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Healthcare Practice (Level 5 Higher National Certificate)

Care & Health

Course Overview

The new RQF Higher Nationals in Healthcare Practice bring a new, responsive and refreshing approach to Higher Nationals for the Health and Social Care sector. Developed with input from employers, educators, students and service users, the new qualification sits alongside its sister qualification, the Higher Nationals in Social and Community Work. The new qualifications share core units, and practice themes across all units, focused on the core knowledge, skills, values and behaviours required of practitioners in the sector. Your work will be assessed through coursework and placement experience. A mandatory requirement is that students are deemed fit for placement. Each student must have Access NI Clearance. Students will require appropriate dress / uniform for work in health and social care setting and be deemed ‘placement ready’ by the college
  • Study Mode
  • Duration
    1 year full time / 2 years part time
  • Campus
    Strand Road

Important Message

Fees must be paid at the time of enrolment, or arrangements should be put in place to pay by instalments. The full fee includes tuition, registration and examination fees (where relevant). Depending on your circumstances you may be entitled to a reduced (concessionary) fee. Reduced fees are applied to the cost of tuition only. Failure to enrol before the Awarding Body deadline may result in you incurring a late fee.

Available Sessions

  • Course
    Start Date
  • Course: Pearson BTEC Higher National Certificate in Healthcare Practice Ref D049
    Campus: Strand Road
    Type: Part Time
    Start Date:
    (Wed: 9:00AM-6:00PM)
    Full £500.00
    Concession £200.00
    Examination £223.00

Course Offering

  • Site location Strand Road
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Entry Requirements

UK Requirements

32 UCAS points or equivalent plus 5 GCSE’s at grade C or above to include English GCSE or equivalent. (Essential Skills Level 2) GCSE Maths is preferable but not essential. Extended Diploma PPP plus GCSE’s at grade C or above to include English GCSE or equivalent. (Essential Skills Level 2) GCSE Maths is preferable but not essential. Access 40%ROI: 32 UCAS or above. Students must also have English at O5 or above. Maths O5 or above is desirable but not essential.

What's Next?

Further Study

This course seeks to facilitate entry to university to study courses such as Nursing and other health related courses.

Additional Information



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    This course had a huge impact on my life. Not only did it give me the confidence to start my own photography business, but I also gained friends for life!
    Linda McGlinchey (Photography)
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    The support I received at College helped prepare me for work in the Healthcare sector. I'm now a fully qualified, registered nurse.
    Tonya Webb (Health & Welfare)

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