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HNC – HND Healthcare Practice for England (Integrated Health and Social Care)

Social Care Training CoursesCity College in Birmingham is running HNC / HND in Healthcare practice (Integrated Health and Social Care) program in association with Leicester College.

The key purpose of Pearson BTEC Higher Nationals in Healthcare Practice is to progress and develop students as professional, qualified people who are able to meet the demands of employers in the healthcare sector and familiarise to a continuously varying practices in the healthcare sector.

This Level 4 / Level 5 health and social care qualification aims to broaden access to higher education and improve career prospects of those individuals who undertake them.

Course Fee: £7000.

Tuition Fee Loan and Maintenance Loan for living cost is available for this course. read more on funding for Higher Education

Course Duration

HNC 1 year full-time. HND 1 year full time. Students will only progress to HND qualification if they pass all units in HNC. Students will have apply for student finance each year. Learners  can progress to university for a degree course.

Educational Requirements

To meet the entry criteria for admission to level 4 HNC Courses a candidate must have either:

  • A level 3 qualification in Health and Social care or related subject
  • OR A level 1 or 2 qualification Health and Social care qualification and 2 years of work experience
  • AND GCSE Maths and English Grade A-C or Functional Skills Level 1 in English and Maths
  • International qualifications at the appropriate level will also be accepted.

Where applicants do not have a formal qualification to demonstrate capability in English, they will be required to undertake the Colleges written English Language test before an offer of a place on a Course is made. Judgement of their capability in spoken English will be assessed by the Senior Administrator at the interview. Suitable alternative arrangements to written tests will be made where a student declares a disability, specific learning difficulty or long-term health condition on their application form, e.g. oral questioning, amanuensis etc.

Other Requirements

Candidates enrolling on this course must also be able demonstrate a commitment to study and a reasonable expectation of success on the course.

  • Students enrolling for this course must be employed.
  • Unemployed students enrolling for this course must have at least 2 years of work experience in health and social care sector and must be willing to complete 240 hours of voluntary work experience in Health and social care sector while on the course.
  • Please note: Few learning outcomes of this course involves observation at work by our assessor as its a new RQF qualification.
  • Students should discuss with their respective employers about the observation element of the course and at some point our assessor will visit them at work to collect evidence only related to the course.

We welcome applications from students 19+ who do not match the standard entry requirements but who can demonstrate; willingness and commitment to studying this subject at University level, and who can evidence academic, professional or vocational experience in a related field.

Structure of the Programme

Academic Year 1

The Pearson BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Healthcare Practice for England requires at least 225 hours of work experience/placement in health and/or social care settings and a Professional Learning and Development portfolio (PLAD), including reflective accounts, to be completed

Unit NoLevel 4 Units (Seven Units, 120 Credit Value)UnitUnit Credit
1Law, Policy and Ethical Practice in Health and Social CareCore Mandatory15
2Demonstrating Professional Principles and Values in Health and Social Care PracticeCore Mandatory30
3Supporting the Individual Journey through Integrated Health and Social CareCore Mandatory15
4Fundamentals of Evidence-based Practice (Pearson-set Project)Core Mandatory15
5Health Education in ActionSpecialist Mandatory15
17Effective Reporting and Record-keeping in Health and Social Care ServicesSpecialist Mandatory15
9Anatomy and Physiology for Health and Ill-HealthSpecialist Mandatory15

Academic Year 2

The Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Healthcare Practice for Englandrequires at least 450 hours of work experience/placement in health and/or social care settings and a Professional Learning and Development portfolio (PLAD), including reflective accounts, to be completed over the two year period of the qualification.

Unit NoLevel 5 Units (120 Credit Value)UnitUnit Credit
18Innovation and Improvement through Action Research (Pearson-set Project)Core Mandatory30
19Reflective Approaches in Implementing Person-centred PracticeCore Mandatory15
20Care Planning Processes in Healthcare PracticeSpecialist Mandatory15
22Supporting Individuals through Significant Life EventsSpecialist Mandatory15
23Managing Quality in Care EnvironmentsSpecialist Mandatory15
24Health PsychologySpecialist Mandatory15
26Supporting Team and Partnership Working Across Health and Social Care ServicesSpecialist Mandatory15

HNC – HND Healthcare Practice for England (Integrated Health and Social Care)

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