Health Sciences and Social Care

HND Healthcare Practice
Course Title
HND Healthcare Practice
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Entry Requirements
32 UCAS points from an appropriate level 3 qualification such as: BTEC Level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care, or other relevant subject area. A-Levels in Health and Social Care related subjects. English Language and maths GCSE at 3/D or equivalent (typically FS L2). Sector experience if possible. An IELTS score of 5.5 is required for international learners. GCSE maths is required for many of the top-up full honours degrees and therefore it is recommended that students have this upon application or look to complete it as part of their studies. We welcome applications from international or mature students without the required formal qualifications. All students will be required to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service check for placements.
Leads on to
Students graduating from this course can progress to a one year top-up degree at university in a related field. Alternatively, you could progress into employment into any of the roles below. **Healthcare Assistant pathway:** Lower non-clinical co-ordinator and supervisory roles in healthcare administration, operation and support services, e.g. information, office, patient services, estates, health improvement services **Integrated Health and Social Care pathway:** Senior care assistant, senior support worker in a range of health and care settings, pathway tracker, integrated support worker, care navigator or coordinator. Visit the [National Careers Service]( for details on career progression.
Additional Information
This HND could include subjects such as: • Law, policy and ethical practice in Health and Social Care • Supporting Dementia Care • Assessed work placements • Fundamentals of evidence-based practice (set project) • Supporting individuals through significant life events A brand new feature of qualification is the Practical Learning Assessment Development portfolio. This will involve completing 450 hours of work placement. We advise that your placement is secured prior to starting the course. If you do not have a placement in mind please speak to our admissions team for guidance.
Take your learning to the next level and advance your career prospects in Healthcare Practice! This brand new qualification will provide you with the latest industry knowledge, ready to take on supervisory and management positions within the sector. Did you know, Healthcare Practice managers can earn £40,000 a year! Prepare for a variety of careers in Healthcare settings, and develop a wide variety skills, including early years care. This course combines assessed work experience with theoretical study, giving you the skills and confidence to succeed in roles such as education, social, health and welfare services. Whether you’ve just finished sixth form or college, or already working in the sector and want to take the next step up the career ladder, this is the right course for you. Either combine or specialise your pathways from the selection below: First year:
Nursing and Healthcare Support
Integrated Health and Social Care Second year:
Nursing and Healthcare Assistant
Integrated Health and Social Care HNC/Ds provide nationally recognised qualifications that offer career progression, professional development, employment opportunities and further progression within Higher Education. The qualifications are made up of compulsory units and specialist units studied during the first year (HNC) and second year (HND).