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MN586 BTEC HNC level 4 in Health & Social Care


8-12 months


BTEC/EDEXCEL Higher National Certificate level 4. Learners who enroll specifically on the HNC qualification will be awarded the HNC on successful completion of 5 core units and 3 specialist units worth 120 credit value. Learners enrolled on the combined HND will progress to Level 5 HND to complete 8 units worth 125 credits.


Qualification accredited by the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF)


The course aims at combining theory and contemporary practices to equip students with understanding of the social, economic and environmental factors and issues and their impact on health. The course aims to prepare students for general community health, social work and environmental roles. The graduates will be suitable for employment in governmental and voluntary organisations promoting health and safe, sustainable environment.


GCSE/”O” level or 2 “A” levels and/or relevant work experience. English language qualification is required for international applicants.


UK/EU nationals £1800, international learners £2000 for the whole 1-year course. Tuition fees exclude registration fees to Edexcel of £155.60 plus VAT.


Unit Number Mandatory core units – all Five units must be taken (75 credits) Level Credit Value
1 Communicating in Health and Social Care Organisations 4 15
2 Principles of Health and Social Care Practice 5 15
3 Health and Safety in the Health and Social Care Workplace 4 15
4 Personal and Professional Development in Health and Social Care 4 15
5 Working in Partnership in Health and Social Care 5 15
Specialist units – choose 3 units with a total credit value of 45 credits
9 Empowering Users of Health and Social Care Services 4 15
10 Safeguarding in Health and Social Care 4 15
11 The Role of Public Health in Health and Social Care 4 15
13 Managing Human Resources in Health and Social Care 4 15
25 Influences on Health & Social Care Organisations 4 15
Note: There are more optional units on Edexcel’s course list which may be offered on demand.

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