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BTEC HNC Diploma in Health & Social Care

Start Date Length Attendance Campus Course Code
27/02/2017 37 Weeks Daytime East Ham Campus SC004084 Apply Now

What is involved?

The BTEC HNC/HND in health and Social Care will equip individuals with underpinning knowledge, understanding and skills for success in employment in the health and/or social care sector at a supervisory or managerial level. It also provides specialist studies relevant to individual vocations and professions in which learners are working or in which they intend to seek employment in the health and/or social care sector. Develop the ability of learners to contribute to the health and social care environment through effective use and combination of the knowledge and skills gained in different parts of the programme. Develop skills and techniques, and personal qualities and attitudes essential for successful performance in working life and thereby enable learners to make an immediate contribution to employment. Develop transferable skills and knowledge which will enable individuals to meet changing circumstances, whether moving within their own area of employment, moving up to a supervisory or management position or adapting to general changes in the provision or environment of health and social care. Prepare individuals to progress to further professional development of higher level skills through to future study or career advancement. Enable study to be supported by vocational practice when this is considered desirable for the chosen progression within the health and social care sector with specialist designed units. However, throughout the programme, individuals will develop the skills that employers are looking for.

What will my career options be?

Completing the first year of this course enables you to progress onto level 5, as specifically defined by this programme's progression agreement. Overall, progression from a BTEC Higher National in Health and Social Care provides a range of progression opportunities for learners, including routes into employment and topping up their study to a full degree. For instance, the BTEC Higher National is a strong foundation for learners continuing to university to complete a degree. The level of independent research and critical thinking as well as the assessment methodology helps to prepare learners for university. Although the Certificate is broadly equivalent to the first year of an undergraduate degree, and the Diploma is broadly equivalent to the second year of this degree, the entry point for a Higher National learner to a degree is at the discretion of the higher education institution.

What is the cost?

The Home fee is £6000.

The information which describes this course was accurate at the time of publication. Newham College reserves the right to amend, withdraw or cancel any part of the programmes, locations, facilities and costs at any time.


What do I need?

Candidates will be expected to hold a UK Level 3 Diploma or A Level standard course or equivalent or similar. GCSE Grades A - C in English and Maths or equivalent.