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HNC Health and Social Care
Qualification:
 
Starts:
12/09/2016 
Ends:
30/06/2017 
Weeks:
33 
Days:
Mon,Tue,Wed 
Study Mode
Full Time 
Assessment:
Coursework 
Level:
Area:
Health & Social Care 
UCAS Code:
5W3M 
Course Code:
CFHHS1A 
 
Entry Requirements
A minimum of 120 UCAS points (2016/17 entry) or 48 UCAS points (2017/18 entry) - including General Studies OR Access to HE Diploma from a QAA recognised course 

GCSE English Language/Literature AND Maths - Grade C or above (or similar equivalent e.g. Level 2 Adult Literacy/Numeracy; Level 2 Key Skills/Application of Number) are also essential entry requirements for this course.

Applicant must also be able to demonstrate potential to be caring and compassionate and the ability to develop meaningful relationships with service users/carers. 
 
 

Health & Social Care HNC

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 course offers two routes, entrants already employed in assistant or support worker roles in health/social/community care can complete both the Higher Apprenticeship in Health (Practitioner) and the Foundation Degree. The course will provide you with continuing personal and professional development and, dependant on your employer, will allow you to undertake a Band 4 Associate/Assistant role.


The course is generally completed over two years, full-time attendance, however there is also an option to study on a part-time basis. Students will spend approximately 50% of their time (2 days per week) in college and will be expected to spend an almost equal amount of time split between work placement and self-directed study. 

Student MUST obtain a work placement in a health and social care setting prior to enrolment on the course - guidance can be given to prospective students about doing this. Prospective students should be aware that 400 hours work experience must be completed whilst on placement as a mandatory feature of the course. 

Students will be required to have a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. 


Key Units

Course Modules (all core)

Year 1
  • Work Based Learning 1 - Academic
  • Work Based Learning 1 - Practice
  • Reflective & Personal Development Skills
  • Essential Science for Person Centred Care
  • Holistic Assessment, Delivery and Implementation of Health & Social Care Interventions
  • Foundations for Effective Collaborative Practice 
Year 2
  • Work Based Learning 2 - Academic
  • Work Based Learning 2 - Practice
  • Promoting Health, Wellbeing & Independence
  • Using & Evaluating Evidence to Inform Practice
  • Leadership & Management 



Entry Requirements

A minimum of 120 UCAS points (2016/17 entry) or 48 UCAS points (2017/18 entry) - including General Studies OR Access to HE Diploma from a QAA recognised course 

GCSE English Language/Literature AND Maths - Grade C or above (or similar equivalent e.g. Level 2 Adult Literacy/Numeracy; Level 2 Key Skills/Application of Number) are also essential entry requirements for this course.

Applicant must also be able to demonstrate potential to be caring and compassionate and the ability to develop meaningful relationships with service users/carers. 


Assessment

Assessment styles will comprise of written assignments, interviews, reflective portfolios, literature reviews, case studies and presentations.


Where does this Lead

On successful completion of the foundation degree you will be able to apply for a number of professional courses, including:
  • BSc (Hons) Nursing [Adult]
  • BSc (Hons) Nursing [Child]
  • BSc (Hons) Nursing [Mental Health]
  • BA (Hons) Social Work
  • BA (Hons) Youth & Community Work
  • BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy
  • BSc (Hons) Diagnostic Radiography
  • BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy
Many of these degrees will allow entry with advanced standing, meaning that you would join the second year of the degree course. The entry level is currently being finalised and will be available shortly. 

In addition to the above awards a bespoke top-up degree is also in development, which will provide a route to achieving a full degree within one year after completion of the foundation degree.


Tell Me More

Please visit the higher education page for further information regarding university level course fees.

For course queries please contact us on 0114 260 2600 or email course-enquiries@sheffcol.ac.uk. Alternatively, if you have any questions specific to higher education you can email the Higher Education Unit 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. 

Please note that applications for this course should be made through UCAS.
UCAS course application code: L5L5
College Code: S22 

For more information about applying through UCAS click here


Extra Costs

Students are required to undertake a Disclosure & Barring Services (DBS) check, the current cost of which is approximately £52.00. 

Students will also be encouraged to participate in optional educational visits that are relevant to the study programme, which will incur an additional cost.