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HNC Care and Administrative Practice SCQF level 7

HNC Care and Administrative Practice SCQF level 7

Higher National qualifications provide practical skills and theoretical knowledge that meet the needs of employers. The HNC in Care and Administrative Practice (SCQF level 7) develops knowledge and skills as a senior health care support worker in both clinical and non-clinical settings.

This qualification covers areas such as: Essential Skills for Care Practice, Safe Working Practice for Care, Individual Pathways in Health and Social Care, Principles of Professional Practice, Sociology for Care practice, Therapeutic Relationships: Understanding Behaviour, as well as Understanding Personal and Professional Development and Care and Administrative Practice.

This qualification is available through colleges and training providers. Typically, an HNC takes one year to complete.

How to assess

Each individual unit specification gives detailed information on the evidence requirements and approaches to assessment for each unit.

Ongoing course assessment will apply. 

Deliver this qualification

Centres with devolved authority for approval should use their own internal approval process.

Centres without devolved authority require to come forward for approval and should contact SQA’s Business Development Team for guidance.

Assessors and verifiers must be able to meet SQA’s general requirements for technical/occupational competence as outlined in the Systems and Qualification Approval Guide.

Resources

HNC Care and Administrative Practice

Group award code: GC9A 15

HND Care and Administrative Practice

Group award code: GD0A 16

This group award has been replaced and has entered into its lapsing period.

The finishing date for this qualification is 31/07/2018.

Centres should note that when a group award is entered into its lapsing period, the following will apply:

  • The group award will be deleted from the relevant catalogue.
  • The group award arrangements document will remain until the qualification reaches its finish date at which point it will be removed from SQA’s website and archived.
  • No new centres may be approved to offer the group award.
  • Centres should only enter candidates whom they expect to complete the group award during the defined lapsing period of 3 years (HNC) and 4 years (HND).
Title: HNC/HND Care and Administrative Practice
Code: GC9A 15 and GD0A 16
Date: Version 07 (November 2016)
Download: HNC/HND Care and Administrative Practice Arrangements Document (710 KB)

Where can you take this course?

Centre Support

Why study this qualification

The HNC SCQF level 7 is suitable for a wide range of candidates including:

  • school leavers
  • adult returners to education
  • individuals in employment who wish to enhance their career prospects

Access

As with all SQA qualifications, entry is at the discretion of the centre. Examples of formal entry qualifications include:

  • appropriate groupings of National units
  • any two National Qualifications at Higher together with three Standard Grade passes at 3 or above or 3 National 5 passes
  • an SVQ at Level 2 or 3 in a relevant area
  • relevant work experience

Different combinations of relevant National Qualifications, vocational qualifications and equivalent qualifications from other awarding bodies may also be acceptable.

Employment and progression

Progression to other qualifications and career opportunities will differ depending on the route candidates choose. Full details can be found in SQA’s group award specification for this award.

HNCs can provide progression to degree-level study. For example, the HNC in Care and Administrative Practice clinical route allows direct entry into the second year of Nursing at Glasgow Caledonian University.

In terms of the non-clinical route there has been discussion on the following articulation pathway on completion of the HNC year 1 with 120 credit points at SCQF level 7: BA Integrated Public Services yr 2 University of the West of Scotland.

Higher National qualifications also provide the knowledge and understanding required for related Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQs). For example SVQ 3 Social Services and Healthcare, SVQ 3 Healthcare Support Clinical, Non- Clinical.

 

Student resources

HNC Care and Administrative Practice

Group award code: GC9A 15

HND Care and Administrative Practice

Group award code: GD0A 16

This group award has been replaced and has entered into its lapsing period.

The finishing date for this qualification is 31/07/2018.

Centres should note that when a group award is entered into its lapsing period, the following will apply:

  • The group award will be deleted from the relevant catalogue.
  • The group award arrangements document will remain until the qualification reaches its finish date at which point it will be removed from SQA’s website and archived.
  • No new centres may be approved to offer the group award.
  • Centres should only enter candidates whom they expect to complete the group award during the defined lapsing period of 3 years (HNC) and 4 years (HND).
Title: HNC/HND Care and Administrative Practice
Code: GC9A 15 and GD0A 16
Date: Version 07 (November 2016)
Download: HNC/HND Care and Administrative Practice Arrangements Document (710 KB)