HND Health and Social Care

HND Health and Social Care programmes are in high and increasing demand with hospitals, care homes, charities and community centres under increasing pressure for services to address the diverse and complex needs of a multitude of patients.

The HND Health and Social Care course is ideal for those who wish to specialise and pursue a career in the care sector. The courses are intended to create health professionals with a thorough understanding of managing health and social care services.

This course builds on the knowledge and skills developed during the HNC and gives advanced preparation if you want to follow a career in health and social care. If you’re already working in the sector, an HND would enhance your job prospects. Designed to equip you with the knowledge and understanding required for successful employment, this course will give you the transferable skills to meet the increasing demands of the health care sector.

The HND Health and Social Care course provide a thorough grounding in the key concepts and practical skills required in the Health and Social Care sector. Higher Nationals offer a strong emphasis on practical skills development alongside the development of requisite knowledge and understanding in the sector.

The HND Health and Social Care course have been designed to equip individuals with the underpinning knowledge, understanding and skills for employment in Health & Social Care, both in the UK and overseas. These qualifications meet and exceed the National minimum standard of qualification set by the Care Quality Commission for those practising in Health & Social Care in the UK.

The course prepare and equip students with knowledge and skills in the practice and management of Health and Social Care programmes leading to employment or further and higher education to degree level.

The course is suitable also for all those already working in the sector who wish to gain practical skills and a formal Level 5 qualification in order to progress to supervisor or junior management level roles

Course Length:  2 years;
Start dates:  February / July / October;

Students will gain a qualification that will support progression into job roles with greater responsibility within this sector, for example, supervisory and management roles. Upon successful completion of the course and/or completion of further specialist study, job roles may include; Care Home Manager, Social Care Worker, Midwife, Paramedic, Health Care Trainer, Safeguarding Officer, or Public Health Personnel.

Minimum Age: 18 years old;
Applicants are required to submit proof of prior certificated learning (e.g. Secondary School Diploma/Baccalaureate/Level 3 qualification) or relevant work experience;
Applicants who do not have English as their first language will be required to demonstrate an approved level of proficiency in the use of the English language;
An interview with the college is compulsory prior student registration.
Applicants must bring their original certificates when coming for registration

Year 1

Communicating in Health and Social Care Organisations
Principles of Health and Social Care Practice
Health and Safety in the Health and Social Care Workplace
Personal and Professional Development in Health and Social Care
Working in Partnership in Health and Social Care
Physiological Principles for Health and Social Care
Managing Human Resources in Health and Social Care
Managing Financial Resources in Health and Social Care

Year 2

Understanding Specific Needs in Health and Social Care
Supporting Independent Living
Supporting Significant Life Events
The Role of Public Health in Health and Social Care
Facilitating Change in Health and Social Care
Managing Quality in Health and Social Care
Health Promotion
Research Project

* The units can vary, depending on the optional modules which your institution will choose for the course structure.

Assessment

Assessment is based on assignments, typically one assignment per unit. These assignments will vary and include a mix of formal reports, presentations and practical tasks, but there will be no formal exams.  You won’t have to write any exams during your HND; instead you will focus on gaining practical, applicable skills through real-world case studies and group and individual assignments.  Learners are assessed using a variety of methods, including group work, tutorials, lectures, seminars presentations, role play and case study analyses, written assignments. All units will be individually graded as ‘passes, ‘merit’ or ‘distinction’. To achieve a full qualification you must pass all 8 units to achieve the higher certificate and all 16 units to achieve the higher diploma.

Progression

The majority of students graduating from this course progress to a one year top-up degree at university in a related field. There are optional university higher education courses in fields such as Nursing, Social Work, Teaching Psychology, Sociology, Health Studies, Social Policy, or Health Care Management. Alternatively, you could take up employment with a Health or Social care related organisation.

Self-Funding

The Tuition Fee of the course will vary depending on the institution you wish to study in, as well as your status in the UK. The course is available for UK/EU and International Students as well. Please contact us to find out the tuition fee for a specific course you’d like to know about.

