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Enock Tsapayi

Programme Manager (Healthcare)

Healthcare Practice For England HND

This course is ideal for individuals who are looking to further their career in Health & Social Care. Students will develop as professional and self-reflecting individuals, able to meet the demands of employers in the healthcare sector. This programme can also lead to progression in further education.

  • Duration: 2 years full-time (4 days a week)
  • Award to be received: BTEC Higher National Diploma
  • Tuition Fee: £5,999 per year
  • Mandatory Enhanced DBS Check: £60
  • Annual £13 renewal charge for DBS update service

Course Details


The BTEC Higher National Diploma in Healthcare Practice for England is a Level 4 and Level 5 qualification. This course is full-time with 4 days per week of study and also includes a requirement of completing 450 hours of work placement.

Completing the HND course will enable you to progress in a Health and Social Care setting. Students from the programme may pursue a variety of careers such as working in NHS Trusts, Mental Health Organisations, Social Care Agencies, Community Services and Offending teams and Drug and Alcohol Agencies.

Key Details

Throughout the course you will study a number of  mandatory units, a small selection of which include:
  • Law, Policy and Ethical Practice
  • Demonstrating Professional Principles and Values
  • Addressing Health Inequalities
  • Effective Reporting and Record-keeping
  • Evidence Based Practice (Pearson- set Project)
You will be required to complete a practice-based assignment in which you will develop a Practical Learning, Assessment and Development Portfolio (PLAD); this will be used as evidence for your work placement. All students are required to find and complete 450 hours in a work-placement setting to complete this part of the course.

Entry Requirements

You must be over 18 years old and have one of the following:

  • BTEC National Certificate/Diploma in Care/Health Studies.
  • NVQ Level 3 in an appropriate vocational area.
  • Level 3 qualification 
  • You will also need a Level 2 qualification in literacy and numeracy.
  • You will be required to obtain an Enhanced DBS Certificate.

Applications are also welcome from mature students who have two years’ experience at managerial or supervisory level within a healthcare setting.

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