Admission open for April and September 2021

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Course Details

Pearson BTEC Level 5 HND Healthcare Practice for England

David Game Higher Education

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Course Summary

The purpose of Pearson BTEC Higher Nationals in Healthcare Practice for England 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. A key progression path for HND learners is to the third year of a honours degree programme, depending on the match of the Pearson BTEC Higher National units to the degree programme in question.

Entry Requirement

UK and EU students:

A level standard or overseas equivalent
Other UK level 3 qualifications in Health and Social Care or related vocational area (e.g. Foundation Diploma, Access to HE Certificate, a BTEC Diploma/National, Advanced GNVQ or AVCE)
Overseas Qualifications equivalent to Level 3 (e.g. Diploma de Baccalaureate, Brandos Atestas, Ensino Medio,etc )
Applicants should provide evidence that they are working in a Healthcare setting (whether paid or voluntarily), at the time of their application.

* In exceptional circumstances, mature entry applicants (21+) without the standard academic background, but with relevant and substantial work experience (min 2 years), may be considered for entry. They will be interviewed by the Head of Admissions, undergo functional skills testing and will be required to submit two detailed references in support of their suitability for the programme. Such applicants must be able to demonstrate their readiness for a return to study and ability to cope with the rigours of the programme. Admissions decisions will be made on a case by case basis.

English Language Requirements:

Applicants for undergraduate programmes whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate their ability to understand and express themselves in both written and spoken English sufficient for them to derive full benefit from and succeed in passing their chosen programme. The level required for entry onto the HND is typically an overall score of IELTS 5.5 or above.


Year one
  • 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)
  • Effective Reporting and Record-keeping in Health and Social Care Services
  • Supporting Individuals with Specific Needs
  • Addressing Health Inequalities (15 credits) OR Unit 5 Health Education in Action
Year Two
  • Innovation and Improvement through Action Research (Pearson-set Project)
  • 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 Health and Social Care Services
  • Managing Quality in Care Environments
  • Health Psychology


September, January, May


2 Years

Study Mode

Full Time

Tution Fees

UK/EU tution fees starting from: £6000

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