Government Funds – Student Finance England

If you are an UK/EU citizen or living in the UK on Indefinite stay, you can receive support from the government via Student Loan Company to cover tuition fees and some living costs while studying, depending on your circumstances. Tuition fee loans, to cover the full cost of your course, are paid directly to the course provider. Maintenance loans can be applied for at the same time, lending you money at the start of each term. You won’t have to pay back the loan until after your course, when you’re earning above a certain level.  Students can still apply for grants if they’re eligible for certain benefits, disabled, or need help with childcare costs.

HND Graphic Design

HND Graphic Design course will provide you with an opportunity to work in the graphics industry sector. This programme will help you to develop the knowledge, understanding and methods required by todays graphic designers. It is a great blend of theory and practice and aims to produce designers capable of confidently solving a breadth of visual design problems. The aim of the HND Graphic Design is to enable you to develop conceptual, cultural, creative and practical skills and to encourage flexibility, knowledge, skills and motivation as a basis for future studies and career development.

The HND Graphic Design will enable you to develop your creative ability and technical graphic skills, allowing you to determine the career path you wish to take. The course is delivered via a combination of practical workshops, lectures, one-to-one tutorials and field trips to galleries and museums. You will engage in creating your own portfolio and will have the choice to specialise within a discipline of your choice, such as illustration, digital media, advertising or typography. You will study a range of practical subjects, including graphics software, photography and video.  The qualification prepares learners for employment in the design sector and will be suitable for learners who have already decided that they wish to enter this area of work. HND in Graphic Design will allow you progression into or within employment in the design sector, either directly on achievement of the award or following further study to degree level.

This course enables further development and exploration of your studies to HND level. You will build on your prior learning to explore advanced typography along with design projects based around: corporate identity and advertising (for print and screen). Live/competition work is a major part of the programme. The course culminates in a negotiated final major project and exhibition.

A large part of the course will stretch you in terms of cultural understanding and the interpretation of it in contemporary and historical design and although this course will give you a vocational training that will ready you for industry, it will also act as a tool to open your mind, make new associations in your environment and will make you begin to question the depth and originality of responses.

Course Length:  2 years;
Start dates:  February / July / October;

The course is aimed at students wanting to develop a career in various strands of the Graphic Design industry such as magazine design, publishing, branding and design agencies, art direction and advertising, website design, work in the television and film industries, founding their own design studio, further study and research. Our students also develop skills that can enable them to develop careers in a wide range of related industries such as Arts Administration, Education, Media Practice and research and much more.

  • Minimum Age: 18 years old;
  • Applicants are required to submit proof of prior certificated learning (e.g. Secondary School Diploma/Baccalaureate/Level 3 qualification) or relevant work experience;
  • Applicants who do not have English as their first language will be required to demonstrate an approved level of proficiency in the use of the English language;
  • An interview with the college is compulsory prior student registration.
  • Applicants must bring their original certificates when coming for registration;

Year 1

  • Visual Communication in Art and Design
  • Ideas Generation and Development in Art and Design
  • Contextual and Cultural Referencing in Art and Design
  • Professional Practice in Art and Design
  • Ideas in Context
  • Typographic Skills
  • Corporate Identity in Graphic Design
  • Drawing Techniques and Processes in Art and Design

Year 2

  • Project Design, Implementation and Evaluation
  • Products, Marketing and Advertising Media
  • Art Direction for Advertising
  • Copywriting for Advertising
  • Advanced Typographic Design
  • Packaging in Graphic Design
  • Interactive Media Web Authoring
  • Animation Techniques for Interactivity in Art and Design

* The units can vary, depending on the optional modules which your institution will choose for the course structure.

Assessment

On this course you will develop thorough grounding in the key knowledge, understanding and practical skills required for a career in graphic design. The strong emphasis throughout the course is on creativity and practical work. You will be challenged to experiment with advanced projects in art and design in an imaginative and considered way. You will work with both given and self-defined briefs to create a portfolio of art and design work. You will be given an opportunity to explore different areas of graphic design, such as, digital imaging, corporate design, and contextual referencing, typography and idea generation techniques. You will also develop a critical awareness of the historical and professional issues relevant to graphic design practice. You will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars and practical laboratory sessions. You will be working in teams to simulate industry practice and further enhance your transferable skills. You will be assessed through individual and group projects, visual and oral presentations and written assignments.

