Pearson BTEC HNC in Social and Community Work (Social and Community Work Practice)
This course is delivered through a combination of classroom teaching and a 225-hour work placement in a relevant Health and Social Care workplace. This may be your current job if suitable. Both elements are a compulsory part of the course. It is the student's responsibility to identify their own placement. Support for this will be provided during induction.
There is a focus on helping you to develop the knowledge, skills and values necessary for continuing education, employment and professional development within the Health and Social Care sector. You will be encouraged to develop and reflect on your learning within a continuous learning environment.
- Law, Policy and Ethical Practice in Health and Social Care.
- Health & Safety in the Health & Social Care Workplace.
- 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 Social Work Principles and Introduction to Practice Applied.
- Understanding of Human Development and Behavior.
- Health, Safety and Risk Management in Care Environments.
Pearson BTEC HNC in Social and Community Work (Social and Community Work Practice) (Year 1)
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Contact Hours per week
6 hours contact time to include practical classes, lectures, workshops or tutorials.
Mandatory Additional Study
Maximum of 1.5 hours per week average over the academic year.
11 hours maximum studying and preparing assessments in your own time per week, including use of online materials.
This will require you to attend college for 1 day a week and to attend your vocational placement to complete the 225 hours through the 2 years.
General Entry Requirements:
- GCSE English Language Grade C or above OR Pass in Level 2 Essential Skills Literacy
- GCSE Mathematics Grade C or above OR Pass in Level 2 Essential Skills Numeracy
A minimum of 64 UCAS points including:
- Two A Levels at A2 OR
- Level 3 National Diploma/National Extended Diploma OR
- Level 3 CACHE Extended Diploma
- Access Diploma in Foundation Studies with an overall average of 58%+
English Language Requirements for International students:
- Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) level B2
- IELTS 6.0 (minimum of 5.5 in all skills)
- PTE 51 Or an approved equivalent test in English
Equivalent qualifications include:
- Grade C (or above) in English
- Successfully completion of a Level 3 Vocational Programme with assessments completed in English Language
- Essential Skills in Literacy (Level 2)
- ESOL Level 2
Tier 4 Students:
- SERC will only accept a Secure English Language Test (SELT) for issuing a Certificate of Acceptance for Studies (CAS)
- Successful completion of the admissions process
- Provide evidence of ability to undertake the programme by meeting the requirements for the accreditation of prior experiential learning. Further details on APEL can be found in the admissions section
- Experience of work or placements in the health and social sector are desirable criteria.
How will I be assessed and given feedback?
Where will it take me?
Progression routes include further study or employment in the relevant field. This qualification will give you a minimum of 120 credits which you can use to apply to related Degree programmes. Previous SERC Graduates have successfully applied to Degrees in Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work, Occupational Therapy, Psychology, Youth work and Speech and Language Therapy.
In 2016/2017, over 85% of HNC students received their 1st choice University offer with the majority progressing to Queen's and Ulster University to study Nursing and Social Work. The course can lead directly into a career in Health and Social Care, for example previous students have sought employment as auxiliary nurses, community care assistants, and residential support workers.
How will it make me more employable?
Students must pay for their Access NI clearance, current cost is £33 - please note your own workplace clearance may suffice.
Students will have to pay for production of posters for class presentations. Approximate cost of £30.
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