- Anniesland Campus
- SCQF Level
- Start Date
- 22 Aug 2022
- Qualification Type
- Course Type
- 1 Year (August to June)
Courses starting in August 2023 will open for applications on Monday 16th January 2023.
HNC Healthcare Practice will give you the necessary knowledge and skills to work in many health and allied health fields both in the NHS and in private or social care settings. During the course you will undertake a clinical placement within the NHS acute sector at Greater Glasgow and Clyde Health Board. The course will give you the skills to pursue a career at Senior Healthcare Support Worker Level or to progress to university to a variety of nursing or allied health undergraduate degree programmes.
There may also be the opportunity for advance entry to year 2 of a number of health/nursing degrees.
This course is also delivered part-time on a Tuesday and Thursday evening over a 2 year period.
What will I learn?
The units you will cover on this course are:
- Safe working practice for care
- Therapeutic relationships; understanding behaviour
- Sociology and health in Scotland
- Professional standards for care practice
- The human body in health and illness
- Clinical skills for care practitioners
- Understanding personal and professional development
- Exploring mental health
- Graded unit
Assessment is continuous, with a mix of practical and theoretical assessments. You must also undertake a clinical placement.
Entry requirements (minimum)
- Level 6 NC/NQ in a health or care-related area; OR
- SWAP Access to Nursing course; OR
- Two relevant Highers or equivalent, preferably including English and a Social Science subject; OR
- A Foundation Apprenticeship in care along with one relevant Higher, preferably English
- It would be preferable but not essential for candidates to have achieved National 5 Maths or Standard Grade Maths (credit level) or Intermediate 2 Maths, Application of Maths.; OR
- Applications are also invited from individuals with no formal qualifications but who have relevant life /work experience, ideally from within the care sector.
- ESOL Higher at A or equivalent is necessary if English is not your first language
- Recent IELTS 6.5 (across all areas)
- Suitable personal statement and one acceptable reference
- Passing an online numeracy and literacy test
- Completion of a successful interview
- Successful applicants must complete a PVG Disclosure and undergo an Occupational Health check.
- Please note that you may be asked to pay for the Occupational Health check and the placement uniform.
- Other course requirements: in order to undertake the clinical placement you must meet the standards of character, conduct and professionalism required by Glasgow Clyde College and the NHS GG&C.
Due to the high number of applications for this course and the specialist nature of the programme, not all candidates who meet the basic entry criteria will be called for interview.
- If you do not meet the entry criteria for your chosen course, you may be offered an alternative course in the same subject area.
Employer and industry links
Clinical placement provided by NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Health Board.
There will be input from a range of health and allied health professionals such as, The Royal College of Nursing, Alzheimer’s Scotland and Allied Health Professions.
Selected students will have the opportunity to progress directly into year 2 of certain nursing and allied health degree programmes. This includes undergraduate degrees offered by for example: Glasgow Caledonian University, University of the West of Scotland and the University of Stirling.
Jobs and further study
- Following successful completion of the HNC programme you may be able to progress to Year 1 of most undergraduate nursing degree programmes and to other allied health related courses or certain paramedic degree programmes at a range of universities (Depending on qualifications and experience).
- This is a qualification that is recognised by the NHS so on completion you will be qualified to work at Senior Health Care Support Worker level.
Making an application
For courses starting in August, 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.
When you apply:
You will receive an automated email confirming that we have received your application (remember to check your junk/SPAM folder if you do not hear from us). We will be in contact as per the following stages:
- Stage 1. an acceptable additional personal statement and proof of qualifications must be submitted before being selected for interview.
- Stage 2; virtual group interview with a group activity, discussion and individual questions
- One satisfactory reference
- Please note no interviews will take place before February 14th.
- Unconditional place: you have met all the entry requirements and your place is guaranteed.
- Conditional place: your place is secured pending meeting the entry requirements, references supplied and qualifications verified.
- Waiting list: you have met all the entry requirements however the course is full. If any spaces become available you will be contacted prior to the start of course.
- Unsuccessful: you have not been successful and are advised to contact the college Student Advice Centre to discuss alternative options which may be available to you.
You will be informed of the outcome of the selection process within 4 weeks of the interview
Once an offer is received, you must reply within 14 days or risk losing your place
If a place is unavailable at your campus of first choice, you may be offered a place at one of our other campuses and you must respond to this within the timescale above
Once you have accepted your offer, you will be sent further information e.g. student funding, joining instructions and the induction date.