Progression

On successful completion of the Level 5 HND, students will have the opportunity to apply to study for a full degree at many universities in the UK. This course is for anyone interested in developing their design skills to a professional level and preparing their portfolio for industry or continuing their education with a top-up third year on an appropriate BA (hons) course (e.g. graphic design, illustration, animation, web design/interactive design, advertising, games design etc.).

Self-Funding

The Tuition Fee of the course will vary depending on the institution you wish to study in, as well as your status in the UK. The course is available for UK/EU and International Students as well. Please contact us to find out the tuition fee for a specific course you’d like to know about.

Government Funds – Student Finance England

If you are an UK/EU citizen or living in the UK on Indefinite stay, you can receive support from the government via Student Loan Company to cover tuition fees and some living costs while studying, depending on your circumstances. Tuition fee loans, to cover the full cost of your course, are paid directly to the course provider. Maintenance loans can be applied for at the same time, lending you money at the start of each term. You won’t have to pay back the loan until after your course, when you’re earning above a certain level.  Students can still apply for grants if they’re eligible for certain benefits, disabled, or need help with childcare costs.

HND Web Design

HND Web Design | This module describes how to create web pages using different techniques, such as xHTML, CSS, JavaScript and use of the Adobe software Dreamweaver. The complete module is hands-on based. A practical web design project at the end of the module will ensure that you go through website creation process by planning, creating structure, coding, using different web design software, buying you website a domain name, hosting and uploading website to a live server.

The Internet, web, and social media are vital to all our personal and business lives. Organisations of every size are increasingly focussing on their online presence, which has become the brand and first contact for many of their customers. Web technology reaches far beyond this, though, to support communications with partners, suppliers, governmental agencies, employees, potential employees, the list goes on.

This massive growth means that there is great demand for people with the expertise to craft robust, reliable, easy to use web systems that support success for their organisations. You could be part of this exciting industry, equipped with the skills and knowledge from this course.

Implementing successful web applications requires the planning, development and management of an extensive range of media design and technical solutions, therefore you will have the opportunity to work collaboratively to develop your project management skills and improve your technical web development skills whilst being supported by skilled and experienced mentors.

The HND Web Design course is designed to keep up with the rapid pace of the creative sector, developing not only your skills and knowledge, but giving you room to specialise in what interests you. This course provides an understanding of the principles of different areas of digital graphic design industry and theories and strategies used in contemporary digital media, boosting the learner confidence in understanding the industry and helping to develop their eye for design and successful marketing and promotion tactics it.

This HND Web Design course also provides a strong understanding of the principals of creating or maintaining website for yourself or for others. This module also helps business owners to get more control and insight into their website. This module is designed for complete beginners of web design. No previous coding background is required.

Course Length:  2 years;
Start dates:  February / July / October;

A range of skills is supported by this provision and graduates will be well positioned for a variety of careers. Roles can be pursued in the areas of web development, website management, usability evaluation, test engineer, support or management of web based systems, new developments and projects.

  • Minimum Age: 18 years old;
  • Applicants are required to submit proof of prior certificated learning (e.g. Secondary School Diploma/Baccalaureate/Level 3 qualification) or relevant work experience;
  • Applicants who do not have English as their first language will be required to demonstrate an approved level of proficiency in the use of the English language;
  • An interview with the college is compulsory prior student registration.
  • Applicants must bring their original certificates when coming for registration

Year 1

  • Digital Footprint
  • Databases
  • Problem Solving & Programming
  • Software Engineering
  • Web Development
  • Computer Systems
  • Digital Footprint
  • Web Programming
  • System Design

 

Year 2

  • Digital Marketing
  • Web Application Development
  • Database Application
  • Java Programming
  • Creative Design for the Web
  • Quality and User-Centred Systems
  • Website Design
  • Website Management

* The units can vary, depending on the optional modules which your institution will choose for the course structure.

Assessment

Assessment is based on assignments, typically one assignment per unit. These assignments will vary and include a mix of formal reports, presentations and practical tasks, but there will be no formal exams.  You won’t have to write any exams during your HND; instead you will focus on gaining practical, applicable skills through real-world case studies and group and individual assignments.  Learners are assessed using a variety of methods, including group work, tutorials, lectures, seminars presentations, role play and case study analyses, written assignments. All units will be individually graded as ‘passes, ‘merit’ or ‘distinction’. To achieve a full qualification you must pass all 8 units to achieve the higher certificate and all 16 units to achieve the higher diploma.

