Health and Care Professions

HND in Healthcare Practice (Nursing and Healthcare Assistant) TOP UP

Leaflet Code: CR40505FT


  • Openshaw Campus
  • Full Time
  • 1 year
  • September 2022

Industry experts in the field of Nursing, medical research and healthcare practice

Academic requirements:

• Applicants must have successfully gained a HNC in Healthcare Practice (Nursing and Healthcare Support) or equivalent

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

• To enrol on this course applicants must undergo a check by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Evidence of a criminal prosecution does not necessarily exclude applicants from the course, but must be disclosed

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.

Industry experts in the field of Nursing, medical research and healthcare practice

At Level 5, students develop a broad knowledge and awareness of key aspects of the healthcare sector through four Core units, which includes one unit assessed by a Pearson-set assignment.

The units are:
• Innovation and Improvement through Action Research
• (Pearson-set Project)
• Managing Human Resources in Healthcare
• Recognising and Meeting the Needs of Individuals with Long-Term Conditions
• Pharmacology and Medicine Management
• Nursing – Principles and Fundamentals of Practice
• Global Health and Wellbeing
• Reflective Approaches in Implementing Person Centred Practice

100% assessments, including written reports, essays, reflective logs, presentations and work placement evidence.

A DBS check is required to participate on the programme and students may be requested to purchase this separately.

All the books required for the course are available from the library. However, you may choose to buy some of the core textbooks for the course and/or a laptop which is highly recommended. Estimated costs for a laptop/desktop are £300.

Materials are provided online and assignments are submitted electronically. However, you might also wish to print other documents.

Campus printing costs start from 5p per page.

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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