Open University

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: The Open University

Healthcare Practice (T01)

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Course summary

This certificate of higher education enables healthcare support staff to develop the knowledge, skills and understanding needed to underpin effective practice. You’ll develop a wide range of practical skills and competencies, while exploring essential biological, social, political, ethical and psychological concepts. You’ll also build valuable numeracy, literacy, IT, communication and cognitive skills. Key features of the course

  • Designed for healthcare support workers, aspiring assistant practitioners and aspiring nursing students
  • Includes a strong work-based element - your employer must provide significant supervision by a registered nurse for 770 practice hours and comprehensive programme support
  • Theoretical aspects studied mainly online
  • Includes work-based and academic assessment
  • Builds a solid foundation for further study


This certificate of higher education has one stage, comprising two modules - Introducing health and social care, and Introduction to healthcare practice.

How to apply

To apply for this course you will be taken to the provider's website, where you can find out more information and make an application.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

There are no qualification requirements for this course.

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

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Healthcare Practice (T01) at Open University - UCAS