Qualification frameworks Pearson BTEC Higher National qualifications are designated Higher
Education qualifications in the UK. They are aligned to the Framework for Higher Education
Qualifications (FHEQ) in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland, and Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) Subject Sector Benchmarks. These qualifications have been regulated to the Ofqual Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF).

To achieve the HND in Social and Community Work, students are required to complete 14 units.
Qualification credit value is a minimum of 240 credits. This is made up of fourteen units, twelve with a value of 15 credits, and two with a value of 30 credits.

Student Progression to Year 2:

  • Students should PASS/Achieve minimum of 90 credits to be allowed to start the second year.
    a) Each unit in year 1 carries 15 credits, hence student should PASS a minimum of 6 units
  • Students who are unsuccessful in achieving 90 credits (Pass minimum 6 units), should stay in year 1 to complete minimum requirements.

Any student who does not meet progression requirements may not be allowed, at the discretion of the College, to continue and the termination process will be invoked.

Guidance on Re-submission and Repeat:

  • A Student will only have one Re-submission opportunity for a Referred unit. A Re-submission
    typically involves a reworking of the original task.
  • At the discretion of the Assessment and Progression Board, a student who has not passed the
    Re-Submission may have the opportunity to Repeat an assignment. This will not be based on the
    original task.
  • Students may not be allowed to transfer; this is at the discretion of the College.
  • Re-submission and Repeat should be capped to PASS.
  • There is a 450 hours work experience requirement for students to complete over the two years period.
Structure of HND in Healthcare Practice at LCC (Integrated Health and Social Care)
SL noUnit NoUnit nameLevelUnit creditTerm, Year
11Law, Policy and Ethical Practice in Health and Social Care (core)415Term 1, Year 1
22Demonstrating Professional Principles and Values in Health and Social Care Practice (core)430
34Fundamentals of Evidence-based Practice (Pearson-set Project) (core)415
43Supporting the Individual Journey through Integrated Health and Social Care (core)415Term 2, Year 1
517Effective Reporting and Record-keeping in Health and Social Care Services (core)415
66Supporting Dementia Care (optional L4)415
713Supporting Individuals with Specific Needs (optional L4)415Term 3, Year 1
818Innovation and Improvement through Action Research (Pearson-set Project) (core)530
919Reflective Approaches in Implementing Person-centred Practice (core)515Term 1, Year 2
1026Supporting Team and Partnership Working Across Health and Social Care Services
(Specialist Mandatory)
1122Supporting Individuals through Significant Life Events (Specialist Mandatory)515Term 2, Year 2
1220Care Planning Processes in Healthcare Practice (Specialist Mandatory)515
1323Managing Quality in Care Environments (specialist L5)515Term 3, Year 2
1425Facilitating Change in Healthcare Environments (specialist L5)515

Work Experience

LCC locates learning in the context of the student’s workplace or volunteering activities. In the

Pearson HND Social and Community students must agree to complete the mandatory requirements
of 375 hours of work experience. Students undertake a variety of work experience including Work-integrated
Learning and Work-based Learning. The Work Experience Policy explains the
requirements and responsibilities of all parties, where appropriate. This can be completed prior to
joining the College or during the Programme.

Pathway Min. no. of placement/ experience Types of settings Minimum number of hours in each placement/ experience
HND in Healthcare
Practice (Integrated
Health and Social
One Any health and/or
social care setting
providing direct care to
service users

Program Learning Outcomes

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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