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Healthcare Practice for England HNC

Nottingham College

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  • Qualification

    Higher National Certificate - HNC

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  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 Years

Course summary

**This Higher National Certificate in Healthcare Practice for England is designed to provide you with a broad range of knowledge, understanding and skills required to work in a health and/or social care environment. Such roles include healthcare support and assistant roles in a range of settings, planning and assessment roles as well as roles in public health and health promotion. You will gain a valuable insight into the diversity of roles within the healthcare sector and the importance of collaboration and excellent communication at all levels. This course is suitable for those people currently employed in relevant sectors and seeking higher-level qualifications to further develop their career.****About the course**You'll be able to demonstrate a sound knowledge of the basic concepts, values and principles of healthcare practice, and the skills necessary to perform effectively in a variety of settings within the health and social care sector.The course provides the opportunity to develop transferable skills such as effective team working, being adaptable and flexible, whilst developing problem-solving skills.**Course Modules will include:**• Law, Policy and Ethical Practice in Health & Social Care• Demonstrating Professional Principles and Values in Health and Social Care Practice• Supporting the Individual Journey through Integrated Health and Social Care• Fundamentals of Evidence-based Practice• Effective Reporting and Record-keeping in Health and Social Care Services• Health Education in Action• Anatomy and Physiology for Health and Ill-HealthAs part of the course you must complete 225 hours of workplace placement or experience in a health and/or social care setting. **Assessment:**Units are assessed via a range of internally set and assessed assignments including reports, presentations, portfolios using a range of research, investigation, problem solving, and portfolio based methods. **Bursaries**We want our courses to be accessible to students from any background, so we’ve put together a cash support package in the form of non-repayable bursaries to provide financial help where it’s really needed. Details for 2022-23 will be advertised once approved by the university regulator – the Office for Students (OfS). Please check our website - - for more information.**What Can I Do Next?**From the HNC, you could progress on to our Higher National Diploma (HND) in Healthcare Practice; enter into employment or onto a Higher Apprenticeship as a Healthcare Assistant Practitioner.Should you decide to progress onto the HND in Healthcare Practice, upon successful completion you could go into employment or progress onto a range of relevant health and social-care related university courses, for example:• BA/BSc (Hons) in Health and Social Care• BA/BSc (Hons) in Health Studies• BSc (Hons) in Adult Nursing• BSc (Hons) in Public Health• BSc (Hons) in Health Promotion

Application deadline

15 January

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University information

Nottingham College

  • Campus address

    New College Nottingham, City Campus, The Adams Building, Stoney Street, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG1 1NG, England

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