• Course
    Overview
  • Units and
    Structure
  • Entry
    Requirements
  • Student
    Support

Course Overview

This programme, focussing on Social and Community Work practice with Children, Young People and Families, equips students with work skills and knowledge and understanding necessary to achieve high performance in the global health and social care environment.

The content meets the Higher Apprenticeship Standards and links to the Professional Capabilities Framework for Social Work in England

For the HNC, 225 hours work placement in a social or community care setting is required.

For the HND, 375 hours across the 2 year programme in a social or community care setting is required.

Level
Level 4 Level 5
Duration
2 years
Awarding Body
Pearson Edexcel
UCAS Code
L503
Please note: our institute and UCAS codes have changed. Please see further information on our how to apply page.
Course Fees
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Units and Structure

Year 1 Units include:

  • Law, Policy and ethical Practice in Health and Social Care
  • Demonstrating Professional Principles and Values in Health and Social Care practice
  • Mental Health and Wellbeing: A Whole Person Approach
  • Fundamentals of Evidence-based Practice

Year 2 units include:

  • Reflective Approaches in Implementing Person-centred Practice
  • Investigating Innovative Approaches in Social and Community Work
  • Family Support and Intervention: Working with Children and Families
  • Safeguarding Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults
  • Approaches to Assessment and Care Support Planning

Entry Requirements

You'll need to have:

Level 3 qualification, CACHE Diploma, Access to HE or equivalent.

We welcome applications from people of any age who might not meet the standard entry criteria, but we would expect to see evidence of continuing academic and/or professional development and a capacity to pursue the course successfully.

Entry to the programme is subject to a satisfactory Enhanced DBS check.


For equivalent qualifications see our Entry Requirements Explained page.

Tutors and Student Support

Student Support and Facilities

As a student, you’ll have access to a wide range of facilities, services and support, including:

  • Step outside the classroom  and access our state of the art facilities as well as 3 huge Learning Resource Centres with thousands of resources to use
  • With hands-on experience you’ll be prepared for employment with a competitive edge.
  • A dedicated impartial careers advice team to help you on your future path
  • Our wide range of courses means that we can offer the right paths to get you where you need to be
  • Our Hub campus is right in the heart of the town centre meaning you can find your way to us easily
  • Outstanding student support throughout your studies with us.

Progression and Employment

On successful completion students will be able to

  • Enter employment in a range of careers including: family support work roles, resource officer, community development work, public health and community support work, care planning, advocacy, social services supervisory or lower management roles, counselling and rehabilitation roles.
  • Progression to Level 6 and complete a degree in Social Work or related field.
 

Courses you can progress to

Further study in other areas. Browse all our courses.

Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme

We're proud to be able to offer Dual Career Accreditation via the Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme. This is a Sport England funded partnership between athletes, education institutions, and national governing bodies of sport.

The Scheme helps athletes in education – aged 16-plus – to get the very best from their sporting and academic careers without having to choose between the two.

Click here to find out more about TASS

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Apply or Enquire

Want to know more or chat to us?

Have any further questions about this course? You can contact someone specifically about it by using the details below or filling in the enquiry form.

Name: Student Services
Telephone: 0800 358 7575
Email: Contact online

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Want to apply for this course?

You'll need to have:

Level 3 qualification, CACHE Diploma, Access to HE or equivalent.

We welcome applications from people of any age who might not meet the standard entry criteria, but we would expect to see evidence of continuing academic and/or professional development and a capacity to pursue the course successfully.

Entry to the programme is subject to a satisfactory Enhanced DBS check.


For equivalent qualifications see our Entry Requirements Explained page.


GCSE Grades are changing from 2017. Need to know more? Click here for information.

Application & Enrolment

To apply for this course full-time, you need to do so via Ucas. To apply for it part-time, you need to fill in an application form.

Ucas Code: L503

Provider Name: DN Colleges Group

Institution Code: N64

Campus Code: D

Click here for Application Information