Degree Courses

HND in Healthcare Practice (Healthcare Management)

Kickstart your impressive career in HND in Healthcare Practice (Healthcare Management)

key information about this course
Programme Start Date:
30th Jan 2023
Qualification Code:
2 years
Application Deadline:
27th Jan 2023
London, Limeharbour
Awarded By:
Delivery Through:
Guided Learning Hours:
960 and 450 work placement
Independent Learning Hours:
Total Hours 2400
Course Introduction

The demand for healthcare professionals is at an all-time high as social and healthcare demand rises. It's a great time to start on the path of becoming a healthcare professional if you have ever thought about it or if you work in healthcare and want to further your career. The purpose of Pearson BTEC Higher Nationals in Healthcare Practice is to develop students as professional, self-reflecting individuals, able to meet the demands of employers in the health and social care sector and adapt to a constantly changing world. This will also help the healthcare providers to progress and develop as qualified professionals who can meet the demands of employers in the healthcare sector and familiarise themselves with continuously varying practices in the healthcare sector. This qualification will provide all the foundational building blocks you need for a fulfilling and successful career in the healthcare sector.

The Pearson BTEC Level 5 HND in Healthcare Practice requires at least 225 hours of work experience/placement in health and/or social care settings.

Ideal for

With the increasing emphasis on health promotion, public health, and social care, this course will provide a thorough grounding in the key concepts and practical skills required in the Health and Social Care sector. This course will open opportunities in healthcare and can lead to further specialist studies depending on your chosen career path. For those already working in healthcare, it provides the opportunity to further develop your career through enhancing your skills, knowledge and understanding within your role. It will also help you plan a clear path into future healthcare roles.

Why Study with ABA

Studying our HNC/HND in Healthcare Practice will give you transferrable skills that can be applied indifferent healthcare careers. It will also prepare you for undergraduate study in specialist areas such as health and social care or public health. We allocate a personal coordinator with ongoing support via email and telephone to every student. The course is delivered by our team of experienced healthcare professionals and educators who possess considerable healthcare management and teaching experience. Our high-quality course content combined with a blended learning approach will ensure you remain engaged and motivated.

Skills you will Acquire

Graduates successfully completing the Pearson BTEC Higher National Certificate in Healthcare Practice 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 several different settings in the healthcare sector. Students completing the Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Healthcare Practice (Nursing and Healthcare Assistant) pathway may be able to progress directly into employment in Nursing Assistant or Senior Healthcare Support Work/Assistant roles providing they meet employer and statutory requirements. The skills offered as part of the Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma can provide graduates with the opportunity to work in many different areas of the health and social care sector.

Employability skills such as team working and entrepreneurialism as well as practical hands-on skills have also been built into the curriculum. This gives you the opportunity to use relevant contexts, scenarios, and materials to enable students to develop a portfolio of evidence demonstrating the breadth of their skills and knowledge in a way that equips them for employment.

Below are some examples of job roles that could lead to:

Health educator, public health practitioner, wellbeing co-ordinator, research assistant, health improvement officer, non-clinical managerial co-ordinator and supervisory roles in healthcare administration, operation and support services, e.g. information, office, patient services, estates, health improvement services, senior healthcare support/assistant or nursing assistant/auxiliary roles in a range of areas of specialism, e.g. adult and community nursing, clinical support, midwifery support, rehabilitation services.

What you will Study

The course is made up of the following 14 units:


Year 1


1.    Unit 1 Law, Policy and Ethical Practice in Health and Social Care

2.    Unit 2 Demonstrating Professional Principles and Values in Health and Social Care Practice (30 CREDITS)

3.    Unit 3 Supporting the Individual Journey through Integrated Health and Social Care

4.    Unit 4 Fundamentals of Evidence-based Practice (Pearson-set Project)

5.    Unit 10 Developing Operational Management Skills for Healthcare Practice

6.    Unit 17 Effective Reporting and Record-keeping in Health and Social Care Services

7.    Unit 12 Supporting Independent Living(Specialist/Optional Unit)


The Pearson BTEC Level 4 HNC in Healthcare Practice requires at least 225 hours of work experience/placement in health and/or social care settings.


Core Units

8.   Unit 23 Managing Quality in Care Environments

9.   Unit 25 Facilitating Change in Healthcare Environments

10.  Unit 29 Human Resource Management for Healthcare

11.  Unit 27 Supporting Team and Partnership Working Across Health and Care Services

12.  Unit 32 Team and Individual Leadership: Coaching and Mentoring Others.

13.  Unit 19 Reflective Approaches in Implementing Person Centred Practice

14.  Unit 18 Innovation and Improvement through Action Research (Pearson-set Project)

Entry Requirements

The Pearson BTEC Higher National qualifications are accredited on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF)for learners aged 18 years and over.


·   BTEC Level 3 qualification in a related subject area

·   GCE Advanced Level profile demonstrating robust performance in a relevant subject (likely to be supported by GCSE grades at A* to C)

·   Other related Level 3 qualifications

·   Access to a higher education certificate or relevant work experience

·   Interview


Students who are non-native English speakers or who have not studied Level 3 in United Kingdom should have an accepted English language B2 (CEFR) or IELTS 5.5 with a minimum of 5.0 awarded on individual sections.

Fees & Funding

Course Fee: £6,000

Finance options

At Applied Business Academy we tailor our training to suit your needs. Further, we only deliver courses that we expect the value you could get out of them to far exceed the cost of the course. There are three ways to cover the cost of this course. To check your student finance eligibility, please get in touch with the finance team at or visit StudentFinance England website:


1.  Funding and grants

Please speak to our course advisor to find out further if you qualify for this funding option.


2.  Self-Funding

You could opt to pay up front or discuss a payment plan for the full cost of the course with our advisors.


3.  Company Funded

Your current employer can support your cost for this course either in part or in full. Please discuss this with our course advisor if you are looking for more information on this finance option.

Progression Opportunities

The purpose of Pearson BTEC Higher Nationals inHealthcare Practice is to develop students as professional, self-reflecting individuals who are able to meet the demands of employers in the health and social care sector and adapt to a constantly changing world.The qualification goal to widen exposure to healthcare management and enhance the career prospects of those who undertake them.

On successful completion, students can develop their careers in the healthcare sector through:
Completing a Higher Apprenticeship
Entering employment
Continuing existing employment
Committing to Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
Progressing to university


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:

BSc (Hons) in Management Studies (Health and Social Care)
BA/BSc (Hons) in Health and Social Care
BA/BSc (Hons) in Health Studies
BSc (Hons) in Adult Nursing
BSc (Hons) in Public Health
BSc (Hons) in Health Promotion

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