HNC/D Social and Community Work
Start Date: September 2019
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Day: Full Time: 2 days per week / Part Time: 1 day per week. Evening option may be available subject to demand.
Time: TBC
Duration: HNC: Full Time: 1 year, Part Time: 2 years / HND: Full Time: 2 years, Part Time: 3-4 years
Cost: £6,000 Full Time / £3,000 per year Part Time
Course Overview

This programme is for students who wish to pursue or advance their career in social and community care based practice or related fields. Those who are working or wish to work and develop their skills as professional, self-reflecting individuals able to meet the demands of employers in the social care sector and adapt to a constantly changing world.

This programme has a number of different subject specialisms that result in different award titles. The title of the award made will depend on the modules completed. The titles of the awards available are:

  • HNC Social and Community Work (Integrated Health and Social Care)
  • HNC Social and Community Work (Social Care Leadership and Management)
  • HNC Social and Community Work (Community Development)
  • HNC  Social and Community Work (Social and Community Work Practice)
  • HND Social and Community Work (Integrated Health and Social Care)
  • HND Social and Community Work (Social Care Leadership and Management)
  • HND Social and Community Work (Community Development)
  • HND  Social and Community Work (Social and Community Work Practice for Adults)
  • HND Social and Community Work (Children, Young People and Families)

Students will attend one day and evening per week for the full-time route and will undertake a placement of 225 hours for the HNC and 150 hours for the HND alongside their academic studies where they are not already in relevant employment.

Part time students will take a selection or modules from the full time programme.

What will I learn?

Modules may include:

• Law, Policy and Ethical Practice in Health and Social Care
• Demonstrating Professional Principles and Values in Health and Social Care Practice
• Mental Health and Wellbeing: a Whole Person Approach

• Reflective Approaches in Implementing Person-centred Practice
• Investigating Innovative Approaches in Social and Community Work

How will the course be assessed?

Assessment takes place at the end of each unit and is in the form of reports, presentations, essays, case studies and logs / journals as appropriate.

Materials and other information

All HE enrolments are subject to the College’s Higher Education Student Agreement.


The HNC gives a solid grounding in social and community care practice, which allows progression to the HND or a two-year degree top-up programme. The HND allows students to specialise into specific career paths or progress to a top-up degree.

This programme is currently subject to validation/approval. The College expects that it will be approved but this cannot be guaranteed until the approval process is completed. It will notify applicants as soon as the outcome is confirmed.


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