Course information This Higher National Certificate (HNC) course is designed to meet the needs and expectations of students aspiring to work in social work, community work and community development. It aims to develop students as professional, self-reflecting individuals able to meet the demands of employers in the social and community work sector and to be adaptable in a constantly-changing world. About the course The HNC in Social and Community Work allows a varied approach to assessments and delivery that supports progression to a Level 5 HND which offers a specialism route and then progression to a Level 6 (such as a BA/BSc Honours top-up degree). We have strong links to progress within college as well as opportunities with other providers. Students on this course are required to undertake a placement in an individual setting to develop social and community work skills, as well as the knowledge and understanding necessary to achieve high performance in the global health and social care environment. The delivery of units will be tailored to encourage students to share their own expertise with others and build on prior level 3 learning and work placement opportunities. Mandatory modules include: -Law, Policy and Ethical Practice in Health and Social Care -Demonstrating Professional Principles and Values in Health and Social Care Practice -Mental Health and Wellbeing: A Whole Person Approach -Fundamentals of Evidence-based Practice Specialist optional units: -Select three additional units to make up to 120 credits of study. Compulsory work placement: It is a requirement that students on this course must complete at least 225 hours' of work experience, covering both social care and community care settings. New City Hub campus The Life Sciences department is based at the college's new £58 million City Hub campus, near Nottingham train station. The campus opened in the Spring of 2021 and features state of the art teaching and learning facilities, science laboratories, reality hospital ward, with a restaurant, cafe and performing arts venue. Assessments: Course work, controlled assessments, case studies. There are no examinations. Bursaries: We want our courses to be accessible to students from any background, so we’ve put together a cash support package in the form of non-repayable bursaries to provide financial help where it’s really needed. Details for 2023 - 24 will be advertised once approved by the university regulator – the Office for Students (OfS). Please check our website - www.nottinghamcollege.ac.uk - for more information. Your progression and careers: The Higher National Certificate and Higher National Diploma are recognised as meeting admission requirements to many relevant social and community work-related courses, for example: BA/BSc (Hons) in Social Work, BA (Hons) in Social and Community Work, BA (Hons) in Youth Work, BA (Hons) in Community Development, BA (Hons) in Working with Children, Young People and Families, BA (Hons) in Social Policy, BA/BSc (Hons) in Health and Social Care or similar; subject to the institution's own entry requirements. Where can I work with this qualification? family support work roles, resource officer and personal assistant roles, community development work, public health and community support work, care planning roles, advocacy, social services supervisory or lower management roles, counselling and rehabilitation support roles. Students generally progress to the Level 5 HND in Social and Community Work with many aiming towards an MA in Social Work.
Qualified teacher status (QTS)
To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:
- Course does not award QTS
How to apply
This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.
Republic of Ireland
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
Students are advised to contact their own national student finance service for up-to-date information concerning potential financial support. Applicants who are permanently resident outside the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, Gibraltar or Republic of Ireland are advised to contact the College before submitting an application. Any additional costs or fees are shown on the UCAS page for each individual course.
For entry to our university-level courses, we expect applicants to be working (or to demonstrate competency) at Level 2 or above in English Language/Literacy and Mathematics/Numeracy. Generally, we accept GCSE passes in English Language and Mathematics at Grades 9 – 4 (formerly Grades A* - C). Experienced mature applicants (those aged 21 or above at the start of the course) with relevant professional or industrial experience and/or qualifications are very welcome to apply.
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||5.5||An overall band score of 5.5; with no individual component less than 5.0.|
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£8250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£8250||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£8250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
City Campus, The Adams Building
The Lace Market
Course contact detailsVisit our course page
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