again, but feel afraid, to do it.”
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