Health and Social Care Studies BTEC (HND)

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Health and Social Care Studies (HND) Course

About Our Health and Social Care Studies Higher National Diploma Course

This course is suitable for anyone wishing to learn the knowledge, skills and tools essential to the many facets of health and social care studies. The health and social care vocational training course will prepare you to enter a higher education degree programme, or enter directly into employment in management.

You will have the opportunity to learn about anatomy and physiology, human growth and development, diseases, diagnoses and treatments, promotion of health, social issues such as poverty, relationships, responsibilities and skills in social care, and much more.

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Health and Social Care Studies (HND) Course

About Our Health and Social Care Studies Higher National Diploma Course

This course is suitable for anyone wishing to learn the knowledge, skills and tools essential to the many facets of health and social care studies. The health and social care vocational training course will prepare you to enter a higher education degree programme, or enter directly into employment in management.

You will have the opportunity to learn about anatomy and physiology, human growth and development, diseases, diagnoses and treatments, promotion of health, social issues such as poverty, relationships, responsibilities and skills in social care, and much more.

You may take up to 2 years to complete this course and you will receive unlimited tutor support throughout.

About BTEC HNDs

BTEC (Business Technical Education Council) courses are vocational-related training courses that prepare you to enter either into a higher education degree program, or directly into employment. BTECs are developed with key representatives from their respective industry and are built to progress the learner along a vocational path. The courses are continually updated with employers’ needs in mind so that you are given the knowledge, skills and tools most suitable for your field. BTECs also provide direct advancement into university programmes.

BTEC HNDs (Higher National Diplomas) are at the fifth level of the BTEC scale. They are worth 240 credits and are equivalent to a Foundation Degree or HE (Higher Education) Diploma.

You can take BTEC courses together with, or instead of A-levels.

What Can I Do After Completing This BTEC Health and Social Care Course?

Once you have successfully completed this course you will be able to use your HND in Health and Social Care Studies as a qualification to enter into university, complete a final year of study, and obtain a full degree.

To view direct progression routes from BTEC HND, and the range of worldwide universities this qualification is recognised by, please download this Progression Details Document. Please note: this list is not exhaustive.

In addition, the download file also contains the professional bodies you will be entitled to join after completing BTEC HND studies. Please note the professional body will depend upon your course title. Please also note: the list is not exhaustive.

Here is an updated list of UK Universities which will accept the BTEC HND as a qualification with which you can top up with a third year at university to gain a full degree.

Financing Your HND Health and Social Care Course

You have options for financing your BTEC course. You can either pay everything up front so you don't have to think about it again, or we have an instalment payment plan available, whereby you pay a deposit of £194.44 plus 17 monthly intalments of £194.44.

Syllabus

This comprehensive course is made up of 16 units, each unit covering an essential aspect of health and social care studies:

Unit 1: Using information, communication and technology (ICT) in the study of Health and Social Care practices

Unit 2: Human growth and development

Unit 3: Essential anatomy and physiology for care practitioners

Unit 4: Health and Disease

Unit 5: Care and Communication

Unit 6: Focus on social issues

Unit 7: Socialisation, attachment and lifestyle

Unit 8: Focus on disease models

Unit 9: Public health contexts

Unit 10: Diagnosis and treatments

Unit 11: Promoting health

Unit 12: Research in health and social care

Unit 13: Safe caring and care services

Unit 14: Care contexts: roles and responsibilities

Unit 15: Antimicrobial resistance

Unit 16: Pharmacology for health and social care practitioners

For a more detailed syllabus, please view this Health and Social Care Studies Syllabus.

Study Hours

Approximately 60 hours per unit

Qualifications

Qualification: BTEC Higher National Diploma in Health and Social Care Studies

On successful completion of this course you will receive a BTEC Higher National Diploma in Health and Social Care Studies from EdExcel. The Diploma is equivalent to a Foundation Degree or HE (Higher Education) Diploma.

Edexcel is the UK’s largest awarding organisation, offering academic and vocational qualifications and testing to schools, colleges, employers and other places of learning in the UK and internationally.

BTEC HNDs are at the fifth level of the BTEC scale, equivalent to Level 5 of the QCF. They are worth 240 credits.

Requirements for Entry

All students must be 17 years of age and above to complete this course. Students should have completed a Level 3 Diploma or A level standard course (or equivalent) before successfully achieving the Level 5 qualification. All of our Level 3 courses meet this requirement.

All students must be 17 years of age and above to complete this course. Students should have completed a Level 3 Diploma or A level standard course (or equivalent) before successfully achieving the Level 5 qualification. All of our Level 3 courses meet this requirement.

Benefits

Additional Information

You will receive a certificate from Edexcel. Certificate fees are included in the course fee.

The course can be enrolled upon by international students. There are no deadlines for enrolments; you may enrol on this course at any time.

What's Included

Online study materials to enable the student to successfully complete the Diploma. Support is provided by a personal tutor via the online system for the duration of the course (2 years). Examination board certification upon completion, all coursework marking and moderating.

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