Healthcare Practice — Higher National Certificate (HNC)

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Course information


The BTEC Level 4 HNC Health and Social Care at The City of Liverpool College
is a unit based programme. This qualification is aimed at providing you with
underpinning knowledge, understanding and skills for success in employment in
the health and/or social care sector.


Skills and Knowledge Developed: On the programme, you will study a range of
units, including:



  • Communicating in Health and Social Care Organisations

  • Principles of Health and Social Care Practice

  • Working in Partnership in Health and Social Care

  • Safeguarding in Health and Social Care Services

In addition you will utilise at least 200 hours of work experience within a
relevant agency as part of the Personal and Professional Development in Health
and Social Care unit. You will also study specialist units, including:



  • The Sociological Context of Health and Social Care

  • Safeguarding in Health and Social Care

  • Psychology for Health and Social Care

Progression: The units offered on this programme allow you to achieve a BTEC
HNC Diploma Health and Social Care (Care Practice) level 4 qualification, which
allows you to go on to study for a Level 5 BTEC HND Diploma Health and Social
Care in Care Practice or Management, depending on subsequent units chosen. As a
Level 4 qualification, you may be able to use this award for progression onto
another higher education programme of study but you will need to check the entry
requirements of any such programme that you are interested in. This is a Level 4
qualification in the Qualifications and Credit Framework. It does not lead to a
professional qualification in nursing, medicine or social work.


Special Features: All course tutors are qualified health and social care
professionals with a wide and extensive range of experience in these fields of
practice.


Teaching Methods: The course primarily uses classroom based teaching methods,
supplemented by guided independent study facilitated by material and tasks made
available via The City of Liverpool College's student virtual learning
environment. Learning from workplace experience is developed and consolidated in
through tutor visits to the work place and college based programme
activities.


Assessment Methods: A range of assessment methods are used including academic
essays, shorter workbook based tasks, and skills development tasks including
presentations. In addition, a portfolio is used to record your development and
progress through work place activity.


The programme handbook for this course is available to applicants online:


HNC Healthcare Practice Programme Handbook (19-20)


Please note: this course will only run when it has a sufficient number of applicants.

Qualifications

Edexcel BTEC Level 4 HNC Diploma in Health and Social Care (QCF)

This course leads to...

Future opportunities, career & progression routes
This qualification is aimed at providing you with underpinning knowledge, understanding and skills for success in employment in the health and/or social care sector. The units offered on this programme allow you to achieve a Level 4 BTEC HNC Diploma Health and Social Care (Care Practice) qualification, and allow you to go on to study for a Level 5 BTEC HND Diploma Health and Social Care in care practice or management, depending on subsequent units chosen. As a level 4 qualification, you may be able to use this award for progression onto another higher education programme of study but you will need to check the entry requirements of any such programme that you are interested in.
Future opportunities, career & progression routes
This qualification is aimed at providing you with underpinning knowledge, understanding and skills for success in employment in the health and/or social care sector. The units offered on this programme allow you to achieve a Level 4 BTEC HNC Diploma Health and Social Care (Care Practice) qualification, and allow you to go on to study for a Level 5 BTEC HND Diploma Health and Social Care in care practice or management, depending on subsequent units chosen.
This is a level 4 qualification in the Qualifications and Credit Framework. It does not lead to a professional qualification in nursing, medicine or social work.

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements:
At interview, you will need to show us that you have a strong interest in working in the health and social care sector, preferably with an awareness of caring achieved through some health or social care related work experience, paid or voluntary. In addition you will need one of the following:
• BTEC National Certificate or Diploma in Health and Social Care
• AVCE/Advanced GS/NVQ in an appropriate vocational area
• GCE Advanced level profile which demonstrates strong performance in a relevant subject or an adequate performance in more than one GCE subject. This profile is likely to be supported by GCSE grades at A* to C
• other related level 3 qualifications
• Access to Higher Education Certificate awarded by an approved further education institution
• related work experience.
We are particularly interested in recruiting students from a range of age, abilities and ethnic origin


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Further Information...

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Overview

Course ID: 159193

Course Year: 19/20

Course Duration: 1 Year



Fees

This course is only available to learners aged 18 and over. Fees are payable by all students unless sponsored by an employer, but you may qualify for a student loan through Student Finance England towards the cost of your course and living costs. Find out more at https://www.gov.uk/student-finance, or contact our HE team at HEoffice@liv-coll.ac.uk.


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