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Healthcare Practice (Level 4 Certificate of Higher Education)

Open University
Care & Health

Course Overview

This is a new, innovative and challenging programme for those wishing to progress on to degrees in Nursing, Midwifery, Occupational Therapy and Paramedic Science, or those wishing to work in the Healthcare sector. You will study practical modules that are very relevant to working in healthcare, and complete a substantial placement of 770hrs (24hrs/week) where you will gain relevant skills, knowledge and experience for working in a modern healthcare environment. Some of the skills you will cover include: - Person-centred care - Communication - Infection Control - Medicines Management - Acute and Emergency Care - Mobility - Hygiene, skin integrity and wound care This Level 4 programme is assessed using a range of methods including coursework, presentations, portfolios, class tests, reports, simulated assessment and in-practice assessment. Following successful completion of the Level 4 programme, students can progress to degree-level study in the area of health and care and/or employment in the health and care sector.
  • Start Date
    9 Sept 2024
  • Study Mode
    Full-Time
  • Duration
    1 Year
  • Campus
    Strand Road

Available Sessions

  • Course
    Campus
    Type
    Start Date
    Fees
  • Course: Open University Level 4 Certificate of Higher Education in Healthcare Practice
    Campus: Strand Road
    Type: Full Time
    Start Date: 09/09/2024
    Fees:
    £2,500 per annum (subject to change)

Course Offering

  • Site location Strand Road

Course Modules

  • Introduction to Healthcare Practice
  • Introduction to Health & Social Care
  • Work Placement in Health & Social Care
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Entry Requirements

UK Requirements

48 UCAS points or equivalent, plus English GCSE Grade C or equivalent (Essential Skills Level 2). Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning - Applicants who do not meet the criteria outlined above, but have evidence of substantial knowledge or relevant industrial experience and skills, are also eligible to apply. Attendance at information session and interview required by all applicants. Access NI check required for all successful applicants. Please note: Math GCSE grade C (or Essential Skills Level 2) although not essential on entry, must be completed in addition to course studies.

ROI Requirements

48 UCAS points or above. Students must also have English at Grade 05 and above. Note: Whilst ILC 05/D1 is acceptable for English Leaving Cert Ordinary for entry to this Level 4 programme, students must be made aware that they should check the criteria for progression to their universities of choice as university entry requirements vary. Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning - Applicants who do not meet the criteria outlined above, but have evidence of substantial knowledge or relevant industrial experience and skills, are also eligible to apply. Attendance at information session and interview required by all applicants. Access NI check required for all successful applicants. Please note: Math GCSE grade C (or Essential Skills Level 2) although not essential on entry, must be completed in addition to course studies.

Additional Requirements Prior to Entry

Interview Required
Access NI Check
Attendance at Information Session

Work Placement

All students will complete a mandatory 770hrs (average 24hrs/week) practice placement within the Western Health & Social Care Trust, in addition to attending College for one full day each week.

Fee Information

  • Additional Fees
  • Materials -
  • Uniform - £30 approx

What's Next?

Further Study

Students can progress directly from this course onto several degree pathways including Nursing (Adult, Mental Health, Learning Disability), Midwifery, Paramedic Science and Occupational Therapy. Please note that it is the responsibility of the applicant to check the entry requirements for each university and to ensure that GCSE entry requirements for university are met before enrolling on a course at the College.

Career Prospects

Following successful completion of the Level 4 programme, students can progress to degree-level study in the area of health and care or employment in the healthcare sector. The opportunity also exists to continue your Nursing degree with the Open University if specific employment is secured within the WHSCT and the Trust agrees to release you to undertake this study. Completing this course is not a guarantee of employment with the Trust and securing employment with the Trust is not a guarantee that you will be released for further study.

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