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Healthcare Practice (Healthcare Management or Nursing & Healthcare Support/Assistant) HNC and HND*

Healthcare Practice (Healthcare Management or Nursing & Healthcare Support/Assistant) HNC and HND*

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Key Information

Start date:September 2023

Institutional code:O10

UCAS code:HNC Healthcare Management: HM46 HND Healthcare Management: HC37 HNC Nursing & Healthcare Support/Assistant: B927 HND Nursing & Healthcare Support/Assistant: BP01

Duration:1 year Full Time, 2 years Part-Time

Course type:Full Time and Part-Time

Fees per year:Full Time - £5995, Part-Time - £2998

Delivery Method:Face-to-face via Lectures, Seminars and Tutorials

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HNC or HND Healthcare Practice (Healthcare Management or Nursing & Healthcare Support/Assistant)

These courses will develop students as professional, self-reflecting individuals, able to meet the demands of employers in the health and social care sector and adapt to a constantly changing world.

Course content
Healthcare Management HNC

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), Specialist UnitS: Developing Operational Management Skills for Healthcare Practice, Effective Reporting and Record-keeping in Health and Social Care Services, Addressing Health Inequalities.

Healthcare Management HND

Innovation and Improvement through Action Research (Pearson-set Project), Reflective Approaches in Implementing
Person-Centred Practice, Health Psychology, Psychophysiological Disorders, Specialist Unit: Managing, Quality in Care Environments, Specialist Unit: Facilitating Change in Healthcare Environments, Specialist Unit: Human Resource Management for Healthcare

Nursing & Healthcare Support/Assistant HNC

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), Health Education in Action, Effective Healthcare Practice using Maths Anatomy and Physiology for Health and Ill-Health

Nursing & Healthcare Support/Assistant HND

Innovation and Improvement through Action Research (Pearson-set Project), Reflective Approaches in Implementing Person-centred Practice, Care Planning Processes in Healthcare Practice, Recognising and Meeting the Needs of People with Long-term Health Conditions, Health Psychology,

Placements and Work Experience

The Total Qualification Time for the Pearson BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Healthcare Practice includes a minimum requirement of 225 hours’ work placement or experience in health and/or social care settings. Students are required to have one placement in any health and/or social care setting providing direct care to service users with a minimum of 75 hours.

Students are expected to be allocated a placement supervisor during their placement in each setting who will monitor and contribute to the continuous assessment of their progress; students are also required to be assessed during their practice on placement by a tutor/assessor from the centre delivering the qualification.

Teaching and Assessment methods
  • Lectures and seminars
  • Workshops
  • Tutorials
  • Work-based Learning
  • ItsLearning (Virtual Learning Environment)
  • Blending Learning
  • Guest Speakers
Entry Requirements

A typical profile for a student who has recently been in education would consist of:

HNC

  • GCSE English and Maths grades at C/4 or above, or equivalent Level 2 qualifications or
  • a BTEC Level 3 qualification in business or a similar field or
  • a GCE Advanced level profile which demonstrates strong performance in a relevant subject or an adequate performance in more than one GCE subject

or

  • Other vocationally related level 3 qualifications or
  • An Access to Higher Education Certificate awarded by an approved further education institution

HND

  • a BTEC Level 4 qualification in a similar field or
  • Other vocationally related level 4 qualification

Mature students may present a more varied profile of achievement that is likely to include extensive work experience (paid and/or unpaid) and/or achievement of a range of professional qualifications in their work sector.
Applicants may be invited to an interview to discuss their qualifications and experience.

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