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City of Liverpool College University Centre

Healthcare Practice

UCAS Code: 4L48

Higher National Diploma - HND

Entry requirements


UCAS Tariff

96

At interview, you will need to demonstrate a strong interest in working in the health and social care sector, preferably with an awareness of caring achieved through some health or social care related work experience, either paid or voluntary. In addition to this, you will hold one of the following: • National Certificate or Diploma in Health and Social Care • AVCE/Advanced GS/NVQ in an appropriate vocational area • A-level profile which demonstrates strong performance in a relevant subject or an adequate performance in more than one A-level subject. This profile is likely to be supported by GCSEs at grade C or above • Completed HNC in Healthcare or equivalent Level 4 certificate of higher education Applicants should hold a total UCAS Tariff points score from relevant qualifications of at least 96 points.

About this course


Course option

1.0year

Full-time | 2021

The Higher National Diploma in Healthcare Practice is a unit-based programme that provides the underpinning knowledge, understanding and skills for a successful career in the health and/or social care sector. A range of core and specialist modules are undertaken, and students will develop their time management and organisational skills.

Students will complete a programme of 120 units comprising of 7 different modules, five of which are core modules specified by the awarding body with a further two chosen by the institution to complement the study programme.

All course tutors are subject specialists with a wide range of extensive experience in these fields of practice. Students gain an understanding of the use of information and communication technology as a tool in health and social care settings. Guest speakers aid understanding and add currency to students’ learning. Students will also present evidence that effectively reflects their abilities as a developing care worker in the field of health or social care.

Modules

On the programme, you will study the following mandatory core units:
• Innovation and Improvement Through Action Research (Person set project)
• Reflective Approaches in Implementing Person-Centred Practice
• Health Psychology
• Social Policy in Public Health
• Holistic Approaches to Health Promotion.

There are also two further optional units to be confirmed.

Note: As part of the course students must complete a workplace placement or experience in a health and/or social care setting.

Assessment methods

A range of assessment methods are used including academic essays, reports, shorter workbook-based tasks and skills development tasks, including presentations.

In addition, a portfolio is used to record your development and progress through workplace activity.

Tuition fees

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England
£6,568
per year
Northern Ireland
£6,568
per year
Scotland
£6,568
per year
Wales
£6,568
per year

The Uni


Course location:

The Learning Exchange, Roscoe Street

Department:

Health and Social Care

TEF rating:
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