HNC in Health & Social Care


A HNC in Health & Social Care is a perfect next step from a BTEC Level 3 and it offers you an affordable pathway onto a HND or degree course in nursing. Attending classes two evenings per week means you can work while studying to boost your career and keep your student debts low.

This course is being run in partnership with CU Scarborough who are part of the Coventry University Group. Coventry University is the UK’s top modern university and has almost 30,000 students, currently placed 12th in the Guardian’s University League Table 2018. Classes will be held on Wyke College premises, taught by CU Scarborough tutors.

Please contact the admissions team at the Scarborough campus by email, cus@coventry.ac.uk , to request a part-time application form.

The course requires 5 GCSEs at A*- C (or grade 4 and above) including English and Maths; a Level 3 Health & Social Care BTEC or significant experience working in a caring profession.

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  • Who Is This Course For?

    The course gives a wide scope for entry into any health or social care related career and is a great progression route for anyone already working in the industry or someone just starting out not sure which direction their career could take.

  • Course Details:

    Starting in September and studied two evenings a week, the HNC Health & Social care course content is based around four modules.

    The course is structured in four six week blocks, learning one module at a time. Assessment is at the end of each module, there’s no end of year exams. Your HNC will be accredited by Coventry University.

    The four areas of study are:
    • Principles of health & social care proactive
    • Safe & effective practice
    • Evidence based reflective practice in health & social care
    • Inter-professional approaches to service delivery

    For more information on the course and progression please download this PDF Health and Social Care HNC

    You can also contact the university directly by telephone (01723 336700) or email (cus@coventry.ac.uk)

  • Progression:

    A HNC in Health & Social Care prepares you for a career in health and social care or further study which could include pre-registration to nursing courses.
    The course gives a wide scope for entry into any health or social care related career and is a great progression route for you if already working in the industry or someone just starting out not sure which direction their career could take.
    People who have a HNC in health and Social care go on to become:

    • Care assistant
    • Childcare inspector
    • Childminder
    • Clinical psychologist
    • Community Development worker
    • Counsellor
    • Drug and alcohol worker
    • Education Welfare Officer
    • Equalities officer
    • Family support worker
    • Healthcare Assistant
    • Learning mentor
    • Life coach
    • Mental health worker
    • Nursery worker
    • Occupational therapist
    • Play therapist
    • Playworker
    • Residential Support Worker
    • Social work assistant
    • Social worker
    • Support worker
    • Victim care officer
    • Youth offending team officer