“Thank you for your interest in the Health and Social Department! Whatever the status of your application, I hope the following information will help prepare you for future studies in Social and Community Work, maybe even help persuade you that Bury College University Centre is the place for you. We are so excited to get our students out into industry.”

Andrea Plimmer - Assistant Director of Health and Social Care


Why choose university studies?

For those still thinking about their options, our current students have provided some reasons why they chose to pursue a university education:

  • Better earning potential
  • Flexible learning to fit around you
  • Greater opportunities to broaden your skills, knowledge to take into future employment
  • Develop transferable skills you can use in your future career
  • Meet new friends, new lecturers, and new people who are interested in the same industries you are


Modules and course information

The Social and Community Work HNC is ideal for those who want to work within the social and community work sector. The course will build on your existing knowledge and experience of culturally diverse organisations, cross-cultural issues, and diversity and values.

Modules you may study include:

  • Law, Policy and Ethical Practice in Health and Social Care
  • Demonstrating Professional Principles and Values in Health and Social Care Practice
  • Supporting the Individual Journey through Integrated Health and Social Care
  • Fundamentals of Evidence-based Practice (Pearson-set Project)


How you will be assessed

As part of the course, you will be assessed through numerous ways that may include:

  • Written reports
  • Essays
  • Presentations
  • Work-based assessments

Assessments will be awarded with either a pass, a merit, or a distinction


Career opportunities

Your qualification may lead to roles such as:

  • Family support work roles
  • Resource officer
  • Personal assistant roles
  • Community development work
  • Public health and community support work
  • Care planning roles
  • Advocacy
  • Social services supervisory or lower management roles
  • Counselling
  • Rehabilitation support roles


Get in contact

Our friendly staff are happy to answer any questions you may have about your course or the University Centre. We can also put you in contact with your course tutor for a chat. Please email victoria.rowcroft@burycollege.ac.uk with any queries.