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Health Care Practice HNC

Course Overview

This exciting Health Care Practice for England study programme combines theory and practice based assessment to enable you to develop the knowledge and skills required to meet the demands of a career in the healthcare sector.

What topics are covered?

  • Demonstrating Professional Principles & Values
  • Supporting the Individual Journey through Integrated Health and Social Care
  • Fundamentals of Evidence-based Practice
  • Law, Policy and Ethical Practice in Health and Social Care

During your study programme you will also develop a reflective Professional Learning Development Portfolio.

Who is the course aimed at?

This programme is for those already employed in the sector, or those who have undertaken a placement of significant duration in health and social care. You will need to be able to apply theory to practice, therefore placements and/or employment form an essential part of this programme. There are opportunities to work with our local partners on placement rotations, as well as gaining access to the most up to date training and equipment.

What are the entry requirements?

To join the course you will need:

  • Five GCSEs at C/4 or above including English and maths
  • Level 3 qualification (MMP minimum) in a relevant vocational area
    and/or relevant work experience
  • A clean Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) statement

Mature students will be considered on an individual basis.

What qualifications will I gain?

You will gain a Level 4 HNC in Health Care Practice.

Who is the awarding body?


How will I learn?

The course will be delivered using a blend of teaching and learning methods and will include lectures, group activities, written tasks, personal research, practice based work (work experience) and tutorials.

How will I be assessed?

A variety of assessment methods will be used to enrich your learning experience including; work-based assessment, reflective logs, case studies, projects, professional discussions and group work.

What can I do after this course?

You can progress to the second year of the programme which will see you achieve the Higher National Diploma (HND) in Health Care Practice or you can progress onto employment.

How much does this course cost?

This HNC in Health Care Practice costs £5500

What funding is available?

You can apply for a loan to cover your tuition fees and a maintenance grant/loan for living expenses. To check if you are eligible for funding, please go to the Funding for HE Students page.

Which department is this course in?

Department of Technology

Where will I need to go on my first day?

On your first day, please report to the Reception in the Roper Building at City Centre Campus.

What else do I need to know?

To avoid disappointment, please make sure you apply for your chosen course early. Decisions regarding running or cancelling a course are made one week prior to the start of the course. If a course is cancelled, you will be informed and your course fees refunded in full. Please see Terms and Conditions of Enrolment.

The course will not run on bank holidays or during half term. Please check here for term dates.

Where can I find out more information?

For advice or more details please telephone 01225 312191 or email info@bathcollege.ac.uk. You may also visit our Student Advice Centre.

How do I apply?

You can apply for this course using our online application form (click the ‘Apply’ button).


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