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This course is designed for 19+ adults.

In the  Pearson BTEC Level 4 Higher National Diploma 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 course will run for 1 Year.

*Course subject to validation

This course will lead to:

On completion of the Higher National Certificate 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

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:

  • 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)
  • Effective reporting and record-keeping in health and social care services
  • Anatomy and physiology for health & ill health
  • Supporting individuals with specific needs

You will be assessed via:

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

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