Leaflet Code: CR50093PT
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.
You will be taught by a team of experienced educators with a wealth of knowledge and experience from the health and social care sector. All staff have or are working towards higher level Master’s and/or professional industry-based qualifications. Our staff regularly update their knowledge and skills with the university and through sector links and professional communities of practice.
• 48 UCAS points
• BTEC Level 3 qualification/ Level 3 90 Credit Diploma in Care/Health Studies or related area
• We strongly recommend that all applicants have GCSE English Language and Mathematics grades A*-C or level 9-4.
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.
Addressing Health Inequalities (15 credits)
Anatomy and Physiology for Health and Ill Health (15 credits)
Effective Reporting and Record keeping in Health and Social Care Services (15 credits)
Supporting the Individual Journey through Integrated Health and Social Care (15 credits)
50% Practical Learning and Assessment Development Portfolio
20% Case studies, professional discussion, observation
There are two main costs you will have whilst studying and if you are a home student studying on a full-time course, you can apply for student finance to cover both of these:
Your tuition fees for each year of your course.
Help with your living costs e.g. rent, food, clothing, course materials, entertainment.
You can find more details, including the actual tuition fee charged on our Fees, Funding and Finance Page.Learn more
All of the books required for the course are available either from the library or as e-books. However, many students choose to buy some of the core textbooks for the course and/or a laptop.
You may also need to print assignments and other documents. Campus printing costs start from 5p per page.
Estimated costs are £300 for a laptop and up to £50 each year for books and printing.
If your course includes dissertation research, you may also need to factor in travel costs to your place of research.
You will need to have an enhanced DBS check for this course to ensure you meet both our and industry safeguarding requirements. Please note there is an additional cost to your course fees to cover Disclosure and Baring Service (DBS) checks. Please see the GOV.UK website for DBS costs.
All students are subject to UCEN Manchester’s Terms and Conditions from the date they accept an offer to study here, full details of which can be found here. The UCEN Manchester Admissions Policy and Procedure can be found here.