HNC Healthcare Practice
05 Sep 2022
23 Jun 2023
Enhanced route: This HNC provides the first year of Nursing training and/or be a stand-alone qualification that offers a range of possible progression routes to degrees or education for Professions Allied to Medicine. The subject areas include Safe Working Practice for Care, Sociology and Health in Scotland, Clinical Skills for Care Practitioners and Understanding Personal and Professional Development. Full-time placement work is allocated in 3 separate blocks throughout the academic year. An Edinburgh Napier University Student Nurse uniform and badge is provided for placement work. Non-enhanced route: The subject areas include Safe Working Practice for Care, Sociology and Health in Scotland, Clinical Skills for Care Practitioners and Understanding Personal and Professional Development. This option is available for progressing Borders College students, who have successfully completed 1 Higher. The placement allocation is 15 hours per week. Students on the non-enhanced route are required to purchase their own uniform and badge for placement. The cost for this is approximately 30. Guidance will be given on the choice of uniform to purchase prior to placement commencing. Please read the Important Notice at www.borderscollege.ac.uk/uni
HNC Healthcare Practice at SCQF Level 7
Full-time 36 week course, 3 days per week in College / online for a total of 18 weeks, Block release work placements totaling 18 weeks,
2 Highers (or SCQF Level 6 equivalent) passes at grade C or above, including Biology or Human Biology, or a Foundation Apprenticeship in Social Services and Healthcare or Children and Young People (which should also include Biology at SCQF Level 6 or above). Potential candidates must have passes in Literacy or Communications at Level 6. All candidates must have good physical and mental health, with reasonable fitness. A medical examination will be required as well as completion of a PVG (Protection of Vulnerable Groups) form and an interview. Applicants should be able to demonstrate values and principles relevant to working in care, such as kindness and empathy.
Enhanced route: Successful students who have achieved an A or B in their graded unit may apply to enter into the second year of a Nursing Degree at Edinburgh Napier University. The HNC also provides for a wide range of possible progression routes to degrees in Dietetics, Physiotherapy or Social Sciences, and Paramedic training. Students may opt to apply for a job in Health Care with a recognised qualification. Successful students who have achieved an A in their graded unit may also apply to Queen Margaret University (QMU) to study a Bachelor of Nursing Honours Degree. Non-enhanced route: Successful students may apply to progress to the first year of a Nursing Degree at Edinburgh Napier University.
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