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South and City College Birmingham

Healthcare Practice

UCAS Code: 099L

Higher National Diploma - HND

Entry requirements


GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English and Maths required at Grade 4 or above (or Grade C or above under the old grading structure). An equivalent Level 2 qualification will also be accepted.

UCAS Tariff

48

A minimum of 48 UCAS points which may be gained from the following qualifications: • 2 x GCE 'A' Level passes • 1 x GCE 'A' Level pass plus AS Level passes in appropriate subjects • BTEC National Diploma or Extended Diploma • BTEC National Certificate • A Level 3 Diploma or equivalent such as NVQ, GNVQ, International Baccalaureate, Scottish Certificate of Education • A recognised (Kite marked) Access Course • City and Guilds Technical Baccalaureate • Successful completion of a Level 3 apprenticeship • Other relevant international qualifications Please note that learners must have a Disclosure & Barring Service check prior to undertaking professional practice, it is the learners responsibility to ensure this is in place.

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About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2021

The HND in Healthcare Practice is a two-year programme that offers a flexible choice of subject areas and progression opportunities. The programme aims to prepare and equip students with knowledge, understanding and skills for a range of careers within the health and social care sector. The qualification provides a thorough grounding in the key concepts and practical skills required required for the sector, and the national recognition by employers can allow progression into employment. Students will also be required to undertake a placement within their current workplace or as a volunteer placement.

Modules

Year One:
• Law, Policy and Ethical Practice in Health & Social Care
• Demonstrating Professional Principles and Values in Health & Social Care Practice
• Supporting the Individual Journey through the Integrated Health & Social Care Workplace
• Fundamentals of Evidence Based Practice
• Health Education in Action
• Supporting Individuals with Specific Needs
• Effective Reporting and Record Keeping in Health and Social Care

Year Two:
• Innovation and Improvement through Action Research
• Reflective Approaches in Implementing Person-Centred Practice
• Care Planning Processes in Healthcare Practice
• Supporting Individuals through Significant Life Events
• Supporting Team and Partnership Working across Health and Social Care Services
• Holistic Approaches to Health Promotion
• Complementary Therapies in Healthcare Practice

Assessment methods

A range of teaching and learning methods will be used during the programme that may include:

• Lectures
• Seminars
• Tutorial support groups
• Practical classroom based activities
• Group and individual presentations
• Group projects
• Workshops
• Independent learning/self-directed study
• Work related investigations
• Online learning materials
• Work based learning

It is recognised that learners learn in a variety of ways and the teaching and learning on the programme will take account of these different needs.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£6,165
per year
England
£6,165
per year
EU
£6,165
per year
Northern Ireland
£6,165
per year
Scotland
£6,165
per year
Wales
£6,165
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Digbeth Campus - Main Site

Department:

Higher Education

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