Wiltshire College and University Centre has opted into the TEF and received a Bronze award.
Whether you are starting a new career in health and social care or looking to enhance your employment and career progression opportunities within the sector, this Higher National Diploma (HND) offers you learning and development designed to prepare you for a professional role. This programme is designed to prepare you with underpinning knowledge, skills and understanding of employment within the health and social care sector at supervisory or management level. The programme has been designed to guide you in developing the skills to analyse and synthesise information critically developing an appreciation of the health and social care service provision. It is a suitable pathway of study for those already working in the sector who wish to gain practical skills and a formal NQF Level 5 qualification in order to progress to supervisor or junior management level roles. You will be taught through a combination of classroom based lectures and practical assignments. Throughout the course, you will be encouraged to undertake independent study to consolidate your learning and broaden your knowledge and understanding of the subject. The course covers core elements of health and social care and could include units such as psychology for health, facilitating change in health and social care and supporting significant life events. On completion of the first year, you will achieve a Higher National Certificate (HNC) and then have the opportunity to progress onto the second year for the HND.
HNC Social and Community Work During each year, students complete seven modules. These modules cover topics such as:
- Law, Policy and Ethical Practice in Health and Social Care
- Demonstrating Professional Principles and Values in Health and Social Care
- Mental Health and Wellbeing: A Whole Person Approach
- Fundamentals of Evidence Based Practice
- Contemporary Approaches to Disability
- Building Relationships with Individuals in Marginalised Communities
- Safeguarding Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults
- Developing Effective Helping Relationships
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
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||48 points||4 GCSEs at C grade or above to include English, Maths and Science|
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£5300||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Wiltshire College and University Centre
Clearing contact details
Deborah Fisher, Admissions Team Leader
Course contact detailsVisit our course page
Contact details for clearing
Jane Pike, HE Admissions Advisor