HND in Healthcare Practice (Integrated Health and Social Care)


Awarding Body: Pearson

RQF: 5


Fees: £6000/Year

Academic Year: 2023/24, 2024/25, 2025/26



The purpose of the Pearson BTEC Higher National in Healthcare Practice is 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 objectives of the Pearson BTEC Higher Nationals in Healthcare Practice are as follows:

  • To equip students with the Healthcare Practice skills, the knowledge and 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 provide opportunities for students to enter or progress in employment in healthcare, or
    progress to higher education qualifications such as an Honours degree in Nursing, Public
    Health, Healthcare Administration or a related area
  • To provide opportunities for students to develop the skills, techniques and personal
    attributes essential for successful working lives
  • 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 opportunities to address contemporary health and care issues
    facing the sector, and society at large, with particular emphasis on integrated and
    compassionate care, and person-centred approaches to providing healthcare to individuals across their lifespan
  • To provide opportunities for students to achieve a nationally-recognised professional
    qualification within their chosen area of specialisation
  • To offer students the chance of career progression in their chosen field, with particular emphasis on achieving management-level positions, professional recognition and beyond
  • To allow flexibility of study and to meet local or specialist needs
  • To offer a balance between employability skills and the knowledge essential for students with entrepreneurial, employment or  academic aspirations
  • To provide students with the context in which to consider professional ethics and their
    relation to personal, professional and statutory responsibilities within the industry.

We meet these objectives by:

  • Providing a thorough grounding in healthcare principles and a degree of specialism at Level 5 relating to individual professions within the healthcare sector.
  • Equipping individuals with sector-relevant acumen, understanding and healthcare practice skills for success in a range of the healthcare, health promotion, navigation and non-clinical supervisory or lower management roles in healthcare.
  • Enabling progression to a university degree by supporting the development of appropriate academic study skills.

Your Future

London Churchill College (LCC) facilitates an excellent student experience in bringing practice into the curriculum and helping students to reflect on their work experience and their professional and personal development. The Work Experience Policy sets out arrangements for and integration of
work experience and voluntary work-based learning into our courses and identifies responsibilities for the College, students and employers.

Professional Recognition

Pearson’s qualifications are nationally and internationally recognised by employers and professional organisations. The recognition of the Higher National Diploma (HND) is a way for students to prepare for jobs and careers in their chosen field through membership of relevant professional bodies. Pearson students and graduates may be offered exemptions by professional bodies from parts of their own qualifications in relation to membership.

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