This is a unit-based programme that provides the underpinning knowledge, understanding and skills for a successful career in the health and/or social care sector. A range of core and specialist modules are undertaken, and you will develop your time management and organisational skills.
You will complete a programme of 120 units comprising of 8 different modules, five of which are core modules specified by the awarding body, with a further three chosen by the institution to complement the study programme.
Skills and Knowledge Developed: On the programme, you will study the following mandatory core units:
- Innovation and Improvement through Action Research (Pearson set project)
- Reflective Approaches in Implementing Pearson-Centred Practice
- Health Psychology
- Social Policy in Public Health
- Holistic Approaches to Health Promotion
There are also two further optional units (to be confirmed).
The programme handbook for this course is available to applicants online:
HND Healthcare Practice Top Up Programme Handbook (19-20)
Higher National Diploma in Healthcare Practice
This course leads to...
This award may allow progression onto another higher education programme of study but you should check entry requirements for that programme.
This course is a Level 5 qualification in the Qualifications and Credit Framework.
NOTE: This course does not lead to a professional qualification in nursing, medicine or social work.
At interview, you will need to demonstrate a strong interest in working in the health and social care sector, preferably with an awareness of caring achieved through some health or social care related work experience, either paid or voluntary. In addition to this, you will hold one of the following:
• National Certificate or Diploma in Health and Social Care
• AVCE/Advanced GS/NVQ in an appropriate vocational area
• A-level profile which demonstrates strong performance in a relevant subject or an adequate performance in more than one A-level subject. This profile is likely to be supported by GCSEs at grade C/4 or above
• Completed HNC in Healthcare or equivalent Level 4 certificate of higher education
Applicants should hold a total UCAS Tariff points score from relevant qualifications of at least 96 points.
Why study with us?
All course tutors are subject specialists with a wide range of extensive experience in these fields of practice. Students gain an understanding of the use of information and communication technology as a tool in health and social care settings. Guest speakers aid understanding and add currency to your learning. You will also present evidence that effectively reflects your abilities as a developing care worker in the field of health or social care. Apply Now »
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