This new Higher National Certificate course is designed to meet the needs and expectations of students aspiring to work in social work, community work and community development
It aims to develop students as professional, self-reflecting individuals able to meet the demands of employers in the social and community work sector and to be adaptable in a constantly changing world.
For the course scheduled to begin in January 2021, course delivery is planned to run through continuously until the end of August 2021
The HNC in Social and Community Work allows a varied approach to assessments and delivery that supports progression to NVQ Level 5 (the HND) and Level 6 (such as a BA/BSc Honours top-up degree), with assessment relevant to the local economy and local needs.
Students on this course are required to undertake a placement in two different individual settings to develop social and community work skills, as well as the knowledge and understanding necessary to achieve high performance in the global health and social care environment.
This qualification supports progression into a range of careers in social and community work, including: family support work roles, resource officer and personal assistant roles, community development work, public health and community support work, care planning roles, advocacy, social services supervisory or lower management roles, counselling and rehabilitation support roles.
Mandatory modules 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
- Fundamentals of Evidence-based Practice
Specialist optional units:
- Select three additional units to make up to 120 credits of study
Compulsory work placement
It is a requirement that students on this course must complete at least 225 hours' of work experience, covering both social care and community care settings.
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664 Nuthall Road
Start: 27 September 2021
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Tuition fee: £8,250
The tuition fee is per year.
Various bursaries are available for some Higher Education courses.
Course code: C034788 / Q034789
Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Social and Community Work
You’ll need a minimum of 48 UCAS points from:
Other combinations of qualifications and experience will also be considered, as will Level 3 qualifications not currently listed on the UCAS tariff.
We would expect students to be working at (or to demonstrate competency at) Level 2 or above in English/literacy and maths/numeracy.
Mature applicants with relevant professional experience and/or qualifications are welcome to apply.
Course work, controlled assessments, case studies.
There are no examinations.
The Higher National Certificate and Higher National Diploma are recognised as meeting admission requirements to many relevant social and community work-related courses, for example:
Possible career options include:
Nottingham College has the highest student satisfaction rates of colleges in the East Midlands- 2018/19 National Student Survey