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HNC / HND Health and Social Care

MQF/EQF Level

This Higher National Diploma is recognised at MQF/EQF Level 5.

 

ECTS CREDITS

HNC: 60 ECTS 

HND: 120 ECTS  

 

DURATION

2 Academic Years

 

STUDY PROGRAMME

This course is designed to enable you to develop the underpinning knowledge, values and understanding for success in employment in the Health and Social Care sector at supervisory or managerial levels, as well as enhancing practical skills. 

Emphasis on practical skills development alongside the requisite knowledge and understanding is an important component of the course. You will learn through practical assignments that focus on the real-world challenges and will be expected to develop the skills to analyse, and summarize information critically and appreciate the interdisciplinary nature of health and social care service provision during the programme of study. 

This course covers the key operations that shape the health and social care sector. After completing this course, you can seek a career within the business and administration areas vital to health and social care. To fully complete this HND qualification, you must first obtain the HNC (1st year) and then proceed to the HND (2nd year). 

 

HNC MODULES

  • Communicating in Health and Social Care Organisations
  • Principles of Health and Social Care Practice
  • Health and Safety in the Health and Social Care Workplace
  • Personal and Professional Development in Health and Social Care
  • Working in Partnership in Health and Social Care
  • Social Policy
  • The Role of Public Health in Health and Social Care
  • Community Development Work

 

HND MODULES

  • Research Project
  • Understanding Specific Needs in Health and Social Care
  • Supporting Independent Living
  • Supporting Significant Life Events
  • Employability Skills
  • Understanding the Learning Process
  • Facilitating Change in Health and Social Care
  • Health Promotion

 

METHOD OF ASSESSMENT

Assignment

 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • Have an ‘A’ Level standard of education; or
  • Relevant qualification at EQF/MQF Level 4
  • If English is not your first language, you will need:
  • IELTS 5.5 or equivalent

 

AWARDING BODY

Pearson UK

 

LOCAL PRICE

€6,600

Local Price through Get Qualified Scheme: €1,980*

 *Terms and Conditions Apply

 

 

Last Updated: 08 Aug 2017

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