Wiltshire College and University Centre

Social and Community Work - HNC / HND (Trowbridge Campus) Wiltshire College and University Centre Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: Pearson Education Ltd


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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 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 an HNC level 4 qualification and then have the opportunity to progress on to the second year for the full HND level 5 qualification.

Course details


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.

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 code 005L
Institution code W74
Campus name Trowbridge
Campus code T

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

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further 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 £5,300 Year 1
International £11,500 Year 1
England £5,300 Year 1
Northern Ireland £5,300 Year 1
Scotland £5,300 Year 1
Wales £5,300 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
SN15 3QD

Course contact details

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Contact details for clearing

Jane Pike, HE Admissions Advisor

Sophia Oleszynski, MIS and Admissions Manager

Deborah Fisher, Admissions Team Leader