The Pearson BTEC Level 4 HNC in Health and Social Care (Health Pathway) provides a specialist 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 specialist 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. .

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 200 hours mandatory work experience.

Openshaw Campus
Full Time
1 year
January 2021

• Access to HE Diploma from a QAA recognised Access to HE course.

• 48 UCAS points

• We strongly recommend that all applicants have GCSE English Language and Mathematics grades A*-C or level 9-4.

• BTEC Level 3 qualification/ Level 3 90 Credit Diploma in Care/Health Studies or related area
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.

Year 1: Addressing Health Inequalities (15 credits)

Year 1: Anatomy and Physiology for Health and Ill Health (15 credits)

Year 1: Demonstrating Professional Principles and Values in Health and Social Care Practice (30 credits)

Year 1: Effective Reporting and Record-keeping in Health and Social Care Services (15 credits)

Year 1: Fundamentals of Evidence-based Practice (15 credits)

Year 1: Law, Policy and Ethical Pratice in Health and Social Care (15 credits)

Year 1: Supporting the Individual Journey through Integrated Health and Social Care (15 credits)
Level 4

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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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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 undertaking work experience (which may be paid or unpaid) you may also need to factor in travel costs to your place of work.

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Although this is not an entry requirement for the course, you will be required to have an enhanced DBS check for this course to ensure you meet both our and industry safeguarding requirements. Please note there will be 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.

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