BTEC Higher National Diploma in Health and Social Care (Management)
About the course
Interested in working in a rewarding and caring profession? Perhaps you already work in a health and social care setting and want to improve your career prospects? In either case, take the HND in Health and Social Care Management degree with The City College to gain a thorough insight into this highly valuable, nationally recognised qualification.
|Starting Dates||January / April / September|
|Mode of Study||Full-time & Part-time|
|Duration||2 years / 3 years|
|Award||BTEC HND Diploma in Health & Social Care (Management)|
|Price Per Year||Full Time £6,165/year|
The BTEC Level 5 HND programme must contain a minimum of 125 credits at level 5.
|BTEC Higher National Diploma in Health and Social Care (Management)|
|Unit||Mandatory core units||Unit level||Unit credit|
|This is a 16-unit qualification made up of mandatory core and specialist units. Listed below are the specialist units. Specialist units must have a total credit value of 115 credits.|
|Unit||Specialist units||Unit level||Unit credit|
Qualification credit value : a minimum of 240 credits
The normal timescale for an HND by full time study is two years and, although you will receive a Diploma certificate at the end of those two years, you will, at the same time, have completed the equivalent of the first two years of an undergraduate Health & Social Care degree from a UK university.
The BTEC Higher National Diploma is awarded by Pearson and The City College works in partnership with this organisation to deliver the programme. As the awarding organisation, Pearson has approved The City College to offer a variety of HND qualifications. The College’s management team is then responsible for ensuring that the quality of the provision offered meets Pearson’s exacting conditions and standards.
Quality is monitored regularly through visits from Pearson’s External Examiners and regular management reviews.
The HND is a 16-unit qualification of which eight units are mandatory core units, and a further eight units are chosen by the College from a list generated by Pearson. Taken all together will be 16 units that will give you an excellent grounding for going on to study all these important health and social care practice, and management subjects at a higher level.
Your academic year is divided into three terms, in each term you will normally study 2-3 units, split between core units and specialist units. Each unit is assessed by a single assessment instrument which will be either an assignment or an examination. Overall, you will be expected to attend College for lectures for a minimum 15-18 hours every week.
Work Experience Requirement
Are you currently working in the health and social care sector? If so, you must provide proof of this. If you have never worked in the sector, you will be required to commit to finding suitable work early on in your course. The College will assist you with this, but the responsibility for finding suitable work experience rests with you. Please be aware that you must be able to prove that you have a minimum of 200 hours of relevant work experience in order to be able to achieve the HND in Health & Social Care. This is a mandatory requirement of the course and there is no way around this.
Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and possess either a level 3 qualification (or equivalent) or at least 4 GCSEs, one GCE A level with a good command of the English Language. Equivalent overseas qualifications are also accepted. Applicants over 21 years of age without formal qualifications with appropriate work experience may also be accepted.
All applicants will be asked to provide evidence of their proficiency in English Language equivalent to an overall IELTS score of 5.5 with no section scoring less than 5.00.
All applicants will also need to sit a Literacy & Numeracy test and attend an interview as part of the selection process for Admission.
What can I do with my HND in Health & Social Care Management?
Once you have successfully completed your HND in Health & Social Care Management, you can continue to study at University. You may be able use your HND to gain access to a Social Work, Nursing, or other healthcare professional course depending on your grades. For Nursing and Social Work, you will be required to follow the full degree programme, as these professions are individually regulated and the regulators require students to achieve their entire qualification. You might be eligible for a government bursary for these course, but you should check beforehand as availability and requirements do vary. You may also be eligible to enter similarly related degree courses but you need to check this with your chosen university, or you may choose to finish an undergraduate degree in Health & Social Care. Different universities will have different entry requirements (in terms of the grade they require in your HND) so it is worth checking this as soon as you decide which university you might like to attend. If you are unsure about funding for your choice of study programme through the Student Finance England student loan scheme, please check this with the Student Finance Advisor at the College if you have any concerns.
Alternatively, if you wish to go straight into work with your HND, you will find that you can apply for more senior (i.e. managerial or advanced practice) roles than before. Again, depending on the grades that you have achieved during your HND, you may even be able to apply for graduate positions and, of course, your work experience from before and during your studies will all count too!
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