The purpose of Pearson BTEC Higher Nationals in Healthcare Practice is to develop students as professional, self-reflecting individuals able to meet the demands of employers in the healthcare sector and adapt to a constantly changing world. The qualifications aim to widen access to higher education and enhance the career prospects of those who undertake them.
Law, Policy and Ethical Practice in HSC
Demonstrating Professional Principles and Values in HSC
Supporting the Individual Journey through Integrated HSC
Fundamentals of Evidence-based Practice
Addressing Health Inequalities
Anatomy and Physiology for HSC
Supporting Individuals with Specific Needs
Modules: Year 2
Innovation and Improvement through Action Research
Reflective Approaches in Implementing Person-centred Practice
Care Planning Processes in Healthcare Practice
Supporting Individuals through Significant Life Events
Supporting Team and Partnership Working Across HSC Services
Holistic Approaches to Health Promotion
How will I be assessed?
HSC units will be assessed using a variety of assessment methods, including case studies, assignments, academic posters, leaflets, brochures, role plays, the Practical Learning, Assessment and Development portfolio (PLAD), together with projects, PowerPoint (or similar) presentations, performance observation and time-constrained assessment. All the assessment material should be valid, reliable and fit for purpose.
The Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Healthcare Practice (Integrated Health and Social Care) 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.
An assignment provides the final assessment for the relevant Learning Outcomes and is normally a final assessment decision.
The key aims of the course are as follows:
Students completing their Pearson BTEC Higher Nationals in Healthcare Practice will be aiming to go on to employment or progress to the second or final year at university depending on the match of the Pearson BTEC Higher National units to the degree course in question. This qualification allows progression into or within employment in the health and social care sector either directly on achievement of the award or following further study to degree level.
The skills offered as part of the Pearson BTEC Higher National Diploma can provide graduates with the opportunity to work in many different areas of the health and social care sector. Below are some examples of job roles each qualification could lead to:
48 UCAS points i.e. 2 A Levels grade D or BTEC Level 3 Diploma MP or BTEC Extended Diploma PPP Plus GSCE English Language and Maths grade 4/C or above.
Entry Requirements for Direct Entry HND Year 2: a completed HNC or completed qualifying units that match the programme applied.
We will require applicants to successfully pass an interview, provide a suitable reference, and complete a DBS check.
The Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Healthcare Practice (Integrated Health and Social Care) requires at least 450 hours of work experience/placement in health and/or social care settings to be completed over the two-year period of the qualification.