Course Overview

This HNC focuses on the social care sector, and provides you with valuable practical experience, enabling you to pursue a variety of careers in this highly demanded and versatile landscape. The course also offers you the opportunity to gain specialist and advanced clinical competencies alongside your studies, further evidencing your skills and increasing your employability.

You will be able to utilise the clinical skills and simulation suite, gaining essential skills and experience in competencies such as venepuncture, catheterisation, wound management and dementia care that are vital for the enhanced care work role within the current social care landscape. Practical sessions are scheduled throughout the year are designed to develop skills and confidence in adapting your clinical techniques and leadership skills, in order to reflect the varying situations you will face and need to overcome to be a successful and effective enhanced care worker. You will be learning in challenging environments, ensuring that when you graduate you will be well prepared to work in almost any setting.

Course Details

Key Information

Course Code
Mode of Study
Full-time, part-time and modular study available
Higher National Certificate
1 year (full-time) 2 years (part-time)
Academic Year
September 2021 - June 2022 (full-time) September 2021 - June 2023 (part-time)

The full time fees for the academic year 2020-21 are:
BA and BSc (Hons) – £8400 (per year)
Foundation Degree (FdA and FdSc) – £8400 (per year)
Higher National Certificate (HNC)- £8400 (per year)

Tuition fees for part-time courses commencing September 2020 are £1400 per 20 credits.

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I really enjoyed studying Health and Social Care. You’re treated as an adult at the College and the tutors get to know you on a personal level, they are really supportive and their knowledge is invaluable. I felt as though I grew as a person during my time there, which is so important.

Caitlyn Crofts
Caitlyn Crofts - Health and Social Care