HNC Health & Community Studies

For 2018 start

Cornwall College Rosewarne LEVEL: 4 Social Care & Health

This programme is designed for individuals wishing to study health and social care in the community. It is for one year at Level 4 and is the first year of a foundation or honours degree.

The modules studied include Sociological Perspectives, Professional Practice, Personal & Employability Skills Development, Psychological Perspectives of Development, Values & Ethics and Keeping Children, Young People & Adults at Risk Safe.

You will be given the opportunity to enhance your knowledge base as the emphasis is on supporting future careers in the health and social care field and for further study.

The programme provides a wide range of teaching styles, assessment and work-related learning. Assessment is through assignments and presentations.

As part of your study you will be expected to undertake a minimum of 60 hours workrelated learning in a voluntary or paid capacity. This should be in a health and social care environment. You will need to have a current Disclosure and Barring Service check in order to undertake this work.

The programme is over two days a week for one academic year.

Possible Progression (subject to availability)

– BSc (Hons) Health, Community & Social Sciences final two years at Duchy Rosewarne

Possible Careers

– Care Home Manager

– Community Health Worker

– Mental Health Worker

– Housing Support Worker


Key Facts

  • UCAS Code: 5J2G
  • Institution codes: CORN C78
  • Awarded by: Cornwall College & Plymouth University
Entry Requirements

48 UCAS points from AS and A-Levels (at least 32 points must be at A2-level) or relevant level 3 qualification, ie BTEC National Diploma / BTEC Extended Diploma - PPP Grades required (specific unit grades may be requested). Access to HE Diplomas in a relevant subject - 45 credits at level 3 (specific unit grades may be requested). Plus GCSEs at grade C/grade 4 or above in English Language and Mathematics: alternatives at Level 2 may be considered. Mature applicants with relevant experience but without the stated qualifications will be considered individually and are encouraged to apply.

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Course Documents

HNC Health Community Studies Handbook 2018-19


Indicative Module Year 1

  • Personal and Employability Skills
  • Professional Practice
  • Sociological Perspectives
  • Psychology Perspectives of Development
  • Values and Ethics
  • Keeping Children, Young People & Adults at Risk Safe

Optional modules

  • Social Enterprise & Social Entrepreneurship
  • Professional Practice: Skills for Health & Social Care
  • Legal Aspects of Health, Social Care & Education
  • Keeping Children, Young People & Adults at Risk Safe


*Modules are subject to change and availability



HNC Health & Community Studies

Start Date

September 2019




1 year full-time

HNC Health & Community Studies

Start Date

September 2019




2 years part-time

*Courses listed on this website are indicative of the subject, nature and level of study. The college reserves the right to alter specific qualifications titles, awarding bodies and levels of qualification, which can change in year. Any cost may also vary, based on personal funding eligibility.

Careers advice available

If you are considering an undergraduate programme with us, you may wish to access our free Careers and Employability advice service. This gives you the opportunity to talk with an advisor about career options before, during and after your study with us. To make an appointment, please e-mail: H.E.Advice@cornwall.ac.uk

If you come into the International category (non EU*) and Channel Island (inc. Isle of Man) the tuition fee may vary – click here for full fee information