HNC Healthcare Practice (Previously HNC Care and Administrative Practice)This course is available to staff currently employed as a Clinical Support Worker/Nursing Auxiliary within NHS Lothian. On successful completion of the HNC you will be offered direct entry into second year of the Nurse Education Programme at Edinburgh Napier University.
Venue: Edinburgh College
Full time: Over 1 year, 2 college days & 1 study day per week
Part time: Over 2 years, 1 college day and ½ day study per week
Course OverviewHNC Healthcare Practice is an innovative course designed to equip you with essential clinical knowledge and understanding. This course will prepare you for an undergraduate degree in Nursing and other health-related fields.
This course will improve both your academic, professional and employability skills and is a step towards a rewarding career in the health sector. It combines the required academic knowledge with the skills and competencies gained from a clinical placement within the care sector. This qualification is also suitable if you want to work as a Health Care Support Worker.
Please be aware there is an option for NHS Lothian staff to study for this course whilst remaining employed in their role as a Clinical Support Worker. Upon completion of the HNC staff can assimilate into year 2 of the BN Nursing programme at Edinburgh Napier University. This endorsed option is a result of collaboration between NHS Lothian, Edinburgh College and Edinburgh Napier University and is only available to employees of NHS Lothian.
If you are not currently an NHS Lothian employee or do not meet the entry criteria you can still apply to study full time for the HNC in Healthcare Practice at Edinburgh College. However please note that this HNC will enable you to apply for the 1st year of a university healthcare degree programme. More information on the full time course at Edinburgh College can be found below.
What You Will Learn
- Clinical Skills for Care Practitioner
- Professional Standards for Care Practitioners
- Safe Working Practice
- The Human Body in Health and Illness
- Sociology and Health in Scotland
- Therapeutic Relationships
- Core and academic skills
Further information regarding placement information, entry requirements, English proficiency requirements, how the course is assessed, progression and articulation routes, career opportunities, course cost and funding options and course delivery please visit the Edinburgh College website.
The full-time course fees are paid for by the Student Awards Agency for Scotland. The part-time course fees are paid for by the Scottish Government. The Scottish Government pays for the part-replacement costs to your workplace. On successful completion of the HNC, you will enter Year 2 of the Pre-registration Nursing Programme at Edinburgh Napier University.
- The applicant must have been in employment with NHS Lothian as a Clinical Support Worker/Healthcare Assistant for a minimum period of one year prior to the application closing date.
How to Apply
To obtain an application pack or for any further information please the HNC team on: HNC.Team@nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk