Healthcare Practice HND
The course covers all aspects of healthcare and has a strong emphasis on applying theory directly to practice
in relation to working in healthcare settings. It also emphasises ‘reflective practice’ so that you develop a
professional approach to your development. Units will include care planning, supporting independent living,
health equalities and an action research project.
Students can either be working in a healthcare setting or will need to undertake work placement which can
be arranged by the College. Work placements will need to be 450 hours over the two year which equates to
one to two days per week.
How will I be assessed?
A range of assessment methods are used including projects, investigations, essays, professional reflections, a
portfolio of professional practice, tutor and supervisor/manager observations in the work/placement setting.
There are no external examinations for this course.
What could I do next?
There are many progression routes for example; The Level 5 Higher National Diploma is recognised by Higher
Education providers as meeting admission requirements to many relevant health and social care-related
courses, for example: BA/BSc (Hons) in Management Studies (Health and Social Care) or Health Studies.
Progression into management is also possible within the workplace.
You will need a minimum of 48 UCAS points from either Level 3 courses such as A/AS Levels or an Extended
Diploma or equivalent qualifications such as an NVQ Level 3 or relevant industry experience. Good written
skills and ability to manage assignments and work/placement. Passion for working in a healthcare setting or
related work and willingness to want to develop practice.
Are there any special expenses?
Course fees are £5000 a year for which a student loan can be applied for. Students will need to cover the cost
of travel to placement if required as well as the usual materials required for study i.e folders and stationery.
Course Type: HND
Duration: 2 Years
Fee: £5,000.00 per year
Payable Now: £0.00
Time: Mondays 5:00pm - 8:00pm and Tuesdays 1:30pm - 8:00pm
Start Date: Mon 09 Sep 2019