Health and Care Professions

Healthcare Practice (Nursing and Healthcare Assistant) TOP UP

Leaflet Code: CR40505FT


BTEC Higher Nationals are work-related qualifications for students, provide a nationally recognised qualification offering career progression and professional development for those taking their first step into employment, or for those already in employment and seeking career development.
The Pearson BTEC Higher Nationals in Healthcare Practice 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. The programme provides opportunities for learners to apply their knowledge and practical skills in the workplace. Full-time learners have the opportunity to do this through formal work placements or part-time employment experience.

This programme is designed to equip students with academic, research, analytical and problem solving skills ideally suited for a range of careers in the Health and Social Care sector. The BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma is well established and is recognised as contributing to the continuing personal development of workers in health and social care. The programme also facilitates achievement of widening participation by facilitating progression into or within employment in the health and social care sector, either directly on achievement of the award or following further study at degree level.

The programme has established strong employer links, with active employer involvement throughout the programme. Students will experience a diverse range of opportunities within the field, as a direct result of the placement element of the programme. This allows students to develop their practices, in the context of the health and social care sector. The curriculum is made up of team members with significant sector experience, ensuring currency and contextualisation of the sector needs, whilst informing the curriculum.
In order to meet the awarding body requirements of the programme, learners are required to complete a minimum of

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

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.

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

Human Resource Management for Healthcare (15 credits)

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

Nursing - Principles and Fundamentals of Practice (15 credits)

Pharmacology and Medicine Management (15 credits)

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

Year 1: Global Health and Wellbeing (15 credits)

Year 1: Reflective Approaches in Implementing Person-Centred Practice (15 credits)

Year 1: Work Placement (0 credits)

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. The UCEN Manchester Admissions Policy and Procedure can be found here.