HNC Healthcare Practice

Course Content

This course aims to develop knowledge of providing patient care. Learners will study the professional standards and the psychological and sociological aspects of care. They will gain a good understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the human body and both mental and physical disease processes. A work placement will be undertaken. 

Part-time opportunity: For those already employed in a health or social care setting, there may be an opportunity to undertake this programme part-time in the evening with your employer's endorsement.

Entry Requirements

Two Highers at grade C or above in relevant subject areas or equivalent. Successful completion of SCQF level 6 course. A qualification in biology, or evidence of study in Anatomy and Physiology, is advantageous. Suitable applicants will be invited to attend an information session. Selection will be made on a satisfactory interview, diagnostic test and a satisfactory reference. Maturity of individual would be desirable to undertake a placement however all applicants will be considered on an individual basis. Acceptable PVG.

Method of Assessment

Practical assessments & theoretical assignments (Additional assessments for entry into 2nd year university).

Future Prospects

Completion may allow progression to 1st or 2nd year undergraduate nursing degree programmes at university.

Course Overview
  • Study Type

    Part-Time Evening/Weekends

  • Campus

    Gardyne Campus

  • Start Date

    23 Aug 2021

  • SCQF Level


  • Duration

    2 Years

  • Subject Area

    Health & Social Care

  • Course Fee


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