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Bradford College

Higher National Certificate in Social and Community Work

Qualification Gained
Pearson Higher National Certificate in Social and Community Work (Integrated Health and Social Care)
Study Level
University, Level 4
1 year Full-time, 2 years Part-time
Start Date
Study Mode
Full-time or Part-time


*Subject to approval*

The HNC offers students an opportunity to study a range of topics related to Social Care, Community Work and Health. There is a placement involved in the course which allows students to experience working in settings and building their practical skills enabling them to become more employable once complete. The course is a pathway to further study or employment and opens opportunities for students to experience Higher Education and decide on their next steps. Staff are experienced and innovative creating a supportive and challenging environment to learn and thrive.

  Key Info

You will study a varied range of modules are offered to help give a solid foundation for many areas of work. You will also be able to complete a placement to help link the theory and practice together and build confidence as well as gaining essential work skills.

Course Content:

  •  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
  • Applied Understanding of Human Development and Behaviour
  • Youth and Community Work
  • Sociological Approaches in Social and Community Work

Entry to this course requires a BTEC Level 3 qualification in Health and Social Care (or related subject).

Additional requirements:

  • A GCE Advanced Level profile that demonstrates strong performance in a relevant subject or adequate performance in more than one GCE subject. This profile is likely to be supported by GCSE grades A* to C and/or 9 to 4 (or equivalent) in subjects such as Maths and English
  • Other related Level 3 qualifications
  • An Access to Higher Education Diploma awarded by an approved further education institution
  • Related work experience
  • An international equivalent of the above.

You will be assessed through coursework.

You will complete 225 hours of relevant work experience related to the course. Gaining relevant work experience in this field will set you on the path to your dream career.

Successful completion of this course can lead to progression to a related Higher National Diploma. You can also progress to further study or employment in the area of Social Work and Community Work.

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