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This course is designed for 19+ adults.

In the Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma (HND) in Healthcare Practice course you will develop the professional Healthcare Sector skills and knowledge needed to meet the demands of employers and to adapt to a constantly changing healthcare environment.

This is a 2-year course.

* This course will run from October 2022, subject to validation.

Year one of this course is the equivalent to an HNC, covering the Level 4 modules needed to work towards the HND.

On completion of the HND in Healthcare Practice, learners can seek employment in the Healthcare Sector, for example as:

  • Healthcare Assistant
  • Support Worker
  • Healthcare Administration Manager
  • Health Educator
  • Health Advisor

Or can continue their studies by completing a degree in Healthcare.

The entry requirements for this course are:

  • GCSE English and maths at grades A* (9) to C (4) or equivalent.
  • You must have a Level 3 qualification such as BTEC Level 3 Diploma, Access to HE Diploma, or A-Levels in Healthcare or a related subject.
  • Related work experience

If you have international qualifications, you must:

  • Hold the equivalent of the above Level 3 qualifications.
  • Satisfy the minimum English requirement: Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) level B2; PTE Academic 51, or IELTS 5.5 (reading and writing must be at 5.5).
  • You will be required to attend an informal interview which may include completing an assessment based on your prior qualifications.

This course consists of the following modules:

Year 1:

  • 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
  • Effective reporting and record-keeping in health and social care services
  • Anatomy and physiology for health & ill health
  • Supporting Dementia Care

Year 2:

  • Innovation and Improvement through Action Research
  • Reflective Approaches in Implementing Person-centred Practice
  • Supporting Individuals through Significant Life Events
  • Supporting Team and Partnership Working Across Health and Social Care Services
  • Holistic Approaches to Health Promotion
  • Managing Quality in Care Environments
  • Team and Individual Leadership: Mentoring and Coaching Others

You will be assessed via:

  • Practical assessments
  • Data analysis
  • Case studies
  • Examinations
  • Both open and closed book
  • Reflective activities
  • Written reports
  • Presentations
  • Work Placements

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