Exeter College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Pearson Education Ltd

HNC Healthcare Professions' Support (subject to approval)

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Course summary

This 1-year Higher National Certificate is a stand-alone level 4 qualification that enables you to enter the workforce after the year. It also forms the first year of a 2-year level 5 HND and many students sign up with the intention of progressing onto the second, HND(HTQ) year ( Please note the full HND has to be achieved to complete the Higher Technical Qualification). The course has been designed to address the increasing need for high quality professional and technically skilled staff within the healthcare sector. The course will provide you with the critical skills and practical competencies sought by employers and required for progression to further higher education study. In order to develop the practical skills expected by employers you will need to complete 225 hours of work experience in a healthcare setting for the HNC. The course will prepare you for a variety of roles within the health and social care sector by covering the knowledge, skills and behaviours within relevant occupational standards, including Integrated Health and Social Care, Healthcare Management, Public Health & Health Promotion, Healthcare and Nursing Assistant Practice. You will have access to dedicated higher education facilities, e-learning and mixed media resources within the faculty and enjoy visits from guest speakers and employers. You will demonstrate your skills using reflection, presentations, IT and guided research. Assessment is coursework based and you will attend a mixture of lectures, tutorials, demonstrations and student-led seminars.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Northern Ireland £7795 Year 1
Scotland £7795 Year 1
Wales £7795 Year 1
England £7795 Year 1

Additional fee information

There will be a year 1 programme fee of £50 to cover cost of an enhanced DBS check
HNC Healthcare Professions' Support (subject to approval) at Exeter College - UCAS