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  • Qualification

    HNC - Higher National Certificate

  • Location

    Scottish Borders Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    36 weeks

Course summary

COURSE INTRODUCTION

The HNC in Social Services is a nationally recognised qualification for staff working within the social care sector. The course aims to provide students with underpinning knowledge, values and skills relevant to work in a range of social care settings, and to prepare them for a degree in Social Work. Students study a range of subjects, including Care in a Contemporary Society, Care Practice, Leadership Starts with Me, Health, Wellbeing and Safeguarding, Lifespan Development Theoretical Approaches, Graded Unit, Understanding Loss and the Process of Grief. Also included in this award are 3 SVQ Care Level 3 mandatory units. *Please note you may be allocated to a course called Access to Nursing/Higher Health/Higher Social Care – this will not affect your progression or your SQA award.

QUALIFICATIONS

HNC Social Services at SCQF Level 7

PROGRESSION OPPORTUNITIES

Successful completion may enable students to apply through UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service) for undergraduate Social Work programmes. This course is suitable for applicants who wish to go directly into employment in social care and health related areas, e.g. Senior Care Assistants, Support Workers, Family Workers, Residential Childcare Workers and Play Workers.

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Borders College

  • Campus address

    Borders College, Scottish Borders Campus, Nether Road, Galashiels, Scottish Borders, TD1 3HE, Scotland

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