Health and Care Professions

Healthcare Practice (Integrated Health and Social Care) Top Up

Leaflet Code: CR50100FTT


The Pearson BTEC Level 5 HND 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. This course lasts 1 year.

BTEC Level 5 HNDs 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.

  • Openshaw Campus
  • Full Time
  • 1 year
  • September 2024

• HNC Healthcare Practice (Integrated Health and Social Care) or equivalent.

• 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.

UCEN Manchester is unable to consider international applications due to UKVI regulations.

Care Planning Processes in Healthcare Practice (15 credits)

Human Resource Management in Healthcare (15 credits)

Innovation and improvement through Action Research (Pearson Set Project) (30 credits)

Recognising and Meeting the Needs of Individuals with Long-Term Health Conditions (15 credits)

Reflective Approaches in Implementing Person-Centred Practice (15 credits)

Supporting Individuals through Significant Life Events (15 credits)

Supporting Team and Partnership Working Across Health and Social Care Services (15 credits)

Work Placement ( credits)

Level 5

30% Practical Learning and Assessment Development Portfolio
20% Essays/Reports
40% Case studies, professional discussion, observation
10% Presentations

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.

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