Department of Health and Social Care

Course Title: HND in Healthcare Practice (Integrated Health and Social Care)
Course Level: Pearson BTEC Level 5 Regulated Qualification Framework(RQF)
Course Code: BCVR2 (QAN No. 603/2294/9)
Please click here to download the course handbook in pdf

The Department of Health and Social Care at ICON College of Technology and Management focuses on offering quality undergraduate studies in Health and Social Care leading to gaining a BTEC Higher National Diploma in Healthcare Practice. The purpose of new (RQF) HND Course Diploma in Healthcare Practice is aimed at students wanting to continue their education through applied learning and 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.

During the two years of study, students will be able to demonstrate a sound knowledge of the basic concepts, values and principles of healthcare practice, and the skills to perform effectively as a support worker in a number of different settings in the healthcare sector. They will be able to communicate accurately and appropriately and they will have the behaviours and qualities needed for employment that requires some degree of personal responsibility. They will have developed a range of transferable skills to ensure effective team working, independent initiatives, organisational competence and problem-solving strategies. They will be adaptable and flexible in their approach to healthcare practice, show resilience under pressure, and meet challenging targets within a given resource.

Students successfully completing the studies will be awarded the Pearson HND after certification. Students with satisfactory grades in the HND can apply to continue their higher education at a UK university to complete a degree course in the chosen field using the top-up courses.

  Entry Requirements:
To meet the entry criteria for admission to level 5 HND Courses,
A candidate must have either:
A level 3 qualification
A level 2 qualifications and relevant work experience
or substantial work experience related to the field of proposed study
and,
Demonstrate capability in English equivalent to CEFR level B2 e.g. IELTS 5.5 (including 5.5 for reading and writing), PTE 51 or equivalent.
and,
Demonstrate a Commitment to Study and a reasonable expectation of success on the Course

International qualifications at the appropriate level will also be accepted. The College will use UK NARIC to determine the equivalence of any international qualifications..

Where applicants do not have a formal qualification to demonstrate capability in English, they will be required to undertake the Colleges written English Language test before an offer of a place on a course is made. Judgement of their capability in spoken English will be assessed by the Admission Tutors at the interview. Suitable alternative arrangements to written tests will be made where a student declares a disability, specific learning difficulty or long-term health condition on their application form, e.g. oral questioning, amanuensis etc.

  Course Duration:

The duration of the course is minimum 2 years.

  Course Structure:

All students take a total of 14 units over 2 years to gain an HND in Healthcare Practice. Units are at level 4 (7 units - which one unit is 30 credits) and level 5 (7 units- which one unit is 30 credits).

Unit No

Level 4 Units (7 Units, 120 Credit Value)

Unit Type

Unit Credit

1

Law, Policy and Ethical Practice in HSC

Core

15

2

Demonstrating Professional Principles and Values in HSC Practice

Core

30

3

Supporting the Individual Journey through Integrated HSC

Core

15

4

Fundamentals of Evidence-based Practice (Pearson set project)

Core

15

5

Health Education in Action

Optional

15

13

Supporting Individuals with Specific Needs

Optional

20

17

Effective Reporting and Record keeping in HSC

Mandatory

20


Unit No

Level 5 Units (7 Units, 120 Credit Value)

Unit Type

Unit Credit

18

Innovation and Improvement through Action Research (Pearson set project)

Core Mandatory

30

19

Reflective Approaches in Implementing Person centred Practice

Core Mandatory

15

20

Care Planning Processes in Health Care Practice

Specialist Mandatory

15

22

Supporting Individuals through Significant Life Events

Specialist Mandatory

15

23

Managing Quality in Care Environments

Specialist Mandatory

15

26

Supporting Team and Partnership Working Across HSC Services

Specialist Mandatory

15

28

Holistic Approaches to Health Promotion

Specialist

15

Note: All units in the above table are subject to change as and when required by the College without prior notice.
  Course Assessment:

This HND course is assessed by a mixture of assignments and presentations and a Professional Learning and Development portfolio (PLAD). It also requires at least 450 hours of work experience/placement in health and/or social care settings to be completed over the two year period of qualification.. Each unit is internally assessed and graded by qualified tutor/assessors and internal verifiers, and then externally by an Pearson examiner. Grades awarded are Pass, Merit and Distinction.

  Progrssion Route:

You may top-up your HND to a BA/BSc(Hons) at many UK universities. With a UK Honours degree you will be able to compete in global market for jobs, or even proceed to a Master's degree.Please click here for the employment details.

  Further Information:

See the Pearson website https://qualifications.pearson.com for more information about HNDs.

     

 
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