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Title: HND Healthcare Practice for England (Integrated Health and Social Care)
Location: Canterbury College

HND Healthcare Practice for England (Integrated Health and Social Care)

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.

UCAS codes

  • Institution: EKC Group
  • Institution code: C12
  • Course code: L510
  • Campus: Canterbury College

What does this course involve?

Modules: Year 1

  • 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.

What may it lead to?

The key aims of the course are as follows:

  • Equip individuals with underpinning knowledge, understanding and skills for success in employment in the health and/or social care sector at a supervisory or management level.
  • Provide specialist studies relevant to individual vocations and professions in which learners are working or in which they intend to seek employment in the health and/or social care sector.
  • Develop the ability of learners to contribute to the health and social care environment through effective use and combination of the knowledge and skills gained in different parts of the programme.
  • Develop skills and techniques, and personal qualities and attitudes essential for successful performance in working life and thereby enable learners to make an immediate contribution to employment.
  • Develop transferable skills and knowledge which will enable individuals to meet changing circumstances, whether moving within their own area of employment, moving up to a supervisory or management position or adapting to general changes in the provision or environment of health and social care.
  • Prepare individuals to progress to further professional development of higher level skills through to future study or career advancement.
  • Enable study to be supported by vocational practice when this is considered desirable for the chosen progression within the health and social care sector.

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:

  • senior care assistant
  • senior support worker in a range of health and care settings
  • integrated support worker
  • health educator
  • healthcare management
  • nursing

Entry requirements

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.

Additional information & other costs

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.

Contact us

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Canterbury, Kent
CT1 3AJ

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01227 811111