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Higher National Diploma

HND in Health Care Practice (Integrated Health and Social Care)

Course Overview

Studying our HND in Health Care Practice (Integrated Health and Social Care) will help you gain the practices needed to make a positive impact in the lives of vulnerable individuals.

The HND in Health Care Practice will give you a good basis of the Healthcare Industry, allowing you to explore a range of modules. The Course is designed to develop students as professional, self-reflecting individuals able to meet the demands of employers in the healthcare sector and adapt to a constantly changing world. The qualifications aim to widen access to higher education and enhance the career prospects of those who undertake them.

The key aim is allowing students with the Health Care Practice skills, knowledge and the understanding necessary to achieve high performance in the global health and social care environment. In addition, students will be provided insight and understanding into the diversity of roles within the healthcare sector, recognising the importance of collaboration at all levels.

The Pearson HND in Health Care Practice (Integrated Health and Social Care) course is ideal for those who would like to gain the first two years of a Health Care Practice degree, and then move onto a 1 year top-up at University to gain a full Bachelor’s degree.

At Regent College London, we have some of the best academic team within the education sector whom deliver engaging lessons to our students. In addition, small class sizes ensure 1-2-1 advice and help when needed.

Why study this course?

  • The HND in Health Care Practice is aimed at students wanting to continue their education through applied learning and designed for students who wish to pursue or advance their career in healthcare practice or related fields.
  • Our highly experienced and dedicated team will lead you in an exploration of the principles of care, professional values, attitudes and behaviour, ethical practice of care, and a range of other intriguing topics.
  • Our focus is on helping you become a knowledgeable, compassionate, and person-centred care professional.

Course details

  • Location

    Regent College London
  • Duration

    2 years
  • Study mode

    In-person
  • Fees

    £ 9,250 per year,
  • Timetable

    Flexible options with weekday, evening, and weekend classes available. Check when you apply.
  • Delivered in partnership with

Modules

  • Unit 1 – Law, Policy and Ethical Practice in HSC (Core)
  • Unit 2 – Demonstrating Professional Principles and Values in Health and Social Care Practice (Core)
  • Unit 3 – Supporting the Individual Journey through Integrated Health and Social Care (Core)
  • Unit 4 – Fundamentals of Evidence-based Practice (Pearson-set Project) (Core)
  • Unit 11 – Changing Perspective in Public Health (Optional)
  • Unit 13 – Supporting Individuals with Specific Needs (Optional)
  • Unit 17 – Effective Reporting and Record-keeping in Health and Social Care Services (Optional)
  • Unit 18 – Innovation and Improvement through Action Research (Pearson-set Project) (Core)
  • Unit 19 – Reflective Approaches in Implementing Person-centred Practice (Core)
  • Unit 20 – Care planning Processes in Health Care Practice (Optional)
  • Unit 22 – Supporting Individuals through Significant Life Events (Specialist)
  • Unit 25 – Facilitating Change in Healthcare Environments (Specialist)
  • Unit 26 – Supporting Team and Partnership Working across Health and Social Care Service (Specialist)
  • Unit 28 – Holistic Approaches to Health Promotion (Specialist)

Career progression

The HND in Health Care Practice (Integrated Health and Social Care) prepares students for a wide range of employment opportunities across private and public sector organisations. Job roles for successful candidates include:

  • Senior care assistant
  • Senior support worker in a range of health and care settings
  • Integrated support worker
  • Health educator
  • Healthcare manager
  • Nursing

Entry Requirements

For students who have recently been in education, the entry profile is likely to include one of the following:

● A BTEC Level 3 qualification in Health and Social Care (or related subject)
● A GCE Advanced Level profile that demonstrates strong performance in a relevant subject or adequate performance in more than one GCE subject. This profile is likely to be supported by GCSE grades A* to C and/or 9 to 4 (or equivalent) in subjects such as math’s and English.
● Other related Level 3 qualifications
● An Access to Higher Education Diploma awarded by an approved further education institution
● Related work experience
● An international equivalent of the above.

English language requirements for Higher Nationals

Pearson’s mission is to help people make more of their lives through learning. In order for students to be successful on Pearson BTEC Higher National qualifications which are both taught and assessed in English, it is critical that they have an
appropriate level of English language skills.

The following clarifies the requirements for all centres when recruiting applicants on to new Pearson BTEC Higher National qualifications. All centres delivering the new Pearson BTEC Higher National qualifications must ensure that all students who are non-native English speakers and who have not undertaken their final two years of schooling in English, can demonstrate capability in English at a standard equivalent to the levels identified below, before being recruited to the programme where the programme is both taught and assessed in English:
● Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) level B2
● PTE 51
● IELTS 5.5; Reading and Writing must be at 5.5
● or equivalent.
It is up to the centre to decide what proof will be necessary to evidence individual student proficiency.

The following clarifies the requirements for all centres when recruiting applicants on to new Pearson BTEC Higher National qualifications which are taught in a language other than English but are assessed in English.

All centers delivering the new Pearson BTEC Higher National qualifications wholly or partially in a language other than English, but who are assessed in English, must ensure that all students can demonstrate capability in English at a standard equivalent to the levels identified below, on completion of the programme:
● Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) level B2
● PTE 51
● IELTS 5.5; Reading and Writing must be at 5.5
● or equivalent.
It is up to the center to decide what proof will be necessary to evidence individual student proficiency.

  • Dr Morris A Anglin
    Dean of School of Health and Sports Science

How to apply

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