HNC/D Health & Social Care

The Higher National Diploma (HND) in Health & Social Care is ideal for those looking to gain a professional qualification in the Health and Social Care sector, or for current practitioners to enhance their career with supervisory/management responsibilities, at an intermediate level and in some cases, senior management roles in the public sector.

The course is designed to both inspire and challenge you and develop your practical and theoretical skills whilst gaining in depth knowledge of priorities on the healthcare agenda including public health, health promotion, safeguarding and person-centred care, and the skills required for employment in the sector. You will learn through a range of experiences that focus on the real world challenges you will face in your career in the industry.

The course has a value of 240 credits and is considered a bridge between college, employment or university. Qualification of the HND contributes and equates to the first year of some university degree courses.

Duration: HNC – One Year (Full Time) Two Years (Part Time) HND – Two Years (Full Time) Three Years (Part Time)

Mode of Study: Full Time and Part-Time

Course Fee (2017/18):

HNC Full Time - £5,600

HNC Part Time - £2,800

HND Full Time - £5,600

HND Part Time - £3,730

Please see for further information relating to fees.

Awarding Body: Edexcel

Example Content: Communication in Health and Social Care Organisations; Principles of Health and Social Care Practice; Health & Safety and Working in Partnership; Personal and Professional Development in Health and Social Care (PDD); Working in Partnership in Health and Social Care; a Research Project

Entry Requirements: You need a total of 48 UCAS points from A Levels or an equivalent BTEC Level 3 in Health and Social Care at profile DDM or 2 A Levels A-C grades (at least one in science/social science) or other related Level 3 qualification e.g. Access to Higher Education. You will also need grade A-C in English, maths and a Science at GCSE level, along with a relevant work experience placement.

How do I apply: To study this course full-time, you need to apply through UCAS (Institute name: YEO, Institute code: Y25). For the part-time route, apply direct to University Centre Yeovil by calling 01935 845454 or emailing