This Higher National Certificate in Healthcare Practice for England is designed to provide you with a broad range of knowledge, understanding and skills required to work in a health and/or social care environment. Such roles include healthcare support and assistant roles in a range of settings, planning and assessment roles as well as roles in public health and health promotion. You will gain a valuable insight into the diversity of roles within the healthcare sector and the importance of collaboration and excellent communication at all levels. This course is suitable for those people currently employed in relevant sectors and seeking higher-level qualifications to further develop their career. About the course You'll be able to demonstrate a sound knowledge of the basic concepts, values and principles of healthcare practice, and the skills necessary to perform effectively in a variety of settings within the health and social care sector. The course provides the opportunity to develop transferable skills such as effective team working, being adaptable and flexible, whilst developing problem-solving skills. Course Modules will include: • Law, Policy and Ethical Practice in Health & 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 • Effective Reporting and Record-keeping in Health and Social Care Services • Health Education in Action • Anatomy and Physiology for Health and Ill-Health As part of the course you must complete 225 hours of workplace placement or experience in a health and/or social care setting. Assessment: Units are assessed via a range of internally set and assessed assignments including reports, presentations, portfolios using a range of research, investigation, problem solving, and portfolio based methods. What Can I Do Next? From the HNC, you could progress on to our Higher National Diploma (HND) in Healthcare Practice; enter into employment or onto a Higher Apprenticeship as a Healthcare Assistant Practitioner. Should you decide to progress onto the HND in Healthcare Practice, upon successful completion you could go into employment or progress onto a range of relevant health and social-care related university courses, for example: • BA/BSc (Hons) in Health and Social Care • BA/BSc (Hons) in Health Studies • BSc (Hons) in Adult Nursing • BSc (Hons) in Public Health • BSc (Hons) in Health Promotion
Qualified teacher status (QTS)
To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:
- Course does not award QTS
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How to apply
This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Applicants from outside the European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) are advised to contact our International Office for advice and information before submitting their UCAS application. Please call +44 (0) 115 838 0527 or email: [email protected]
|UCAS Tariff||48 points||• Level 3 Health & Social Care qualification (or related subject) such as BTEC Level 3, CACHE or similar qualification or Access to HE in Nursing & Midwifery • GCSE passes in Mathematics and English Language at grade 4 or above (A*-C), or have equivalent qualifications at Level 2 A current DBS certificate is required.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||PPP|
|Access to HE Diploma||Access to Nursing and Midwifery accepted.|
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Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||5.5||An overall band score of 5.5; with no individual component less than 5.0.|
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£8250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£8250||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.