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New healthcare qualifiaction, the Pearson Higher National Certificate (HNC) Healthcare Practice for England

In the current climate, we are pleased to introduce a new healthcare qualifiaction, the Pearson Higher National Certificate (HNC) Healthcare Practice for England. This is a Level 4 qualification starting at the Yeovil College University Centre from September 2020. We will be offering 2 pathways; Integrated Health and Social Care or Healthcare and Nursing Assistant Practice. Both pathways will lead on to a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Healthcare Practice for England, starting a year later and thus providing clear progression for the students.

We boast a state-of-the-art health care clinical skills suite and this programme will be taught by a range of healthcare professionals including nurses, midwives and social workers. The Edge Foundation who provided us with the grant to fund our healthcare suite had this to say:

“Yeovil College are at the forefront of an exciting initiative to support the development and training of future health and social care workers. Supported by a grant from the Edge Foundation, Yeovil College has created a fully functioning healthcare suite in the footprint of two traditional classrooms. A wide range of students are now utilising this innovative resource, from Level 2 and Level 3 Health & Social Care studies to Level 5 Assistant Practitioners – in collaboration with Yeovil District Hospital. This relationship has enabled the college to recruit current registered practitioners on to their teaching staff and also to use the hospital to provide real work experience to their students.

The fully kitted out suite enables the college to deliver scenario based practical learning, allowing students to develop not only the technical skills needed for a career in health and social care, but also the essential employment skills like teamwork, communication and problem solving. 

The Healthcare Suite is not only used for the college’s own students but also to host school visits to raise awareness of the huge range of health and social care careers available.”

For more information about the programme contact Samantha Milne – Samantha.Milne@yeovil.ac.uk

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