Cornwall College

HNC Health and Community Studies

Small study groups. An open door policy from our tutors. All the one-to-one support you need. Get involved with courses designed in conjunction with employers and delivered by industry professionals. Work on live projects and start your career before you even graduate. It’s why 9 out of 10 of the 2,000 learners who study with us every year go on to the career of their choice. 

Course details

  • Year 1
  • Core modules
    • CORC1013C Personal and Employability Skills Development

      This module is designed to equip students with the necessary knowledge and skills to develop themselves in terms of their personal and employability skills.

    Optional modules
    • HCE109 Legal Aspects of Health, Social Care and Education

      This module offers students an understanding of the legal framework within which providers of services operate. It provides an Introduction to the law and legal processes, which impact upon the delivery of the services. It will provide students with increased knowledge of, and awareness of legal processes as they impact on their own practice.

    • CORC1056 Social Enterprise and Social Entrepreneurship

      This module provides students with an introduction to social enterprise and social entrepreneurship.

    • CORC1053 Professional Practice: Skills for Health and Social Care

  • Final year
  • Core modules
    • HCE103 Values and Ethics

    • CORC191 Sociological Perspectives

      This module introduces you to the major competing sociological theories and encourages you to develop a critical evaluation of them. The module will help you to gain an awareness of social influences such as the family, gender, class, and ethnic groupings along with a consideration of poverty and social exclusion, as well as developing an understanding of current possible solutions to social problems.

    • CORC112 Psychological Perspective of Development

      This module looks at how the individual develops and grows. It introduces you to the various influences which shape growth and development, and psychological aspects. It will also show you the main theoretical explanations which seek to explain human growth and development.

The modules shown for this course are those currently being studied by our students, or are proposed new modules. Please note that programme structures and individual modules are subject to amendment from time to time as part of the University’s curriculum enrichment programme and in line with changes in the University’s policies and requirements.

Fees, costs and funding

As this course is delivered by one of our partner colleges, please contact the college directly for information on fees and funding.

How to apply

For further information and to apply to this course, please contact the college's admissions team directly using the contact details below. 

Progression routes

Completing this course enables you to progress onto these related courses and programmes with Plymouth University at level 5 or level 6, as specifically defined by this programme’s progression agreement.

*Your progression route application must be submitted by 28th November 2016.

Our partnership with Cornwall College

Plymouth University has developed partnerships with institutions around the world with the sole purpose of making higher education more accessible to those people who need something just a little different.

Our Academic Partnerships enable students to enrol for a degree at a college closer to home, or engage in distance learning – even when they’re in the middle of the ocean. They are there for those people looking to return to education, or enhance their professional development. Full- or part-time; foundation degree to masters-level – we cater for a huge variety of needs and aspirations.

Many of our partners offer specialist degrees, unique facilities, and smaller class sizes at a competitive price. And as a student of two institutions, you get the best of both worlds; a supportive learning environment as part of a close-knit community, and a university-level qualification awarded by Plymouth University. You’ll enjoy not only the facilities and services your college provides, but also all of the additional support and resources you need from us, and you’ll automatically become a member of our Students’ Union, too.

We are continuing to grow the number of partner institutions and expand our academic community to new locations around the UK and overseas. Why not visit the Academic Partners page on our website for a full list of partners and for more details on studying with us?

One of our partners delivers this particular course – so please visit their website for full course details, entry requirements, tuition fees and information on what student life is like there. 

Studying with Cornwall College

Looking to study a specialist subject at university level? Want to do it in one of the most beautiful places in the world? Our wide range of courses gives you the chance to pick up the skills and experience you’ll need for your chosen profession.

Find out more about studying at Cornwall College