Course at a glance
The fast-paced and changing healthcare sector is one of the largest employment sectors in the UK, with professional and proactive practitioners in high demand. It’s a sector that also offers a rewarding career path for those with a strong desire to help others.
Our HNC/HND in Healthcare Practice for England provides you with a solid understanding of the healthcare environment in England, through a combination of work-based experience and practical study. You’ll complete work experience in a healthcare setting, giving you the practical skills and knowledge to pursue a career in this rewarding sector.
Studying our HNC/HND in Healthcare Practice for England will give you transferrable skills that can be applied in many different healthcare careers. It will also prepare you for Undergraduate study in specialist areas such as health and social care or public health.
For those already working in healthcare, it provides the opportunity to further develop your career through enhancing your skills, knowledge and understanding within your role. It will also help you plan a clear path into future healthcare roles.
- Are you looking to begin a career in the healthcare sector?
- Do you want to specialise in a particlular healthcare practice?
- Are you committed to Continuing Professional Development (CPD)?
This qualification will provide all the foundational building blocks you need for a fulfilling and successful career in the healthcare sector.
Weekend and evening classes available, subject to minimum class size.
**Please note – prices shown on the “Enrol” button are for one year only – these courses are £6,000 per annum**
SectionsEntry Requirements Course Content Progression
- January, September
- 2 years
- Pearson Education
- GBS HNC/HND in Healthcare Practice for England
- Weekdays, evenings and/or weekends
- London, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds
- £6,000 per year
Year 1 – HNC
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 Integrated Health and Social Care
Fundamentals of Evidence-Based Practice (Pearson-set Project)
Developing Operational Management Skills for Healthcare practice for England
Changing Perspectives in Public Health
Effective Reporting and Record-Keeping in Health and Social Care Services
Year 2 – HND
Innovation and Improvement through Action Research (Pearson-set Project)
Reflective Approaches in Implementing Person-Centred Practice
Managing Quality in Care Environment
Facilitating Change in Healthcare Environments
Human Resource Management for Healthcare
Global Health and Wellbeing
Project Management for Healthcare
Work experience/placement requirements
The Pearson BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Healthcare Practice requires at least 225 hours of work experience/placement in health and/or social care settings and a Professional Learning and Development portfolio (PLAD), including reflective accounts, to be completed.
The Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Healthcare Practice requires at least 225 hours of work experience/placement in health and/or social care settings and a Professional Learning and Development portfolio (PLAD), including reflective accounts. In total at least 450hrs of work experience/placements are to be completed over the two year period of the qualification.
Upon successful completion of this HNC/HND course, students will be able to top up to a BSC (Hons) Degree in Health & Social Care