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HND in Healthcare Practice (Integrated Health and Social Care)

PEARSON     5     24 MONTHS

 Programme Details: 

Award  Pearson BTEC HND in Healthcare Practice (Integrated Health and Social Care) 
Award Level  RQF Level 5
Awarding Body Pearson
Language of Study English
Fees £6,165 per academic year
Start Date April 2024 
Study Mode Full-Time, 2 Years
Delivery Method Teaching is blended combined with online learning resources available via Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) - Moodle. Classes are usually held on one of our modern and well-equipped campuses at Limehouse. 

Programme Overview:  

Studying our HND in Health Care Practice (Integrated Health and Social Care) will help you gain the practices needed to make a positive impact on the lives of vulnerable individuals. 

The HND in Health Care Practice will give you a good basis for the Healthcare Industry, allowing you to explore a range of modules. The course is designed to develop students into 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. 

The key aim is allowing students with the Health Care Practice skills, knowledge and the understanding necessary to achieve high performance in the global health and social care environment. In addition, students will be provided with insight and understanding into the diversity of roles within the healthcare sector, recognising the importance of collaboration at all levels. 

The Pearson HND in Health Care Practice (Integrated Health and Social Care) course is ideal for those who would like to gain the first two years of a Health Care Practice degree, and then move onto a 1-year top-up at university to gain a full bachelor's degree. 

Programme Structure: 

Requires 240 credits, of which 120 credits are at Level 4 (7 units) and 120 credits are at Level 5 (7 units). 

Year 1, Level 4 Units:  

Unit Number  Title  Credits 
Unit 1  Law, Policy and Ethical Practice in Health and Social Care (Core)  15
Unit 2  Demonstrating Professional Principles and Values in Health and Social Care Practice (Core)  30
Unit 3  Supporting the individual journey through the Integrated Health and Social Care (Core)  15
Unit 4 Fundamentals of Evidence-based Practice (Pearson-set Project) (Core)  15
Unit 11 Changing Perspectives on Public Health (Optional)  15
Unit 13 Supporting Individuals with Specific Needs (Optional)  15
Unit 17 Effective Reporting and Record-keeping in Health and Social Care Services (Optional)  15

Year 2, Level 5 Units:

Unit 18  Innovation and Improvement through Action Research (Pearson-set Project) (Core)  30
Unit 19  Reflective Approaches in Implementing Person-centred Practice (Core)   15
Unit 20 Care planning Processes in Health Care Practice (Optional)  15
Unit 22 Supporting Individuals through Significant Life Events (Specialist) 15
Unit 25 Facilitating Change in Healthcare Environments (Specialist)  15
Unit 26 Supporting Team and Partnership Working Across Health and Social Care Services (Specialist)  15
Unit 28 Holistic Approaches to Health Promotion  15

Entry Requirements: 

For students who have recently been in education, the entry profile is likely to include one of the following: 

  • A BTEC Level 3 qualification in Health and Social Care (or related subject) 
  • A GCE Advanced Level profile that demonstrates strong performance in a relevant subject or adequate performance in more than one GCE subject. This profile is likely to be supported by GCSE grades at A* to C (or equivalent) and/or 9 to 4 (or equivalent) in subjects such as math’s and English. 
  • Other related Level 3 qualifications  
  • An access to Higher Education Diploma from an approved further education institution 
  • Relevant work experience, or an international equivalent to the above qualifications. 

Our Recognition of Prior Learning policy means that students’ previous learning and experience can be taken into account, and they may be awarded certain qualifications or units of a qualification based on that learning or experience.  

English Language Requirements:  

Applicants applying for all our qualifications, which are taught and assessed entirely in English, need English language skills. 

Non-native English speakers who have not carried out their final two years of schooling in English should demonstrate ability at a standard equivalent to: 

  • Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) level B2 
  • PTE Academic 51, or 
  • IELTS 5.5 (reading and writing must be at 5.5 

We assess the level of English as part of the selection process using a written statement and an interview. 

Other Requirements: 

Candidates must have basic ICT knowledge (Microsoft Office, Excel, PowerPoint, Internet and Email literacy). 

Application and Selection Process:  

The application process allows the admissions team to select applicants meeting the above entry qualifications and demonstrate English Language competency. The admissions team will consider applications on a case-by-case basis. 

Stage 1: Submission of the Application Form:  

The applicant should submit an online application form, fill in all the fields, and upload the required documents. The registrar will invite the applicant for an informal interview and a discussion of the rest of the admissions process within one day. 

Stage 2: Submission of the Written Statement: 

Applicants will proceed to the full Interview only after submitting a written 500+/-10% word statement meeting the following basic requirements: 

  • Applicants should submit their written statements no more than one working day after the initial interview. Ideally, the formal interview will follow the submission of the statement subject to time constraints. 
  • The statement must be in the applicant's own words. 
  • All statements must be typed using Microsoft Word and must not contain any pictures or any comments copied from other sources. 

Please contact us for full details of the requirements and guidelines for the preparation of the statement.  

Stage 3: Interview Stage: 

Academic staff will mark the statements on the day or within one working day of their submission. 

Stage 4: Offers of Places: 

Prospective students who succeed at the Interview receive conditional offers of places no more than 24 hours after the Interview and should confirm their acceptance within seven days. 

Applicants will be informed of any significant changes to the course that occur during the application process. 

The admissions team will inform all successful applicants about the times and arrangements for enrolment, registration and induction. 

Stage 5: Enrolment and Induction:  

Once tuition fees are approved/paid, student enrolment onto the course and induction occur before students begin their studies.