Nottingham College

Healthcare Practice (top-up) Nottingham College Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: Pearson Education Ltd


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Course summary

This Higher National Diploma (HND) course has been designed to provide students with the broad range of knowledge, understanding and skills required to work in a health and/or social care environment. You will gain a valuable insight into the diversity of the healthcare sector and the importance of collaboration and excellent communication at all levels. It is suitable for those 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 necessary skills to perform effectively in a variety of settings within the healthcare sector.

The course provides the opportunity to develop transferable skills such as effective team-working, being adaptable and flexible, whilst developing problem-solving skills.

HND modules include:

• Innovation and Improvement through Action Research
• Reflective Approaches in Implementing Person-centred Practice
• Supporting Team and Partnership Working across Health & Social Care Services
• Supporting Individuals through Significant Life Events
• Care Planning Processes in Healthcare Practice
• Recognising and Meeting the Needs of People with Long-term Health Conditions
• Complementary Therapies in Healthcare Practice

During the HND year a further 225 hours of work placement in a health and/or social care setting providing direct care to service users is required.


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.

Your career and progression

Upon successful completion you could go into employment or progress onto a range of relevant health and social care-related top-up degree courses, such as Health and Social Care, Health Studies, Adult Nursing, Public Health or Health Promotion.

Course details

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

Application deadlines

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!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code HP34
Institution code N30
Campus name Maid Marian Way
Campus code M

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

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted

Applicants must have successfully achieved (or expect to achieve) the level 4 HNC qualification. A valid DBS certificate is required.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £8,250 Year 1
EU £8,250 Year 1
International £9,500 * Year 1
England £8,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8,250 Year 1
Scotland £8,250 Year 1
Wales £8,250 Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

International fees for 2020-21 have not yet been confirmed. The sum quoted of £9,500 is intended to be indicative only. Please check on the College website or contact our International Office for further information.

Provider information

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Nottingham College
City Campus, The Adams Building
Stoney Street
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The University Centre Team