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GBS HNC/HND in Healthcare Practice for England

The fast-paced and changing healthcare sector is one of the largest employment sectors in the UK, with professional and proactive practitioners in high demand. It's a sector that also offers a rewarding career path for those with a strong desire to help others.

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Course overview

The healthcare sector in England employs approximately 1.3 million people in a wide range of career paths and settings. This course opens the door to a career in healthcare and can lead to further specialist study, depending on your chosen career path.

Our HNC/HND in Healthcare Practice for England provides you with a solid understanding of the healthcare environment in England, through a combination of work-based experience and practical study. You'll complete work experience in a healthcare setting, giving you the practical skills and knowledge to pursue a career in this rewarding sector.

Studying our HNC/HND in Healthcare Practice for England will give you transferrable skills that can be applied in many different healthcare careers. It will also prepare you for Undergraduate study in specialist areas such as health and social care or public health.

For those already working in healthcare, it provides the opportunity to further develop your career through enhancing your skills, knowledge and understanding within your role. It will also help you plan a clear path into future healthcare roles.

  • Are you looking to begin a career in the healthcare sector?
  • Do you want to specialise in a particlular healthcare practice?
  • Are you committed to Continuing Professional Development (CPD)?

This qualification will provide all the foundational building blocks you need for a fulfilling and successful career in the healthcare sector.

Weekend and evening classes available, subject to minimum class size.

Intakes
January, September

Duration
2 years

Awarding Institution
Pearson Education

Awarded Qualification
GBS HNC/HND in Healthcare Practice for England

Delivery
Weekdays, evenings and/or weekends

Locations
London, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds

Fees
£6,000 per year

Year 1 - HNC

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)
Developing Operational Management Skills for Healthcare practice for England
Changing Perspectives in Public Health
Effective Reporting and Record-Keeping in Health and Social Care Services

Year 2 - HND

Innovation and Improvement through Action Research (Pearson-set Project)
Reflective Approaches in Implementing Person-Centred Practice
Managing Quality in Care Environment
Facilitating Change in Healthcare Environments
Human Resource Management for Healthcare
Global Health and Wellbeing
Project Management for Healthcare

Work experience/placement requirements

The Pearson BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Healthcare Practice 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.

The Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Healthcare Practice 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. In total at least 450hrs of work experience/placements are to be completed over the two year period of the qualification.

There are no formal examinations required for this course. Assessments are undertaken in various ways:

Presentation
Writing an assignment
Analysing a case study
Completing a portfolio of evidence
Writing reports
You will be required to work in your own time to complete research, homework tasks or group work. Self-study is vital to your success on this course and lecturers will give you guidance on how best to approach this throughout the study period.

Education
Level 3 qualification or equivalent
An Access to Higher Education Certificate


English Proficiency
CEFR B2
Students who are non-native English speakers or who have not studied Level 3 in United Kingdom are expected to hold an accepted English language B2 (CEFR)

Interview
All applicants must pass an Academic Interview

Work Experience
Exceptional entry route: 2 years relevant work experience

Applications From Students 21+
We welcome applications from students 21+ 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.

Process
Application - Supporting Documents - Panel Interview - Final Decision

Funding your study
You can apply for help with your fees from the government by visiting gov.uk/studentfinance. This could take the form of a Tuition Fee Loan, Maintenance Loan or Maintenance Grant. A Tuition Fee Loan will cover the cost of your up-front fees, and will be paid to your university or College. The loan repayments only start once you have finished your course and are earning £26,575 a year or more. Both full and part-time learners can apply.

If you are eligible, you can apply for a Maintenance Loan too. The loan is paid directly into your bank account at the start of term. The loan repayments only start once you have finished your course and are earning £26,575 a year or more.. For more information please visit gov.uk/studentfinance.

Maintenance Grants are paid into your bank account at the start of term. You don’t have to pay it back, but any funds you get will reduce the amount of Maintenance Loan you are eligible for.

New students must prove they have been living in the UK for five years before their course start date in order to get living cost support from Student Finance England.

Fees

For more information please click here for course fees or call us +44 (0)20 3011 2638

Year 1 - HNC

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)
Developing Operational Management Skills for Healthcare practice for England
Changing Perspectives in Public Health
Effective Reporting and Record-Keeping in Health and Social Care Services

Year 2 - HND

Innovation and Improvement through Action Research (Pearson-set Project)
Reflective Approaches in Implementing Person-Centred Practice
Managing Quality in Care Environment
Facilitating Change in Healthcare Environments
Human Resource Management for Healthcare
Global Health and Wellbeing
Project Management for Healthcare

Work experience/placement requirements

The Pearson BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Healthcare Practice 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.

The Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Healthcare Practice 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. In total at least 450hrs of work experience/placements are to be completed over the two year period of the qualification.

Early admission for January 2022

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It’s my first year here. I chose this university because it gave me the opportunity to have choice. I study two days per week - it’s very flexible. It makes it easy to study.

Manea Bianca Stefana

What I like about GBS is the friendly staff, the students, the campus, the nice green area. I chose GBS because I was recommended by a friend – she said it was a really great university to come and check it out.  Even though there’s one right next to my house – like 20 minutes away, I still chose to come here.  GBS is the one.

Mohammed Solomon Ahmed

The campus is very new and comfortable. One of the best I saw. I like because I can work – I have a child and I can study and I can work and be with my family. This is very good for me. Because I have lived in this country only second year and English is a new language for me, when I study here I can teach my child at home new words.

Elena Todorova

My favourite part of studying here is because its close and the class sizes are small. I can have more interaction with the teacher and ask questions. I enjoy learning here - the teachers are friendly and they explain everything well.

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