The Higher National Certificate in Healthcare Practice is a unit-based programme that provides the underpinning knowledge, understanding and skills for a successful career in the health and/or social care sector. This could include healthcare support and assistant roles in a range of settings, planning and assessment roles or roles in health promotion or public health. As part of this programme, students are required to apply knowledge through a voluntary healthcare work placement or their current employment in a healthcare setting. On successful completion of the HNC Healthcare Practice, students can progress to the Higher National Diploma in Healthcare Practice at Level 5. Alternatively, they may apply for degrees in Nursing, Social Work and Allied Health Care Practice, or use the HNC to progress their careers.
Modules studied: • Law, Policy and Ethical Practice in Health and Social Care • Demonstrating Professional Principles and Values in Health and Social Care Practice • Supporting the Individual Journey through Integrated Health and Social Care • Fundamentals of Evidence-based Practice • Effective Reporting and Record-keeping in Health and Social Care Services • Sociological and Psychological Perspectives on Health • Health Education in Action
A range of assessment methods are used including academic essays, reports, shorter workbook-based tasks and skills development tasks, including presentations. In addition, a portfolio is used to record students' development and progress through workplace activity.
How to apply
This course is not accepting applications from students requiring a Student visa. For more information, please contact the course provider.
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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- The Learning Exchange, Roscoe Street
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
It is expected that all applicants will hold relevant Level 2 maths and English qualifications equivalent to GCSE grade C/4 or above. Mature students: The University Centre welcomes applications from mature students who have relevant experience in lieu of the minimum entry requirements. Mature students (over 21) without formal qualifications may be accepted subject to satisfactory literacy and numeracy tests, work experience (if applicable) and a strong personal statement. Recognition of Prior Learning: Applicants may meet entry requirements through the process of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), which awards academic credits through recognition of prior learning via work and other life experiences. Recognition of Prior Learning is either certificated (RPCL) through formal assessment, or Experiential (RPEL) via skills and knowledge developed through work and voluntary activities. Students should refer to the RPL Policy on the University Centre website: www.liv-coll.ac.uk/study-at-the-college/higher-education/he-policies-and-procedures/
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£6700||Year 1|