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Social and Community Work (Integrated Health and Social Care) HND

This course will equip you with the knowledge, understanding, training and skills required to progress in the field. UCAS Code: L5M9

2 Years
2 days per week
Theory & Practical

Entry Requirements: BTEC Level 3 qualification (PPP) in a relevant subject - 48 UCAS Tariff Points

Course Info

At the University Centre this course forms the first two years of the Community, Public Health and Social Care degree, while it is also for those students who would like to gain an intermediate qualification.

It is especially suitable for those who are currently employed in the relevant field of work and would now like qualifications that would develop their career further.

This qualification will:

  • Provide education and training for a range of careers in the health and social care sector.
  • Provide opportunities for you to gain a nationally recognised vocationally specific qualification to enter employment in the health and social care sector or to progress to higher education vocational qualifications, such as a degree, in a related area.
  • Develop the knowledge, understanding and skills of learners in the health and social care sector.
  • Provide opportunities for you to develop a range of skills, techniques and attributes essential for successful performance in working life.

The units that you will study include:

Year 1 HNC

Unit 1: Law, policy and Ethical Practice in Health and Social Care
Unit 2: Demonstrating Professional principles and Values in Health and Social Care Practice
Unit 3:Mental Health and Well-being: a whole person Approach
Unit 4: Fundamentals of Evidence Based Practice (Pearson-set project)
Unit 9: (Group: Social and Community Work)

Social Work Principles and Introduction to Practice

Unit 7: Contemporary Social Issues
Unit 14: Health, Safety and Risk Management in Care Environments


Your teaching will include tutor- and student-led sessions, with discussions, activities, group-work, seminars, and one-to-one tutorial opportunities. You will be in an enriching and immersive learning environment, which will enhance your academic skills development alongside your subject specific knowledge and understanding. 

One of the key strengths of our teaching at the University Centre is the amount of time we dedicate to supporting you as an individual student to help you get the best out of your programme. One-to-one tutorials with your tutor are important as they allow you to raise any particular issues you may be facing. Your tutor will be as supportive as possible in helping you work through these issues. 

Entry Requirements & Interview Process

Applicants will need a BTEC Level 3 qualification in a relevant subject – usually Health and Social Care – however applicants with other qualifications are encouraged to apply as experience and prior learning will be taken into account.

Offers will be made to students on the basis of both their academic qualifications and interview.

If you do not meet the entry criteria but have substantial professional, voluntary experience in a relevant role then the University Centre will consider your application. Please ask about this when you enquire; applications will be considered on an individual basis.