The Healthcare Practice HNC is designed to provide a specialist vocational programme, with a strong work related emphasis. The course will develop practical skills and knowledge essential for jobs in the growing care sector, and will be delivered in our Higher Education building at our Openshaw campus. It will equip you with underpinning knowledge, understanding and skills for success in employment in the health and/or social care sector at a supervisory or management level. The course will develop specialist knowledge relevant to jobs and professions within Health and Social care to enable you to progress in your current role or gain employment in the health and/or social care sector. You will develop the range of skills, techniques, personal qualities and attitudes essential for successful performance and progression in your working life. This course also aims to prepare you to progress in your academic and professional development, leading to further advanced professional qualifications. This course is supported by focused study in areas of health and social care including specially designed units. You will be given the opportunity to develop and contribute to the health and social care environment through the combination of the knowledge and skills gained in different parts of the programme. During the course of the programme, you will be required to carry out 225 hours work-based experience in a relevant setting
Examples of current modules- Level 4 Mandatory Units: 1. Law, Policy and Ethical Practice in Health and Social Care 2. Demonstrating Professional Principles and Values in health and Social Care Practice 3. Supporting the Individual Journey through Integrated health and Social Care 4. Fundamentals of Evidence-based Practice 5. Effective Reporting and Record-keeping in Health and Social Care Services Level 4 Specialist Units: 6. Addressing Health Inequalities 7. Anatomy and Physiology for Health and Ill-Health
50% Practical Learning and Assessment Development Portfolio 20% Essays/Reports 20% Case studies, professional discussion, observation 10% Presentations
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
UCEN Manchester is unable to consider international applications due to UKVI regulations.
We strongly recommend that all applicants have GCSE English Language and Mathematics grades A*-C or level 9-4. Alternatively, applicants may have Functional Skills qualifications in English and Maths at Level 2. Applicants who do not meet the standard entry criteria but have previous learning towards a degree-level qualification or relevant industry or life experience will be considered on an individual basis and may be invited to interview.
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
Although this is not an entry requirement for the course, you will be required to have an enhanced DBS check for this course to ensure you meet both our and industry safeguarding requirements. Please note there will be an additional cost to your course fees to cover Disclosure and Baring Service (DBS) checks. Please see the GOV.UK website for DBS costs.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£8000||Year 1|
Additional fee information
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UCEN Manchester Admissions Department
Course Enquiry Team
03333 222 444
International Admissions Office