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 (Full-time only).


Part-time opportunity over 2 years: 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 Access to Nursing course. A qualification in biology, or evidence of study in Anatomy and Physiology, is advantageous. Selection will be made on a satisfactory personal statement and reference. Learners will require a PVG check. As a placement is involved, it is expected that applicants will have good health, wellbeing, and resilience to cope with the demands of care provision.


Part-time opportunity over 2 years: Applicants will be required to secure their own placement in their 2nd year.

Method of Assessment

A range of assessment methods are used including projects, reports, essay writing, exams and competencies need to be met in practice.

Future Prospects

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

Course Overview
  • Study Type

    Full Time

  • Campus

    Gardyne Campus

  • Start Date

    29 Aug 2022

  • SCQF Level

    7

  • Duration

    36 Weeks

  • Subject Area

    Health & Social Care

  • Tuition fees may be paid for full-time students in Scotland subject to meeting residency requirements, applications should be made to the appropriate funding body. International Students please refer to our International fees page
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