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Health, Social Care and Childcare

Course Length

2 Years




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HND Health and Social Care

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Who is this course for?

This course has been designed to equip you with the knowledge, understanding and skills required for employment in the health and social care services as well as possible progression to the third year of a degree programme.

What do you need to apply for the course?

You must be 18 years of age or over and possess one of the following:

  • BTEC National Certificate/Diploma in Care/Health Studies.
  • AVCE/Advanced S/NVQ Level 3 in appropriate vocational area.
  • A Level with four passes (A*-C) at GCSE including Maths and English or equivalent level 2
  • An Access to Higher Education qualification
  • Have at least 80 UCAS points

Applications are also welcome from mature students with relevant work experience.

You will also need to gain DBS Clearance.

What are the key things you'll learn?

The course includes both mandatory and optional units.  Examples of some of the units are detailed below:

  • Communicating in health and social care organisations
  • Principles in health and social care practice
  • Health and safety in the health and social care workplace
  • Safeguarding in health and social care
  • Social policy
  • Psychology for health and social care

How you will learn

You will be taught through seminars, lectures and interactive workshops sessions.

You will also access self-study resource materials. Assessment methods include formal written tasks; collaborative group presentations; independent learning; poster presentation; extensive research and enquiry; debated Issue and the pursuance and completion of a research project in year 2.

Where could this course take you?

This qualification will enable you to progress to a final year of a degree programme in health and Social Care.

You may also decide to enter a career in health or social care related areas, examples of employers in health and social care include the NHS, drug and alcohol agencies, mental health organisations, hospices, social care agencies and charities.

What costs will you incur?

2016 Tuition fees are £5,500 per year

Other course costs:

DBS is compulsory and current fee is £44.

Printing for your course – you will receive £30 credit for printing which will be paid in three instalments of £10 per term. Any printing requirements in excess of this can be purchased.

You may choose to purchase books from the recommended reading lists however the College Learning Centre have an excellent range of all books suggested within your units studied – hard copies and/or online.

You will be expected to provide your own pens, paper, and folders.