Level 5 HND in Healthcare Professions

Level 5 HND in Healthcare Professions

Level 5 HND in Healthcare Professions

Level 5 HND in Healthcare Professions

Level 5 HND in Healthcare Professions

Higher Education

Course Overview

The Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Healthcare Professions’ is a two-year BTEC course that will give you the skills and knowledge you need to work in various healthcare settings. You'll learn anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, and other essential healthcare topics. You'll also gain practical experience through placements in hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare facilities.

The course will run on a Monday and Tuesday at 9am to 5pm.

**To apply for this course please contact Vicki Quilter on 01256 306489 or via email at vicki.quilter@bcot.ac.uk**

Course Content

Course units include:
  • Law, Policy and Ethical Practice
  • 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
  • Principles of Health Education
  • Effective Healthcare Practices Using Maths
  • Applied Anatomy and Physiology
  • Innovation and Improvement through Participatory Action Research
  • Reflective Approaches in Implementing Person-centred Practice
  • Planning Care in Practice
  • Meeting the Needs of Individuals with Longterm Heath Conditions
  • Team and Individual Leadership: Mentoring and Coaching Others
  • End-of-Life Planning and Support
  • Optional - Supporting Mental Health

The units within the qualification have been drawn from the Pearson BTEC Higher Nationals in Healthcare Practice (Healthcare Assistant Practitioner). They have been edited in response to stakeholders' feedback, including employers and education providers. Professional bodies were consulted and engaged with the original qualification development. We are very grateful to the employers, education providers, and other individuals who have generously shared their time and expertise to help develop this qualification from the existing HND in Healthcare Practice (Assistant Practice), and those who have supported the final iteration of the Higher Nationals in Healthcare Professions’ Support for England: 
  • Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust 
  • Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust 
  • Mid and South Essex Hospitals Group 
  • Liverpool NHS Foundation Trust 
  • University Hospital Southampton 
  • Warrington & Vale Royal College 
  • Royal Berkshire Hospital 
  • Liverpool College 
  • East Sussex College 
  • Sunderland College 
  • ICON College of Technology and Management.

Entry Requirement

A successful learner for this HE program will require one or more of:
  • A level 3 qualification in Healthcare
  • GCSE English and maths at grade C/4 or above
  • Access to Higher Education 
  • Related work experience
  • An international qualification of the above


  • Assignments
  • Presentations
  • Assessments both practical and theoretical
  • Work placements

Where does this course lead to

The HND is a highly respected qualification that will open up many doors for you. You could eventually work as a nurse, midwife, physiotherapist, or occupational therapist. You could also work in a variety of other healthcare roles, such as healthcare assistant, health visitor, or social worker.

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Course Outline

Course Code: PH05

Study Mode: Higher Education

Location: Basingstoke

Start Date: 16/09/2024

Duration: 2 Years

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