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 2 years.

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.

If you don’t currently meet the entry requirement to apply for this course you may be able to complete an Access to Higher Education Diploma in Health and Physiotherapy or Nursing and Midwifery.

Upon completion of this course you can Top up with a BA (Hons) Top up in Integrated Health and Social Care.

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Full Time
September 2021
• 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.

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

Work Placement ( credits)

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: Fundamentals of Evidence-based Practice (15 credits)

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

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

Burch, K and Dhillon, K (2014) Commissioning for Health and Social Care
Cottrell, S (2011) Critical Thinking Skills: Developing Effective Analysis and Argument
Cottrell, S (2013) The Study Skills Handbook
Corcoran, N (2013) Communicating Health: Strategies for Health Promotion

Crookes, P.A., Davies, S. and Chiarelli, M. (2004) Research into Practice: Essential Skills for Reading and Applying Research in Nursing and Healthcare.(2nd Ed.)

Cross, R, Woodall, J and Green, J (2015) Health Promotion: Planning & Strategies

Dickinson, H (2016) Evaluating Outcomes in Health and Social Care
Ellis, P. and Bach, S. (2015) Leadership, Management and Team Working in Nursing (Transforming Nursing Practice Series).

Glasby, J (2012) Understanding Health and Social Care
Gray, A.M and Birrell, D (2013) Transforming Adult Social Care: Contemporary Policy and Practice
Sealey, C (2015) Social Policy Simplified: Connecting Theory with People’s Lives
Gottwald, M and Goodman-Brown, J (2012) A Guide to Practical Health Promotion

Macera, C.A, et al. (2012) Introduction to Epidemiology: Distribution and Determinants of Disease in Humans

Newell, R. and Burnard, P. (2010) Research for Evidence-based Practice in Healthcare (2nd Ed.)

Cottrell, S (2011) Critical Thinking Skills: Developing Effective Analysis and Argument
Cottrell, S (2013) The Study Skills Handbook
Day, J (2013) Interprofessional Working: An Essential Guide for Health- and Social-Care Professionals
Day, T (2013) Success in Academic Writing
Glasby, J and Dickinson, H (2014) Partnership Working in Health and Social Care: What is Integrated Care and How Can We Deliver It?
Level 5

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

Students who pass this course could go on to study the Level 6, the BA (Hons) in Integrated Health and Social Care at UCEN Manchester.
Other students may opt to pursue an approved degree in Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work or Allied Health Professions at an alternative Higher Education Institution. Others still may opt to complete Post-Graduate (Masters) courses in a range of specialist Health and Social Care related areas, or alternatively a PGCE. Continued work-based learning may also be an option, such as the QCF in Leadership and Management or Higher Apprenticeship in Health and Social Care.

What are the careers that this will this lead to?

The HND in Healthcare Practice can lead to careers in:

• Nursing
• Social Work
• Allied Health Professions
• Senior Support Worker
• Assistant Practitioner
• Healthcare Assistant Practitioner
• Registered Manager
• Public Health
• Commissioning
• Care Coordinator
• Health Promotion
• Non-Clinical Healthcare or Supervisory Management

Opportunities for further study

• BA (Hons) in Integrated Health and Social Care

What are the careers that this will this lead to?

• See above
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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