- Gain an understanding of health and social care practice environment of England
- Use this qualification as a starting point to work towards various professional memberships in Healthcare
- Learning from work-based experience
- Progress onto the third year of a degree programme (GBS will provide the information during your study)
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 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.
On successful completion of the Level 5 Higher National Diploma, students can develop their careers in the healthcare sector through:
- Entering employment
- Continuing existing employment
- Linking with the appropriate Professional Body
- Committing to Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
- Progressing to university
Progression to university
The Level 5 Higher National Diploma is recognised by Higher Education providers as meeting admission requirements to many relevant health and social care-related courses, for example:
- BSc (Hons) in Management Studies (Health and Social Care)
- BA/BSc (Hons) in Health and Social Care
- BA/BSc (Hons) in Health Studies
- BSc (Hons) in Adult Nursing
- BSc (Hons) in Public Health
- BSc (Hons) in Health Promotion.
- Flexible study options - Weekdays or Evenings
- Industry experienced lecturers with excellent education and professional qualification
- Simplified learning
- Personal attention to all learners
- Small classes
- Free career development mentoring programme
- Connect with our very successful alumni
- 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
- 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
There are no formal examinations required for this course. Assessments are undertaken in various ways:
- 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.
EducationLevel 3 qualification or equivalent
An Access to Higher Education Certificate
English ProficiencyCEFR 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)
InterviewAll applicants must pass an Academic Interview
CertificationThe final certificate is issued by Pearson Education to successful student.
Work ExperienceExceptional entry route: 3 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.
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.
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IntakesOctober | February
Awarding InstitutionThe qualifications are awarded by Pearson Education.
DeliveryWeekdays or weekends or only evenings.
London, Birmingham, Manchester
£6,000 per year