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HNC Diploma in Health & Social Care

Sorry, there are no variations of this course currently available.

What is involved?

This course covers the following mandatory units;
  • Communicating in Health and Social care organisations
  • Principles of health and social care practice
  • Health and Safety in the Health and Social care workplace
  • Personal and professional development in health and social care
  • Working in partnership in health and social care

In addition you will complete a further 5 specialist units over the course of the HNCD/D and a research project as part of the HND.

This course is designed to equip individuals with knowledge, understanding and skills required for success in employment in the health sector and social care sector at supervisory or management level, or for progression to an undergraduate degree or a professional qualification.


What will my career options be?

The health sector comprises those working in the NHS (public sector) as well as voluntary and private healthcare providers and employs over 2 million people. The range of roles within the sector is very varied and the NHS careers site lists in the region of 300 different jobs.

Individuals are likely to stay within the health sector for the majority of their working lives although they are also likely to change between different job roles and different employers as their career progresses.

What is the cost?

£6,000 per year

What do I need?

160 UCAS points or vocationally relevant level 3 qualification e.g. Access or BTEC Extended Diploma