The HNC and HND in Care and Administrative Practice are appropriate for people who are interested in a career in healthcare or administration.
The HNC Care and Administrative Practice is predominantly skills-focused and provides a broad foundation of skills and knowledge which will prepare candidates for employment or further academic study. The new HND Care and Administrative Practice further develops the skills and knowledge necessary for those seeking positions of greater responsibility within the healthcare or administration sectors. It is also suitable for those intending further academic study.
These qualifications are available through colleges.
The HNC and HND in Care and Administrative Practice offer a variety of routes which reflect job roles and how candidates may want to progress.
The HNC/D can be delivered on a full-time, part-time, and partly open learning basis.
These qualifications are mainly aimed at those seeking employment in the NHS as a Senior Health Care Support Worker (SCQF level 7) or an Advanced Practitioner (SCQF level 8) within either a clinical or non-clinical setting. They will also appeal to those seeking to progress to related SCQF level 8 or 9 programmes in health, business or management.
While likely to be particularly attractive to younger people entering the NHS, they are also appropriate qualifications for adult returners.
Entry to the qualification is at the discretion of the centre.
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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.
Ongoing course assessment will apply. Each individual Unit specification gives detailed information on the Evidence Requirements and approaches to assessment for each Unit.
|Title:||HNC/HND Care and Administrative Practice|
|Code:||GC9A 15 and GD0A 16|
|Date:||Version 03 (January 2013)|
|Download:||HNC/HND Care and Administrative Practice Arrangements Document (542 KB)|
Group Award codes: HNC: GC9A 15 (96 SCQF credit points at SCQF level 7)
HND: GD0A 16 (240 SCQF credit points at SCQF level 8)
HNC Care and Administration Practice
There are two routes to achievement within this framework. Route 1 is for candidates wishing to progress in a healthcare practice setting. Route 2 is for candidates wishing to progress in an administrative setting. Candidates should undertake the route most appropriate to them, depending on what existing qualifications they have, if any.
HND Care and Administration Practice
There are three routes to achievement within this framework. Route 1 is for candidates wishing to progress in a general health studies setting. Route 2 is for candidates wishing to progress in an administrative setting. Route 3 is only open to those currently working in a clinical setting and is particularly appropriate for existing practitioners qualified to SCQF level 7 who wish to access specialist clinical Units to develop their skills while working towards roles at Career Framework level 4.
Please refer to the SQA Arrangements document for full details of the qualification structures, SCQF credit points and progression routes.
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