HNC Care & Administrative Practice

This course develops a range of skills and qualities essential for a career in healthcare. Students will attend both College and a work placement in a care setting. Students will be prepared for progression to university or directly to employment within the health sector.

  • Safe Working Practices for Care
  • Essential Skills for Care Practice
  • Therapeutic Relationships
  • Sociology for Care
  • Individual Pathways for Health and Social Care
  • Physiology for Care Professionals

  • Health Care Support Worker
  • Nursing

On successful completion of this course students may progress onto a related degree programme.

Forth Valley College has formal articulation links in place for entry into year 1 or 2 of the following degree programmes:

BA (Hons) Childhood Studies - University of the West of Scotland

Diploma of Higher Education in Healthcare Practice - Open University

BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing - Open University

BSc (Hons) Mental Health Nursing - Open University

BSc (Hons) Nursing (Adult/Mental Health/Learning Disabilities) - GCU

BSc Nursing (Adult/Mental Health) - Stirling University

Please note articulation links are subject to change and do not guarantee a place on any university course. Students should check with individual universities for more detail. Each institution will have specific entry requirements.

Mandatory:

  • Successful interview
  • Clear Occupational Health Check
  • Clear Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) check required. Further information on the PVG Scheme will be issued to successful applicants prior to enrolment.

Plus one of the following:

  • Two Highers at grade C or above including English or Communication 4/Literature 1 and National 5 award (or equivalent) in Maths
  • Successful completion of a relevant access course, such as SWAP Access to Nursing (SCQF Level 6)
  • Foundation Apprenticeship in Social Services and Health Care with at least one Higher at grade C or above (English or equivalent)
  • Successful completion of all units/ exams within the Pathway to Health Care (SCQF Level 6)
  • Successful completion of all units/ exams within the Pathway to Social Care (SCQF Level 6)
  • Successful completion of the SVQ Health and Social Care Level 3 (SCQF Level 6)
  • Applicants who do not meet these criteria, but have relevant paid workplace experience, or alternative qualifications may be considered

 

Further advice for full-time applicants:

  • Please ensure you have an online account before starting your application.
  • If you created your account prior to September 2016, you will need to register a new account.
  • Before starting the application process, please ensure you already hold or are working towards the relevant entry qualifications required for the course you are applying for 
  • Ensure you use your own personal email address when creating your online account
  • Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an automated email immediately 
  • If you do not receive an acknowledgement e-mail immediately, please check your SPAM/Junk folder
  • Please include as much detail as possible in your personal statement such as; the reason you are applying, future career plans, previous employment, relevant experience, hobbies and interests
  • Disclosing support needs in your application will not affect your chances of being offered a place on a course at Forth Valley College
  • If your application is successful, you will be invited for interview. For January start courses interviews will be in Nov/Dec and interviews for August start courses will take place between February and May
  • If your application is unsuccessful, you will be offered support in finding a suitable alternative course 
  • Applicants who provide a mobile phone number on their application form will be sent a text reminder prior to the day of interview 

If you are unable to attend an interview or wish to withdraw your application - please email student.applications@forthvalley.ac.uk

  • Location

    Falkirk Campus

  • Attendance

    Full-Time

  • Start date

    24 August 2020

  • End date

    11 June 2021

  • SCQF Level

    Level 7

  • Location

    Stirling Campus

  • Attendance

    Full-Time

  • Start date

    24 August 2020

  • End date

    11 June 2021

  • SCQF Level

    Level 7