Wiltshire College and University Centre

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Pearson Education Ltd

Social and Community Work - HNC / HND (Trowbridge Campus)

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Course summary

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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.

Course details

Modules

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
Alongside your taught modules, students complete 225 hours working in placement or in a suitable work setting. HND Social and Community Work In the second year, students complete a further seven modules. These modules cover topics such as:
  • Contemporary Approaches to Disability
  • Building Relationships with Individuals in Marginalised Communities
  • Safeguarding Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults
  • Developing Effective Helping Relationships
Alongside the taught modules, students complete a further 150 hours in placement or in a suitable work setting.

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

Application deadlines

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!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code005L
Institution code W74
Campus nameTrowbridge
Campus codeT

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
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

Tuition fees

EU £5300 Year 1
England £5300 Year 1
Northern Ireland £5300 Year 1
Scotland £5300 Year 1
Wales £5300 Year 1
International £11500 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Provider information

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Wiltshire College and University Centre
Chippenham Campus
Cocklebury Road
Chippenham
SN15 3QD


Clearing contact details

Deborah Fisher, Admissions Team Leader

01225 756200


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Contact details for clearing

01225 756200

Jane Pike, HE Admissions Advisor
Sophia Oleszynski, MIS and Admissions Manager

01225 756200

Deborah Fisher, Admissions Team Leader

01225 756200

Social and Community Work - HNC / HND (Trowbridge Campus) at Wiltshire College and University Centre - UCAS