HNC/HND Health and Social Care

What entry requirements do I need?

You will need a minimum of: Completion of a level 3 relevant qualification.Experience working in a care setting employment or voluntary placement in a care setting.

What will I learn?

The BTEC HNC/HND in health and social care is a challenging programme which focuses on transferable values, knowledge, understanding and skills relevant to supporting any service user group in any setting.

The course provides a broad understanding of the challenges, topics and issues within the health and social care sector.

If you are already working within the industry, then this course will be extremely well suited to you. You will be able to adopt theory and practice into everyday working situations.

This course is also a great stepping stone onto a higher level of education such as the top up degree or further on a Masters degree

During the course you will study a range of topics including:

  • Communicating in health & social care
  • Principles of health & social care practice
  • Health & Safety in the heal & care workplace
  • Personal and professional development
  • Working in partnerships in health & social care
  • Managing human and financial resources
  • Psychology for health & social care
  • Research project
  • Complimentary therapies
  • Supporting significant life events
  • Employability skills
  • Understanding the learning process
  • Managing quality in health & social care
  • Health promotion

What could I progress on to?

Successful completion of the HNC & HND courses will allow you to progress onto the Level 6 qualification here at Sussex Coast College.

If you choose to go into employment, then the course can open up opportunities at a supervisory and lower management level in the health and social care setting.

Successful students have gone on to complete a degree in social work and health and social care at SCCH as well as taking on responsibility at management postilion across a variety of businesses, including Amicus Horizon.

Additional Course Details for 17/18

  • Study Year Year 1
    Course code 11001Y1
    Course name BTEC Level 4 HND Health & Social Care - Y1
    Campus Station Plaza
    Study mode Full-Time
    Days Monday + Tuesday
    Start date 02/10/17
    Duration 30 week (s)

Additional Course Details for 18/19

  • Study Year Year 1
    Course code 11001Y1
    Course name BTEC Level 4 HND Health & Social Care - Y1
    Campus Station Plaza
    Study mode Full-Time
    Days Monday + Tuesday
    Start date 01/10/18
    Duration 30 week (s)

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Sometimes it can be difficult to decide the right level at which to study. The guide below will help you work which level is best for you.

Entry Level

These courses are for students who want to start progressing up the qualifications levels or have no previous qualifications.

Vocational Level 1

You must have a mixture of grades E to G at GCSE to study at this level.

Vocational Level 2

You must have two grade D's and two grade E's at GCSE or a relevant level 1 qualification to study at this level.

Vocational Level 3

These courses are equivalent to A levels, you must have at least four GCSE's at grade C or above or a relevant level 2 qualification.

A Levels

A levels are level 3 courses, you must have or expect 5 A-C grades at GCSE level including Maths and English.
Foundation Degree and Degree Our university courses typically require a relevant level 3 qualification or 120 UCAS points.