Healthcare Practice at Newcastle College University Centre - UCAS

Course summary

This Healthcare Practice degree is an ideal course if you are interested in the health sector and are hoping to pursue a career in a professional healthcare role. This degree will give you the clinical and nursing skills you need to become a nursing practitioner and you will benefit from the industry experience of the qualified nurses who teach on this programme. You will focus on health promotion and learn in a simulated hospital environment. This course has links to the CQC, has been validated by health professionals. You will benefit from industry insight through guest lectures from the NHS. This Healthcare Practice degree will help prepare you for work as you will undertake live briefs from industry and benefit from guest lectures from organisations such as the NHS, Marie Curie, CQC and Parkinsons UK. You will also gain a Mental Health First Aid and First Aid in the Workplace qualification whilst studying this course (subject to funding). Once you successfully complete this degree you may choose to progress onto the BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care (Top-Up) or the BSc (Hons) Public Health (Top-Up). You may also choose to enter the healthcare industry as a nursing associate or healthcare assistant.

This Higher Technical Qualification is approved against occupational standards decided by employers. Learn more about Higher Technical Qualifications.


Year One: • Academic Study Skills • Applied Health Sciences • Assessment and Clinical Skills in Healthcare • Bioscience 1 • Personal Development or Recognition of Prior Learning • Safeguarding in Healthcare • Work Related Learning. Year Two: • Bioscience 2 • Health Promotion • Professional Development • The Prevention and Control of Infection • Values and Ethical Frameworks • Work Based Learning.

Assessment method

Students are taught through: • Small group learning • Seminars • Group work • One-to-ones • Collaborative working • Educational visits. Students are assessed through: • Poster presentation • Case study work • Live briefs • Presentations.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

A satisfactory DBS clearance will be required to undertake this course and must be obtained within the first month of joining the course.

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250* Year 1
England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Healthcare Practice at Newcastle College University Centre - UCAS