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HNC Healthcare Practice (Integrated Health and Social Care)

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Course Description

The purpose of BTEC Higher National Certificate in Healthcare Practice (Integrated Health and Social Care) is to develop you as professional, self-reflecting individual able to meet the demands of employers in the health care sectors and adapt to a constantly changing world.

  • The objectives of the BTEC Higher National Certificate in Healthcare Practice (Integrated Health and Social Care) are as follows
  • To equip students with the Healthcare Practice skills, knowledge and the understanding necessary to achieve high performance in the global health and social care environment.
  • To provide education and training for a range of careers in healthcare, including: healthcare support and assistant roles in a range of settings, nursing assistant/auxiliary roles, care navigation, planning and assessment roles as well as roles in public health, health promotion and non-clinical healthcare supervisory or lower management.
  • To provide insight and understanding into the diversity of roles within the healthcare sector, recognising the importance of collaboration at all levels.
  • To equip students with knowledge and understanding of culturally diverse organisations, cross-cultural issues, diversity and values
  • To support students to understand the local, regional and global context of healthcare practice, management and health promotion and, for those students with a global outlook, to aspire to international career pathways.
  • To provide students with the context in which to consider professional ethics and their relation to personal, professional and statutory responsibilities within the industry

The purpose of BTEC Higher National Certificate in Healthcare Practice (Integrated Health and Social Care) is to develop you as professional, self-reflecting individual able to meet the demands of employers in the health care sectors and adapt to a constantly changing world. The objectives of the BTEC Higher National Certificate in Healthcare Practice (Integrated Health and...

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Entry Requirements

You will be expected to have at least 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.
  • Other related Level 3 qualifications
  • An Access to Higher Education Certificate awarded by a recognised institution
  • An international equivalent of the above.

Plus you will usually have five GCSE subjects including Maths and English Language at grade C or above. We will normally accept Key Skills and Higher Diploma qualifications as the equivalent to GCSEs.

What if I don’t meet any of these entry requirements?

Even if you have few or no formal qualifications, you may be able to gain entry to the course if you have the required communication and learning skills, as well as the knowledge, experience and motivation to succeed.

You will be required to take and English and/or Mathematics skills test if you do not hold GCSE Maths and English qualifications or their recognised equivalent.  You may also be interviewed for the course.

You may need to take an Access course or Foundation (Year 0) course first. If you have been away from academic study for a while, these courses are a great way to get you back into studying. Or if you have never studied before, they help you learn new study skills, essential for success in higher education.

 

You will be expected to have at least 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. Other related Level 3 qualifications An Access to Higher...

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