HNC Working with Communities

HNC Working with Communities

The HNC Working with Communities is aimed at practitioners, or people intending to work in community-based settings.

The HNC is suitable for candidates who have considerable experience of community work, but require more knowledge and understanding to do the job more confidently. This qualification is also suitable for less experienced candidates who will gain more practical experience on an ongoing basis.

Achieving the HNC in Working with Communities gives candidates the recognition and knowledge of the principles of community learning and development.

Why deliver this qualification

The HNC Working with Communities offers a range of benefits:

  • skills, knowledge and capabilities needed for employment
  • practical experience
  • progression to higher education
  • enhanced career prospects
  • achievement is certified and nationally recognised

Who does this qualification suit

The HNC Working with Communities is aimed at practitioners, or people intending to work in community-based settings, at pre-qualifying level. The qualification is suitable for those working or hoping to work in the following areas:

  • Community Work Assistants
  • Youth Workers
  • Community Project workers, and community activists in the statutory and voluntary sector.

Progression

Candidates may use the HNC to gain a first step on the career ladder in Community Learning and Development. Others may decide to use it as broad-based evidence to assist in their entry to related professions such as Nursing and Teaching.

The HNC can allow entry to Degree programmes. It should be noted, however, that this is not automatic and will normally be subject to successful interview.

Approval

Centres with devolved authority are eligible to seek approval through their own internal approval process. Centres without devolved approval status should complete and submit a Qualifications Approval Application Form (formerly called SA1) to request approval to deliver the Group Awards.

Centres who wish to become a SQA Approved Centre should contact the Business Development Team for guidance on completing the combined CA1/SA1 form.

Assessors and verifiers must be able to meet SQA’s general requirements for technical/occupational competence

How to assess

Assessment exemplars for the mandatory Units have been developed, and are published on the secure section of the SQA website, centres are however free to develop their own assessments.

Examples of evidence may include:

  • essays
  • case studies
  • observation of candidates
  • reflective reports
  • short answer questions

In some Units it is written into the specification that the Unit can be assessed holistically thus reducing the assessment load. At all times, integration of assessment within Units and across Units is encouraged.

Where can you take this course?

Group Award Specifications

Assessment Exemplars

LOGO: Europe and Scotland.


Title: Community Learning & Development: Accountability for and Management of Resources
Unit Code: DK13 34
Publication: CB2654/3
Edition: Version 3, December 2010
Downloads: Community Learning & Development: Accountability for and Management of Resources Exemplar

Title: Community Learning & Development: Group Work
Unit Code: F8L1 34
Publication: F8L1 34/AEX001
Edition: Version 1, December 2010
Downloads: Community Learning & Development: Group Work Exemplar

Title: Community Learning and Development: Learning Approaches
Unit Code: DK17 34
Publication: CB2238/3
Edition: Version 3, December 2010
Downloads: Community Learning and Development: Learning Approaches Exemplar

Title: Community Learning and Development: Preparing to Work With Community Groups
Unit Code: DK19 34
Publication: CB2228/2
Edition: Version 2, May 2008
Downloads: Community Learning and Development: Preparing to Work with Community Groups Exemplar

Title: Community Learning and Development: Principles and Practice
Unit Code: DK1C 34
Publication: CB2227/3
Edition: Version 3, December 2010
Downloads: Community Learning and Development: Principles and Practice Exemplar

Title: Community Learning and Development: Promoting Health in the Community
Unit Code: DK1F 35
Publication: CB2237
Edition: Edition 1 - April 2005
Downloads: Community Learning and Development: Promoting Health in the Community Exemplar

Title: Community Learning and Development: Social Science Approaches
Unit Code: DK1G 35
Publication: CB2229
Edition: Edition 1 - January 2005
Downloads: Community Learning and Development: Social Sciences Approaches Exemplar

Title: Community Learning and Development: Workplace Practice
Unit Code: DK1K 34
Publication: CB2638/2
Edition: Edition 2 - August 2006
Downloads: Community Learning and Development: Workplace Practice Exemplar

Title: Working With Communities: Graded Unit 1
Unit Code: DK16 34
Publication: CB2230/2
Edition: Edition 2 - September 2009
Downloads: Working With Communities: Graded Unit 1 Exemplar

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Business Development & Customer Support Team
Scottish Qualifications Authority
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Telephone: 0303 333 0330
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