Progression

Successful completion of the HND Computing Web Design will allow entry on to the third year at the university through a Top Up programme and choose from a wide range of BA/BSc (Hons) Computing degrees.

Self-Funding

The Tuition Fee of the course will vary depending on the institution you wish to study in, as well as your status in the UK. The course is available for UK/EU and International Students as well. Please contact us to find out the tuition fee for a specific course you’d like to know about.

Government Funds – Student Finance England

This programme has been designated by the UK government for Student Finance, which means that UK/EU students may apply for Student Loans. If you are a UK or EU undergraduate student, you can apply for funding from the government. You do not have to pay your tuition fees up front if this is your first degree – you can get a tuition fee loan to cover your full course fees. You may be eligible for maintenance loan and some extra support as well, depends on your circumstances. You only start to pay back your student loan after you finish studying and are earning over £25,000 a year.

HND Public Services

The Public Services course is structured to meet the needs of students wishing to pursue a career in Public and Emergency services. 

It will help you to improve your skills and understanding of the sector, you’ll learn how to identify and solve public service-related issues, as well as how to use communication and information technology effectively.

Furthermore, you’ll expand your knowledge in terms of major incidents, human psychology and sociology, criminology health and safety and your own personal efficiency during certain situations where public services are employed. 

This course will offer you both the theoretical knowledge needed to understand the decision-making process and practical skills required in Public Services sector, as well as offering a particular focus on all units of the sector, so it would be easier for you to choose your career pathway after graduation.

At the same time, this course will help you expand critical skills such as time management, teamwork, communication, self-motivation and develop an understanding of the sensitivity openness required to work with certain groups of people.

Course Length:  2 years;
Start dates:  February / July / October;

  • Civil servant
  • Armed Forces Commissioned Officer
  • Project manager
  • Community support worker
  • Events manager
  • Political parties Election campaigner
  • Political parties’ analyst
  • Political parties’ adviser
  • HNS emergency planner
  • Charities administrator/manager
  • Minimum age: 18 years old
  • Applicants are required to submit proof of the highest qualification obtained (e.g., Secondary School diploma/Baccalaureate/Level 3 Diploma) or relevant work experience
  • Overseas learners must demonstrate an approved level of proficiency in the use of English language
  • Applicants must attend an interview with a member of the admission team
  • Applicants must bring the original certificates at the moment of registration

Year 1:

  • Organisational structure and culture
  • Mental Health
  • Equality and diversity
  • Public services in contemporary society
  • Integrated emergency management
  • Law and legal systems
  • Third sector and public services
  • Psychology of behaviour

 

      Year 2:

  • Research project
  • Reflective professional practice
  • Youth offending
  • Contemporary Sociological Issues
  • Offender management

*Modules may vary depending on the chosen institution.

Assessment.

The assessment is based on assignments, typically one assignment per unit. These assignments will vary and include a mix of formal reports, presentations and practical tasks.  

You won’t have to write any exams during your HND, instead you will focus on gaining practical, applicable skills through real-world case studies and group and individual assignments.  

Learners are assessed using a variety of methods, including group work, tutorials, lectures, seminars, presentations, essays, role play and case study analyses. All units will be individually graded as ‘pass, ‘merit’ or ‘distinction’. 

You must pass all 8 units to achieve a higher certificate and all 16 units to achieve a higher diploma.

Progression.

After completion you can progress to the 3rd year at university and apply for a Top-Up course such as BA/BSc (Hons) in Public Services, Criminology, Policing, Uniformed and Public Services, Public Services and the Community, Applied Social Science.

Student Loans available.

Self-Funding

The Tuition Fee of the course may vary depending on the institution you have chosen, as well as your status in the UK. The course is available for UK/EU and International Students as well. 

Please contact us to find out the tuition fee for a specific course you’d like to know about.

Government Funds – Student Finance England

If you are an UK/EU citizen or living in the UK on Indefinite stay, you can receive support from the government via Student Loan Company to cover tuition fees and some living costs while studying, depending on your circumstances. 

Tuition fee loans, which cover the full cost of your course, are paid directly to the course provider. 

You can apply for a Maintenance loan at the same time, which will help you cover some of your expenses. This loan will be paid directly into your bank account at the start of each term. 

You won’t have to pay back the loan until one after your graduation, when you’ll earn over a threshold set by Student Loan.  

Students can also apply for other grants subject to availability and eligibility, such as grants for disability, or for childcare costs.

HND Civil Engineering

Created specifically for students interested in the civil engineering and construction sector, Construction and Built Environment (Civil Engineering) course will develop you as a professional and self-reflecting individual able to meet all the requirements within the sector. 

The BTEC Higher National Diploma in Construction and Built Environment (Civil Engineering) will help you develop strong communication skills in order to manage projects, on-site teams and client requirements. 

The objectives of the course are as follows: 

  • To prepare you for the global building environment with the skills, knowledge and judgement necessary to accomplish high performance in the built environment sector.
  • To equip you with the education and training fundamental for careers such as civil engineering, building services engineering, construction management, architectural technology, etc.
  • To offer you the education and expertise of the way technologies are shaping the construction and building sectors and make sure you will be ready to work with these technologies.
  • To provide you with the opportunity of addressing environmental issues, with a focus on sustainability and recognising the crucial role that the building environment plays on approaching this matter.

The range of skills acquired during the study years will be most relevant to construction technology, construction practice, construction management and legal responsibilities in construction. 

Course Length:  2 years;
Start dates: September;

  • Civil engineer
  • Chartered engineer
  • Building services engineer
  • Quantity surveying engineer
  • Construction manager
  • Architectural technology engineer
  • Minimum age: 18 years old
  • Applicants are required to submit proof of the highest qualification obtained (e.g., Secondary School diploma/Baccalaureate/Level 3 Diploma) or relevant work experience
  • Overseas learners must demonstrate an approved level of proficiency in the use of English language
  • Applicants must attend an interview with a member of the admission team
  • Applicants must bring the original certificates at the moment of registration

Year 1:

  • Construction technology
  • Science and materials
  • Mathematics for construction
  • Principles of structural design
  • Individual project
  • Construction practice and management
  • Construction information (Drawing)
  • Civil engineering technology

 

Year 2:

  • Geotechnics and soil mechanics
  • Further mathematics for construction
  • Advanced structural design
  • Group project
  • Alternative methods for construction
  • Personal and professional development
  • Hydraulics

*Modules may vary depending on the chosen institution.

 

Assessment

The assessment is based on assignments, typically one assignment per unit. These assignments will vary and include a mix of formal reports, presentations and practical tasks.  

You won’t have to write any exams during your HND, instead you will focus on gaining practical, applicable skills through real-world case studies and group and individual assignments.  

Learners are assessed using a variety of methods, including group work, tutorials, lectures, seminars, presentations, essays, role play and case study analyses. All units will be individually graded as ‘pass, ‘merit’ or ‘distinction’. 

You must pass all 8 units to achieve a higher certificate and all 16 units to achieve a higher diploma.

Progression

After completion you can progress to the 3rd year at university and apply for a Top-Up course such as BA/BSc (Hons) Top-up degree in Engineering – Civil.

Student Loans available.

Self-Funding

The Tuition Fee of the course may vary depending on the institution you have chosen, as well as your status in the UK. The course is available for UK/EU and International Students as well. 

Please contact us to find out the tuition fee for a specific course you’d like to know about.

 

Government Funds – Student Finance England

If you are an UK/EU citizen or living in the UK on Indefinite stay, you can receive support from the government via Student Loan Company to cover tuition fees and some living costs while studying, depending on your circumstances. 

Tuition fee loan, which is covering the full cost of your course, will be paid directly to the course provider. 

You can apply for a Maintenance loan at the same time, which will help you cover some of your expenses. This loan will be paid directly into your bank account at the start of each term. 

You won’t have to pay back the loans until one year after your graduation, when you’ll earn over a threshold set by Student Loan.  

Students can also apply for other grants subject to availability and eligibility, such as grants for disability, or for childcare costs.

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