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HNC/HND in Healthcare Practice for England (Healthcare Management)

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. Our HNC/HND in Healthcare Practice gives you the platform to pursue a rewarding career, 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 (Healthcare Management) 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
September, January, June

Duration
2 years

Awarding Institution
Pearson Education

Awarded Qualification
HNC/HND in Healthcare Practice for England (Healthcare Management)

Delivery
Weekdays

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

Enhanced DBS Check - Students are required to undertake an Enhanced DBS check before they start the programme

Other information
Students are required to submit their CV before they start the programme

If students don’t have placement arranged prior to starting the course, they are required to undertake an Enhanced DBS check before they start the programme.

 

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.

Enrolling for June 2023

FAQs for HND (Higher National Diploma) in Healthcare Practice for England

The HND in Healthcare Practice here at GBS helps to build a strong understanding of key areas within the English healthcare system — and the skills to be effective within different areas of Health and Social Care. This is a great introduction to the industry for those with a growing interest in pursuing a healthcare career. For those already working in healthcare, you will benefit from the development in your overall knowledge and understanding. You will also be assisted in planning for success in your future healthcare career.

During this healthcare management two-year course, you’ll develop a level of understanding that will open a new world of opportunities for your career moving forward. As you develop more knowledge of the healthcare environment in England, your practical abilities will also be enhanced with rewarding work-based experiences. You'll complete your work experience in a healthcare setting, placing you in the perfect environment to learn and practice the skills needed for a successful career in the health sector.

The learning, practice and progression you make during your HND in Healthcare Practice studies will help you build a platform for future success in your career — whether you decide to take a private, social or public healthcare pathway. You will have the ability to pursue a career in Healthcare Management, Care Home Managers, Practice/Clinic Administration and Patient Services.

Our HND in Healthcare Practice course is available across four campuses in Birmingham, London, Leeds and Manchester. All four campuses provide you with the facilities and support to excel in the classroom, with a great selection of things to see and do during your leisure time.

At GBS we understand the importance of building a course that can fit in with the lives of our students as best as possible. Therefore, our HND in Healthcare Practice is available on weekdays, evenings and weekends — providing the flexibility you need for a balanced lifestyle inside and out of the classroom.

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 the 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 of 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 the University level, and who can evidence academic, professional or vocational experience in a related field.

Process
-Application
- Supporting Documents
- Panel Interview
- Final Decision

Your HND in Healthcare Practice will provide you with measured progression in your understanding of the English healthcare system, with a variety of tasks and material designed to turn you into a leading graduate with a bright future in healthcare. Your first year will enable you to gain a clear grasp of the fundamental standards and practices across the English healthcare system. The second year provides you with a more nuanced understanding of the topics covered in the first year including Global Health and Wellbeing, Managing Quality in Care Environment and Project Management for Healthcare.

There are no formal examinations required for this course. Your assessments will be undertaken in several other ways including:

-Presentations
-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 in this course and lecturers will give you guidance on how best to approach this throughout the study period.

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What our students say

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

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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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

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.

Raimon Larrainzer Make

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