The Pearson BTEC Higher National Diploma (HND) is a highly regarded, nationally and internationally recognised, undergraduate level programme, equivalent to the first and second year of a university degree course. The course is Level 5 on the National Qualifications Framework and has been designed to offer a strong, sector-related emphasis on practical skills development, alongside the development of requisite knowledge and understanding of health and social care related areas, both in the UK and overseas. The qualification provides a thorough grounding in key concepts in healthcare practice including, law, evidence based practice, health inequality, reporting and record keeping in health practice. The course will include contemporary themes and current practice. In the second year students are able to undertake a action research project in an area of interest as well as study further key concepts in heath promotion, supporting individuals through significant life events and complementary therapies in healthcare. All students will undertake a healthcare based work placements to develop their own professional practice and meet the requirements to work in the sector.
Year 1 (Level 4): 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 the integrated health and social care workplace Fundamentals of evidence based practice Health education in action *Addressing health inequalities Effective reporting and record keeping in health and social care Year 2 (Level 5): Innovation and improvement through action research 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 Holistic approaches to health promotion Complementary therapies in healthcare practice
This course is mainly assessed through coursework, presentations, work based projects, work placement activities for professional practice units. There are no examinations on this course.
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
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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- Digbeth Campus - Main Site
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
Students will need to provide an enhanced DBS
English language requirements
Students are expected to have English GCSE at grades 4 and above and preferably Maths GCSE at grade 4 or above.
There is no data available for this course. For further information visit the Discover Uni website.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£6165||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£6165||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£6165||Year 1|
Additional fee information
South and City College Birmingham
High Street Deritend
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