HNC Social Services

This full-time course, formerly known as HNC Social Care, is for those interested in a career in social care who may wish to undertake a formal qualification. It involves both practical and theoretical work. 
You will undertake a work experience placement during the course. This course meets the criteria for Scottish Social Services Council registration as a care practitioner.


Course content

Units that will be studied will include the following.

Core subjects:

Care in Contemporary Society
Leadership Starts with Me
Health Wellbeing and Safeguarding
Lifespan Development Theoretical Approaches
Care Practice
Social Services: Graded Unit 1 

SVQ Units:

Promote Health, Safety and Security in the Work setting 
Develop your Practice through Reflection and Learning 
Promote Effective Communication

 

Optional Subjects (you will also undertake three further units from the list below):

Promoting Quality of Life Through Dementia Skilled Practice 
Understanding and Supporting Behaviour 
Mental Health Issues in a Care Setting 
Administration of Medication 
Developing the Individual Within a Team 
Health and Social Care: Personalisation in Practice 
Health Promotion in a Changing Society 
Promoting Positive Behaviour 
Learning Disability: Current Policy Issues in Care 
Supporting Individuals with Autistic Spectrum Disorder 
Working with Autism 
Telehealthcare Response 
Health and Social Care: Supervise the Protection of People 
Understanding Loss and the Process of Grief 
Collaborative working 
Caring for Young People in Secure Care Settings 
Supporting Children and Young People with Additional Support Needs 
Supporting Children

Entry requirements (minimum)

NC/NQ Social Care - Level 6, or two Highers (Higher English and a second relevant Higher). 
Other equivalent qualifications will be considered.
two suitable references and a separate personal statement should be supplied prior to interview.
120 hours of relevant practical experience, either in a paid or a voluntary capacity in a recognised care organisation or professional care setting.
mature applicants without formal qualifications may be considered if they have relevant work/care experience and have successfully complete a written task. 

Due to the number of internal candidates progressing from the NQ level, places on this courses may be limited. 

Selection process information 



 

Progression routes

Employment within the care sector. 
1st year entry to BA/MA Social Work at University of Dundee, University of Stirling and University of Strathclyde (Glasgow School of Social Work)
1st year entry to BA Social Work (Scotland), Open University.
BA/BSc Health and Social Care, Open University
Advanced entry to 2nd year BA Social Work at Glasgow Caledonian University.
2nd year entry to the BA Education and Social Services at the University of Strathclyde.
2nd year entry to the MA Health and Social Policy at the University of Glasgow (Dumfries Campus).
2nd year Entry to HND Additional Support Needs
2nd year entry to the BA in Integrated Public Services at University of West of Scotland
SVQ Level 3 Social Services (Children And Young People) or SVQ Level 3 Social Services And Healthcare

SCQF level

7

Start date

28 August 2017

Duration

1 Year(s), August to June

SCQF level

7

Start date

28 August 2017

Duration

1 Year(s), August to June

SCQF level

7

Start date

28 August 2017

Duration

1 Year(s), August to June

For courses starting in August 2017, you can make up to two applications.

Applications are made to a course and a first choice of campus. If the course is oversubscribed at your first choice you will be automatically considered for alternative sites and may be made an offer without a further application.

 
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Contact us

Anniesland Campus
T: 0141 357 6078
E: hwanniesland@glasgowclyde.ac.uk
 
Cardonald Campus 
T: 0141 272 3372
E: hwcardonald@glasgowclyde.ac.uk
 
Langside Campus 
T: 0141 272 3779
E: hwlangside@glasgowclyde.ac.uk

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