UCEN Manchester (The Manchester College) has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
The Pearson BTEC Level 4 HNC in Healthcare Practice (Integrated Health and Social Care Pathway) provides a generalist work-related programme of study that covers the key knowledge, understanding and practical skills required in the health and social care sector and also offers particular specialist emphasis through the choice of optional units.
BTEC Level 4 HNCs provide a nationally recognised qualification offering career progression and professional development for those already in employment and opportunities to progress into higher education.
The qualification comprises of 120 credits made up from 7 different units, and completion/submission of a Practical Learning and Assessment Development Portfolio is a core requirement of this programme.
This course is supported by focused study in areas of health and social care including specially designed units. You will be given the opportunity to develop and contribute to the health and social care environment through the combination of the knowledge and skills gained in different parts of the programme. The course includes 225 hours mandatory work experience in an occupationally relevant setting, and you will be supported in developing practice-based competencies by Tutors/Assessors and designated Workplace Mentors.
Level 4 Mandatory Units:
1. Law, Policy and Ethical Practice in Health and Social Care
2. Demonstrating Professional Principles and Values in health and Social Care Practice
3. Supporting the Individual Journey through Integrated health and Social Care
4. Fundamentals of Evidence-based Practice
5. Effective Reporting and Record-keeping in Health and Social Care Services
Level 4 Specialist Units:
6. Addressing Health Inequalities
7. Anatomy and Physiology for Health and Ill-Health
50% Practical Learning and Assessment Development Portfolio
20% Case studies, professional discussion, observation
How to apply
This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.
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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This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
UCEN Manchester is unable to consider international applications due to UKVI regulations.
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BTEC Level 3 qualification/ Level 3 90 Credit Diploma in Care/Health Studies or related area
Access to Higher Education Diploma awarded by an approved further education institution.
We strongly recommend that all applicants have GCSE English Language and Mathematics grades A*-C or level 9-4.
We understand that not all applicants may have these and encourage you to contact us to discuss further options available
Applicants who do not meet the standard entry criteria but have previous learning towards a degree-level qualification or relevant industry or life experience will be considered on an individual basis and may be invited to interview.
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
Although this is not an entry requirement for the course, you will be required to have an enhanced DBS check for this course to ensure you meet both our and industry safeguarding requirements. Please note there will be an additional cost to your course fees to cover Disclosure and Baring Service (DBS) checks. Please see the GOV.UK website for DBS costs.
Fees and funding
Tuition feesNo fee information has been provided for this course
Additional fee information
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Course contact detailsVisit our course page
UCEN Manchester Admissions Department
Course Enquiry Team
03333 222 444
International Admissions Office