Higher National Diploma in Health and Social Care – Level 5

BTEC Higher Nationals are designed to provide a specialist vocational programme, linked to professional body requirements and National Occupational Standards where appropriate. They offer a strong, sector-related emphasis on practical skills development alongside the development of requisite knowledge and understanding. The qualifications provide a thorough grounding in the key concepts and practical skills required in their sector and their national recognition by employers allows direct progression to employment. A key progression path for BTEC HNC and HND learners is to the second or third year of a degree or honours degree programme, depending on the match of the BTEC Higher National units to the degree programme in question.

  • What will be studied
    • Communicating in Health and Social Care Organisations
    • Principles of Health and Social Care Practice
    • Health and Safety in the Health and Social Care Workplace
    • Personal and Professional Development in Health and Social Care Working in Partnership in Health and Social Care
  • What are the entry requirements?
    • A BTEC Level 3 Qualification in Health and Social Care at PPP = 48 UCAS points
    • A GCSE Level profile that demonstrates strong performance in a relevant subject or an adequate performance in more than one GCSE subject.
    • Grade C/4 or above in English and Maths
    • Other related level 3 qualifications will be considered at MMM
    • An Access to Higher Education Certificate received from an approved further education institution
    • Related work experience.
    • Learners must be aged 18 years on or before 31st August of the academic year that the programme commences.
    • An interview is required as well as a suitable reference, also a clear DBS report as you will be working with vulnerable people.
  • Where does this course lead to?
    • Bachelor's degrees, e.g. BA
    • BSc Professional Graduate Certificate in Education
    • Graduate certificates and diplomas
    • Learners studying the Pearson BTEC Level 5 HND Diploma in Health and Social Care should be able to progress to the second or third year of an undergraduate degree or directly into employment in an associated profession.
  • What qualifications will be gained?

    Pearson BTEC Level 5 HND Diploma in Health and Social Care

  • How will this course be delivered?

    You will be studying at college 3 days a week and on work placement 1 day each week. Work placement is an integral part of the course, therefore completion of placement hours is mandatory.

  • How will I be assessed?

    All units are internally assessed though the completion of written work, a successful work placement is required

  • How to get a place?

    Apply online at KCHE Apply

  • Exam Board:
    Pearson BTEC
    • Health administration
    • Care management
    • FE teaching
    • Community development
    • Charity officer
    • Social work
    • Nursing
    • Health therapies
    • Youth work


Start Date : September 2021 End Date : July 2023 Fee : N/A
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