This Higher National Diploma (HND) course has been designed to provide students with the broad range of knowledge, understanding and skills required to work in a health and/or social care environment. You will gain a valuable insight into the diversity of the healthcare sector and the importance of collaboration and excellent communication at all levels. It is suitable for those currently employed in relevant sectors and seeking higher-level qualifications to further develop their career.
About the course
You’ll be able to demonstrate a sound knowledge of the basic concepts, values and principles of healthcare practice, and the necessary skills to perform effectively in a variety of settings within the healthcare sector.
The course provides the opportunity to develop transferable skills such as effective team-working, being adaptable and flexible, whilst developing problem-solving skills.
HND modules include:
• Innovation and Improvement through Action Research
• Reflective Approaches in Implementing Person-centred Practice
• Supporting Team and Partnership Working across Health & Social Care Services
• Supporting Individuals through Significant Life Events
• Care Planning Processes in Healthcare Practice
• Recognising and Meeting the Needs of People with Long-term Health Conditions
• Complementary Therapies in Healthcare Practice
During the HND year a further 225 hours of work placement in a health and/or social care setting providing direct care to service users is required.
Units are assessed via a range of internally set and assessed assignments including reports, presentations, portfolios using a range of research, investigation, problem-solving, and portfolio-based methods.
Your career and progression
Upon successful completion you could go into employment or progress onto a range of relevant health and social care-related top-up degree courses, such as Health and Social Care, Health Studies, Adult Nursing, Public Health or Health Promotion.
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.
|Campus name||Maid Marian Way|
This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
Applicants must have successfully achieved (or expect to achieve) the level 4 HNC qualification. A valid DBS certificate is required.
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this coursehttps://www.nottinghamcollege.ac.uk/study/university-centre/courses/health-and-social-care?query=&courseTypes%5B0%5D=he&subjectAreaFlat%5B0%5D=Health+and+Social+Care&index=courses
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£8,250||Year 1|
|International||£9,500 *||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£8,250||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.
Additional fee information
City Campus, The Adams Building
The Lace Market
Course contact detailsVisit our course page
0115 838 0610
The University Centre Team
0115 838 0610