HNC Allied Health Professions: Physiotherapy Support

HNC Allied Health Professions: Physiotherapy Support

The HNC in Allied Health Professions: Physiotherapy Support at SCQF level 7 is designed to provide candidates with the knowledge and skills required to carry out the role of an Allied Health Support Worker/Assistant Practitioner. It will ensure candidates are equipped to work with patients in a variety of health care settings.

This qualification is available through colleges.

Why deliver this qualification

The HNC in Allied Health Professions: Physiotherapy Support provides candidates with the information that will enable them to develop the knowledge and skills that they require to carry out the role of an Allied Health Support Worker with patients in a variety of health care settings.

The qualification has been designed to be as flexible as possible to be able to meet the needs of a variety of employees undertaking differing working patterns or living in remote and rural locations. The HNC will be delivered through a blended learning approach. All of the Units have been developed to be delivered through a VLE with college based support.

The model for this qualification is predominately part-time distance learning with one week blocks in college occurring six times during the programme.

Who does this qualification suit

The HNC in Allied Health Professions: Physiotherapy Support has been designed primarily to support Physiotherapy Support Workers already employed in the clinical workplace and who are recommended by their employers.

Access

Entry is at the discretion of the centre but the majority of candidates for this qualification will be employed in a relevant environment as a Support Worker/Assistant Practitioner (or its equivalent). In order to meet the demands of the occupational sector, centres should be as flexible as possible with entry requirements.

Progression

Those undertaking this HNC will be currently working as Support Workers, however there may be the opportunity to advance their grade level on successful completion of the qualification.

The HNC meets the general theory prerequisites for direct entry into second year of degree courses in Physiotherapy at certain universities. Candidates would need to evidence both investigation skills and sufficient appropriate clinical experience. This is achieved through the Graded Unit and in addition the optional Unit Work Role Effectiveness. Although this unit is not part of the HNC it is anticipated that most of the learners will take it as it allows progression to HE Institutions.

Approval

Centres with devolved authority are eligible to seek approval through their own internal approval process.

Centres without devolved authority will have to come forward for approval and should contact the Business Development Team for guidance in completing the combined CA1/SA1 form.

Assessors and verifiers must be able to meet SQA's general requirements as outlined in the guide to approval.

How to assess

Throughout each of the Units, candidates are required to undertake a variety of self-assessment activities. This allows them to gauge their own progress and to reflect on their learning. Unit assessment is varied and some can be taken on-line; other assessment criteria require practical observation as well as exam conditions — in these circumstances assessment has been built into the residential weeks.

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Arrangements Documents

Title: HNC Allied Health Professions: Physiotherapy Support
Code: G95X 15
Date: November 2012
Download: HNC Allied Health Professions: Physiotherapy Support Arrangements Document (394 KB)

Group Award Specifications

Title: HNC Allied Health Professions: Physiotherapy Support
Code: G95X 15
Date: March 2010
Download: HNC Allied Health Professions: Physiotherapy Support Framework (57 KB)

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