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The purpose of BTEC Higher Certificate in Healthcare Practice (Integrated Health and Social Care) is to develop you as professional, self-reflecting individual able to meet the demands of employers in the health care sectors and adapt to a constantly changing world.
The objectives of the BTEC Higher National Certificate in Healthcare Practice (Integrated Health and Social Care) are as follows:
● To equip students with the Healthcare Practice skills, knowledge and the understanding necessary to achieve high performance in the global health and social care environment.
● To provide education and training for a range of careers in healthcare, including: healthcare support and assistant roles in a range of settings, nursing assistant/auxiliary roles, care navigation, planning and assessment roles as well as roles in public health, health promotion and non-clinical healthcare supervisory or lower management.
● To provide insight and understanding into the diversity of roles within the healthcare sector, recognising the importance of collaboration at all levels.
● To equip students with knowledge and understanding of culturally diverse organisations, cross-cultural issues, diversity and values.
● To support students to understand the local, regional and global context of healthcare practice, management and health promotion and, for those students with a global outlook, to aspire to international career pathways.
● To provide students with the context in which to consider professional ethics and their relation to personal, professional and statutory responsibilities within the industry.
Professional bodies such as British Association of Social Workers, Health Education England, Independence Matters, North West London NHS Trust HCSW Forum, The Joint University Council – Social Work Education Committee offer exemptions towards their qualifications to graduates of Pearson BTEC Higher National Certificate in Healthcare Practice (Integrated Health and Social Care).
Law, Policy and Ethical Practice in Health and Social Care; Demonstrating Professional Principles and Values in Health and Social Care Practice - I; Supporting the Individual Journey through Integrated Health and Social Care; Effective Reporting and Record-keeping in Health and Social Care Services; Fundamentals of Evidence-based Practice (Pearson-set Project); Supporting Independent Living; Developing Operational Management Skills for Healthcare Practice; Demonstrating Professional Principles and Values in Health and Social Care Practice
You will benefit from an innovative variety of assessment modes. Assessment is mainly via coursework, which can take forms such as traditional essays and reports, group project work, research and consultancy projects, presentations, posters, and design of digital materials.
How 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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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
You will be expected to have at least one of the following:
• A BTEC Level 3 qualification in Health and Social Care (or related subject)
• A GCE Advanced Level profile that demonstrates strong performance in a relevant subject or adequate performance in more than one GCE subject.
• Other related Level 3 qualifications
• An Access to Higher Education Certificate awarded by a recognised institution
• An international equivalent of the above.
Plus you will usually have five GCSE subjects including Maths and English Language at grade C or above. We will normally accept Key Skills and Higher Diploma qualifications as the equivalent to GCSEs.
What if I don’t meet any of these entry requirements?
Even if you have few or no formal qualifications, you may be able to gain entry to the course if you have the required communication and learning skills, as well as the knowledge, experience and motivation to succeed.
You will be required to take and English and/or Mathematics skills test if you do not hold GCSE Maths and English qualifications or their recognised equivalent. You may also be interviewed for the course.
You may need to take an Access course or Foundation (Year 0) course first. If you have been away from academic study for a while, these courses are a great way to get you back into studying. Or if you have never studied before, they help you learn new study skills, essential for success in higher education.
Fees and funding