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Higher National Certificate in Social and Community Work [New]

North West Regional College

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  • Qualification

    HNC - Higher National Certificate

  • Location

    North West Regional College

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Course Overview:

The new RQF Higher Nationals in Social and Community Work bring a new, responsive and refreshing approach to Higher Nationals for the Health and Social Care sector. Developed with input from employers, educators, students and service users. The new qualification sits alongside its sister qualification, the Higher Nationals in Healthcare Practice The new qualifications share core units, and practice themes across all units, focussed on the core knowledge, skills, values and behaviours required of practitioners in the sector. Modules include: Law Policy and Ethical Practice in Health and Social Care, Professional Principles and Values in Health and Social Care Practice, Mental Health and Wellbeing and Evidence-based Practice with options towards working with specific client groups.

There is a mandatory work placement in this qualification of 225 hours. This course seeks to facilitate entry to university to study courses such as Social Work; Community Work; Youth Work; Community Development; Social Policy and Health and Social Care. Your work will be assessed through coursework and placement experience. Students will require appropriate dress / uniform
for work in health and social care setting and be deemed ‘placement ready’ by the College.

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UK - 2 Grade C’s at A-Level or equivalent, plus 5 GCSEs at Grade C or equivalent, to include English GCSE and Maths GCSE or equivalent (Essential Skills Level 2) OR Extended Diploma – MPP profile plus 5 GCSEs at Grade C or equivalent, to include English GCSE and Maths GCSE or equivalent (Essential Skills Level 2); OR Access - 45%.

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University information

North West Regional College

  • Campus address

    North West Regional College, Strand Road, Londonderry, Londonderry, BT48 7BY, Northern Ireland

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