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Qualification:
 
Starts:
13/09/2017 
Ends:
24/05/2018 
Weeks:
32 
Days:
Wed,Thr,Fri 
Study Mode
Part-Time 
Assessment:
Coursework 
Level:
Area:
Health & Social Care 
UCAS Code:
5W3M 
Course Code:
CFHHS1A 
 
Entry Requirements
48 UCAS points (this is under the new UCAS points tariff, for more information please visit the UCAS website) from one of the following:
  • BTEC Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care
  • BTEC Extended Diploma in Health Studies
  • BTEC Extended Diploma in Social Care
  • BTEC Extended Diploma in Health
  • 2 or 3 A-Levels

Additional Requirements:
  • A* - C in GCSE English and Maths
  • Non-native English speakers / those who have not studied the final two years of school in English must have an IELTS score of 5.5 or above, with a minimum of 5.0 for individual sections (students who have equivalent qualifications for English and Maths may also be asked to undertake an equivalency test in the subject to determine their level of competence). 
  • Students applying for the course will need to have obtained a placement/employment working in a health and social care setting prior to enrolment. This is a mandatory part of the course and although support will be given to help students find a suitable placement, you are responsible for arranging your own placement. 
 
 

HNC Health and Social Care

The Pearson Edexcel BTEC Level 4 HNC Diploma in Health and Social Care is a qualification with a minimum of 120 credits and provides a 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 range of specialist units.


About the Course

The HNC in Health & Social Care is designed to equip students with the underpinning knowledge, understanding and skills for success in employment within the health and social care sector, at either a supervisory or management level. 

You will study a variety of topics relevant to the health and social care industry, ranging from the key principles of health and social care, to health promotion and communicating with service users and other health and social care professionals. 

Full time over one year, students normally spend 3 days per week studying in college and 1 day per week on a work placement. Students are expected to attend college for all taught sessions, and you will also need to undertake independent study to meet your workload. Work is placed on Moodle (our virtual learning portal) and students are encouraged to develop the skills of reflection and critical thinking (essential skills for working within the health and social care industry) through wider reading and independent study. During your taught classes you will be learning at City campus in our well-equipped health and social care practice suites; lectures will also take place in lecture theatres and classroom based facilities.

You will be expected to undertake a mandatory work placement (minimum of 200 hours) where you will learn to apply your theoretical knowledge in a practical setting, and develop your transferable skills for working within the industry. Support will be given to students when looking for a placement, however the expectation is that you will be responsible for finding and arranging your own placement. 


Key Units

  • Communicating in Health & Social Care Organisations
  • Principles of Health & Social Care Practice
  • Health and Safety in the Health & Social Care Workplace
  • Personal and Professional Development in Health & Social Care (this includes 200 hours spent on a work placement)
  • Working in Partnership in Health & Social Care
  • Health Promotion
  • The Role of Public Health in Health & Social Care
  • Physiological Principles for Health & Social Care



Entry Requirements

48 UCAS points (this is under the new UCAS points tariff, for more information please visit the UCAS website) from one of the following:
  • BTEC Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care
  • BTEC Extended Diploma in Health Studies
  • BTEC Extended Diploma in Social Care
  • BTEC Extended Diploma in Health
  • 2 or 3 A-Levels

Additional Requirements:
  • A* - C in GCSE English and Maths
  • Non-native English speakers / those who have not studied the final two years of school in English must have an IELTS score of 5.5 or above, with a minimum of 5.0 for individual sections (students who have equivalent qualifications for English and Maths may also be asked to undertake an equivalency test in the subject to determine their level of competence). 
  • Students applying for the course will need to have obtained a placement/employment working in a health and social care setting prior to enrolment. This is a mandatory part of the course and although support will be given to help students find a suitable placement, you are responsible for arranging your own placement. 


Assessment

Assessment of units will be by various methods, including:
  • Assignments
  • Seen exam
  • Presentations
  • Observations

Formative and summative feedback will also be given in written/verbal forms. 


Where does this Lead

The HNC is normally accepted as the minimal educational requirement for pre-registration nursing, social work or midwifery programmes, and many of our students choose to continue their studies in a specialised area on completion of this course. 


Tell Me More

How to Apply
Applications should be made via UCAS using the following information:
UCAS course application code: 5W3M
College Code: S22

Higher Education at The Sheffield College
Additional information about higher education at The Sheffield College can be found here.

If you have any further queries please email the University Centre via heunit@sheffcol.ac.uk leaving your name, contact details and the title of the course you are interested in, together with a brief summary of your query. Alternatively, you can call the College on 0114 260 2600.


Extra Costs

Current fees can be found on the University Centre section of the website.


There will also be an opportunity for students to go on an overnight trip to London, the cost of which is approximately £150. Students will be informed of the exact costs several weeks before the event and can pay in instalments (direct to the course team) if preferred. Further visits may also be offered in Europe to look at health care practices in other settings.

Students will be required to undertake a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Services) check, the current cost of which is approximately £52.

There are other academic expenses to consider throughout the year, including textbooks, stationery and any printing done at college. 

Students in financial hardship can apply to the Learner Support Fund for additional support with these costs. 


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