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HND in Health & Social Care

  1. CampusMaidstone
  2. Course Length2 Years
  3. Type of CourseFull Time
  4. Week Commencing10-09-2018
  5. Annual Fee£5950

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The Details

This course meets and exceeds the national minimum standard of qualification set by the Care Quality Commission for those practising in health and social care. It 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.

Core units:

  • Research Project
  • Communicating in Health and Social Care
  • Principles of Health and Social Care Practice
  • Health and Safety in Health and Social Care
  • Personal/Professional Development in Health and Social Care
  • Working in Partnership in Health and Social Care.

    Optional units:
  • Managing Human Resources in Health and Social Care
  • Complementary Therapies
  • Contemporary issues in Health & Social Care
  • Supporting Significant Life Events
  • Employability Skills
  • Understanding the Learning Process
  • Health Promotion.

    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 projects and other classroom tasks
  • When applying for UCAS you will need the following codes for your application: UCAS code L590 and MidKent College's institution code M87.

    Future Prospects

    The HND in Health and Social Care is a recognised and popular route to further study at university. It also prepares students 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
  • A Level 3 industry related qualification.

    GCSEs in English and maths at grade C/level 4 or above.

    Mature learners with a relevant profile of achievement and/or professional qualifications will be considered.

    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 ...