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Introduction The Edexcel BTEC Higher National Certificate (HNC) are highly regarded, nationally and internationally recognised, undergraduate level programmes, equivalent to the first and second year of a university degree course. They are at Level 5 on the National Qualifications Framework. The HNC courses have been developed by UK employers and Edexcel for those who wish to achieve real practical skills across a range of Health and Social Care areas and they provide at the same time the necessary vocational (job-related) knowledge required for workers in the Health and Social Care sector. These Health and Social Care programmes have been designed to equip individuals with the underpinning knowledge, understanding and skills for employment in Health & Social Care, both in the UK and overseas. These qualifications meet and exceed the National minimum standard of qualification set by the Care Quality Commission for those practising in Health & Social Care in the UK. The course is suitable for all those already working in the sector who wishes to gain practical skills and a formal NQF Level 5 qualification in order to progress to supervisor or junior management level roles. Progression: On successful completion of the HNC students can progress to the HND course by studying a further 6 modules. Progression options from HND Health and Social Care include : A one year ?top-up? course to achieve a BA (Hons) Business Management awarded by the University of Sunderland. A one year Postgraduate Certificate in Managing Health and Social Care course awarded by De Montfort University with progression to a Masters qualification, subject to appropriate work experience. Entry on to other degree courses and Professional training courses, in disciplines such as midwifery, nursing, or allied health professions like physiotherapy, occupational therapy following achievement of the HNCD. Students are able to apply for jobs in junior roles in different areas of Health and Social care. To gain an HNC award a student must complete 10 units, with a further 6 units required to achieve the HND qualification. Students should expect to spend at least 20 hours a week on their studies including class room lectures, directed self study and private study on assignments. The College operates a system of 4 terms each year, each with 10 weeks of taught classes. Students will usually expect to study 3 or 4 units during each term. Students can choose one of the following three HNC Course options : HNC Health and Social Care HNC Health and Social Care (Management) HNC Health and Social Care (Health) There are some variations in Course units depending on the Course option selected. Typical Programme Structure HNC Health and Social Care Communicating in Health and Social Care Principles of practice Ensuring Health & Safety Continuing Development A Working in partnership Managing Human Resources in Health and Social Care Managing Financial Resources in Health and Social Care Facilitating change in Health and Social Care Managing quality in Health and Social Care Public Health Mode of delivery Participation in a variety of teaching and learning methods which include interactive lectures, seminar presentations, group projects, Independent directed study, Study Skills workshops, guest lectures. Students are expected to participate in classes which are designed to be interactive. Assessment Each unit is assessed by one or more of the following methods and all assessments are externally verified by Edexcel : assignments, individual or group presentations, projects, or examinations. Entry Requirements * 4 GCSEGCESCEs, one of which should be in English and one in a Maths subject at grade A, B or C * Mature students with appropriate experience will be considered without the above qualifications, subject to meeting the English language requirement. * International students should have completed their schooling (12 years in most countries) with good grades: for example an int

Introduction The Edexcel BTEC Higher National Certificate (HNC) are highly regarded, nationally and internationally recognised, undergraduate level programmes, equivalent to the first and second year of a university degree course. They are at Level 5 on the National Qualifications Framework. The HNC courses have been developed by UK employers and Edexcel for those who wish to achieve real...

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