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HNC in Social & Community Work

  1. CampusMaidstone
  2. Course Length1 Year
  3. Type of CourseFull Time
  4. Week Commencing09-09-2019
  5. Annual Fee£5950

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The Details

The Higher National Certificate (HNC) is a level 4 qualification made up of 120 credits.

This course is suitable for those wishing to work within a health and social care environment, and will prepare you for practice under Care Quality Commission jurisdiction. In addition to the academic units delivered at College, you will need to complete at least 225 hours of an industry placement in a suitable health or social care workplace.

Core modules:

  • Law, Policy and Ethical Practice in Health and Social Care
  • Demonstrating Professional Principles and Values in Health and Social Care Practice
  • Mental Health and Wellbeing: A Whole Person Approach
  • Fundamentals of Evidence-Based Practice.

    The course will equip you with the knowledge, understanding and skills required for employment in the industry at a supervisory or management level, through a flexible choice of units depending on your career goal. You will develop the knowledge and academic study skills required for progression
    to university degree courses, including research, analysis, critical thinking and competence and capability in practice based skills in the workplace.

    Other Important Info

  • Classes will be delivered through the use of interactive lectures, guest speakers, seminars, group work, debates, visits, presentations and more
  • You will be assessed using a variety of short and extended writing assignments, peer reviews, independent research and other classroom tasks, as well as industry placement evidence of achievement
  • When applying for UCAS you will need the following codes for your application: UCAS code L510 and MidKent College's institution code M87.

    Future Prospects

    This course is a popular route to further study at university. You will also be prepared for a wide range of professional careers at a supervisory or junior management level.

    Entry Requirements

    You will need one of the following:

  • 48 UCAS points (under the new tariff)
  • A National Certificate/ Diploma in a relevant discipline (minimum Merit or Distinction)
  • A Level 3 Extended Diploma in a relevant discipline (minimum Merit or Distinction)
  • An Access to Higher Education Diploma.

    Mature students with a relevant profile of achievement and industry experience will be considered.

    You will also need to have English and maths GCSE at grade C/grade 4.

    Why Choose MidKent College?

  • We provide some of the finest teaching and learning environments you’ll find in a further education college in the country, having built a brand-new campus in Gillingham in 2009 and refurbished our Maidstone Campus in a redevelopment programme completed in 2016.
  • Both of our campuses are fully-equipped with workshops that simulate real working environments, equipment that replicates the latest technology students will find in the workplace, and commercial facilities that are open to the public.
  • The University Centre Maidstone (UCM) building at our Oakwood Park campus is a dedicated campus for university-level courses and professional training. In the 2016 National Student survey, our higher-education students gave the College a student satisfaction score of 91%, ranking us 27th out of the 375 institutions that took part.
  • Our career advisers booked 1040 careers interviews in 2017-2018! They'll be able to give you impartial guidance as to the range of education, training and employment opportunities available to you.

    • What our students say...

      Eleanor-Maisie Roome

      I chose this programme as I would like to work in social care with kids who are my age now. This College looked really good so I thought I would give it a try. I have found College really good so far. The tutor is really good, always trying to help The equipment is really good – we have a doll and a kitchen which is great because we ...