The Course

The BTEC Higher National Qualification in Integrated Health and Social Care is ideal for students wanting to continue their education through applied learning.

The programme provides students with sound academic knowledge and the practical skills needed for a successful career in the health or social care settings.

Students must complete a minimum of 225 hours of work placement whilst on the programme, and it is the responsibility of students to source appropriate work-based experiences with the support of the course tutor and existing industry links within the local area.

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  • What You Study

    Students will gain a broad knowledge and awareness of key aspects of the healthcare sector through completion of the following units:

    • Law, Policy and Ethical Practice in Health and Social Care
    • Demonstrating Professional Principles and Values in Health and Social Care Practice
    • Supporting the Individual Journey through Integrated Health and Social Care
    • Fundamentals of Evidence-based Practice
    • Addressing Health Inequalities
    • Changing Perspectives in Public Health
  • Entry Requirements

    • Applicants will have a minimum of 48 UCAS points, which may be from qualifications such as A-Levels, BTEC Level 3 Extended Diplomas, Access to HE Diplomas, and City and Guilds Advanced Technical Diplomas amongst others. Please use the UCAS Tariff points calculator to determine the UCAS points value of your qualification.
    • Applicants need GCSE English Language at grade C / 4 or above, or an equivalent qualification.
    • Applicants need an appropriate academic reference.
    • Life and / or experience of non-traditional students will be taken into account when considering applications. The successful completion of an entry task may be required when considering applications without the required formal entry qualifications.
    • If your first language is not English, or a Tier 4 student visa to study is required and GCSE grade C / 4 English or equivalent is not held, English language proficiency level such as International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 6.0 overall (with a minimum 5.5 in each skill) will need evidencing.
  • Contact Time

    Approximately 17 hours a week to include lectures, seminars and tutorials. Students are also expected to carry out a significant amount of private study in addition to contact time (25-30 hours a week). A part-time option is also available, which is taught alongside the full-time programme.

    Students can expect to receive their timetables during induction week.

  • Work Experience

    Students must complete a minimum of 225 hours of work placement whilst on the programme, and it is the responsibility of students to source appropriate work based experiences with the support of the course tutor and existing industry links within the local area.

  • Learning and Teaching Approach

    This programme is delivered with a variety of learning and teaching approaches to include all students’ learning styles and preferences. For all modules, theory lectures are delivered that aim to deliver the core content and provide the underpinning knowledge. To complement the theory lectures, students have group seminars/practical sessions that are used to reinforce concepts delivered theoretically.

    The teaching methods focus on facilitating a student-centred approach to enhance the independent learning that takes place outside of the classroom.

    Teaching will take place on the Bishop Burton campus with blended learning used to take advantage of learning technologies to provide support and allow students to participate and engage in learning wherever they are located or working.

  • How You're Assessed

    Assessments may include written assignments, seminars, poster presentations, role-plays, reports, portfolios, case studies and presentations. Opportunities for feedback on assessments are available prior to the final submission to support student development and achievement.

    Staff aim to return assessed work within a 15 working day timeframe (not including holidays) in order that students can most benefit from the feedback.

  • Progression

    Upon successful completion of the HNC programme students can progress onto HND or the second year (level 5) of related Bachelors or Foundation degree study (subject to the approval of prior learning from the delivering institution).

  • Careers

    Senior care assistant, senior support worker in a range of health and care settings, pathway tracker, integrated support worker, care navigator or coordinator.

  • Equipment Required / Additional Costs

    Students may need to complete an enhanced DBS check £40.00 (additional optional fee of £13.00 per year for the Update Service) to fulfil the voluntary work placement requirements of the programme. A range of additional qualifications, short courses and study tours/trips may be offered at an additional cost; these are confirmed prior to student purchase.

    A suitable electronic device, e.g. a laptop or tablet, with internet connectivity is required for accessing online learning.

    On successful completion of the programme, students have the opportunity to graduate at a ceremony wearing formal dress.  The hire of the formal dress is an additional cost.   

  • How To Apply

    Full-time applications should apply via UCAS using code HHSC. Part-time applications should apply via our online application form.

  • Download Programme Guide

    Download our programme guide to find out more about the HNC Healthcare Practice (Integrated Health and Social Care) programme.

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