HND Healthcare Professions’ Support (HTQ)
Health & Social Care
Students aged 16-18 | Adults
What is the course about?
HTQ National Diploma in Healthcare Professions’ Support for England is a programme developed to support the journey of those wanting to pursue a career within the healthcare sector, or to progress into a nursing role.
The programme will be studied full time over two years attending college two days per week.
Why should I choose the course?
On completion you may be provided with the opportunity to progress on to a university degree within the healthcare sector or on to a job role such as a health care assistant. It will enable you to gain experience within the sector through completing mandatory placement hours and being observed within the work place. The course can also enable staff to upskill and gain a higher position within their current role.
You will have access to the Health and Social Care Academy simulation ward and independent living flat where you will have practical sessions to build on your skills.
What will I learn?
In the first year you will complete the following;
- Unit 1: Law, Policy and Ethical Practice (15 Credits)
- Unit 2: Demonstrating Professional Principles and Values in Health and Social Care Practices (30 Credits)
- Unit 3: Supporting the Individual Journey through Integrated Health and Social Care (15 Credits)
- Unit 4: Fundamentals of Evidence-Based Practice (15 Credits)
- Unit 5: Principles of Health Education (15 Credits)
- Unit 7: Effective Healthcare Practice using Maths (15 Credits)
- Unit 9: Applied Anatomy and Physiology (15 Credits)
In the second year you will study the following;
- Unit 8: Innovation and Improvement through Participatory Action Research (30 Credits)
- Unit 9: Reflective Approaches in Implementing Person-centred Practice (15 Credits)
- Unit 10: Planning Care in Practice (15 Credits)
- Unit 11: Meeting the Needs of Individuals with Long-term Health Conditions (15 Credits)
- Unit 12: Team and Individual Leadership: Mentoring and Coaching Others (15 Credits)
- Unit 13: End of Life Care Planning and Support (15 Credits)
- Unit 23: Nursing – Principles and Fundamentals of Practice (15 Credits)
- Unit 18: Supporting Team and Partnership Working across Health and Social Care Services (15 Credits)
You will be required to complete a minimum of 225 hours work placement or experience in a healthcare setting in year 1 and again in year 2.
Please note that modules listed are indicative and may be subject to change. We do not guarantee that a non-mandatory unit will always run in any
What will the course lead on to?
On completion of the course, you may progress onto the following:
- Adult Nursing Degree
- Mental health nursing Degree
- Degree in Health and Social Care, Social Work, or many other health degree courses
- Direct employment in the health and social care sectors
What are the entry requirements?
You will typically have one of the following:
- A BTEC level 3 or other level 3 qualification in a related subject, minimum MPP or MM
- T Level with overall grade Pass
- A minimum of two A-Levels (A2) with one in a related subject at grade C or above
- Access to HE with relevant options
- Appropriate relevant work experience – mature students who have appropriate work experience in a related sector or role and/or have professional qualifications in a related industry are welcome to apply.
- A* to C grade and/or 9 to 4 in GCSE English (language or literature)
- A* to C grade and/or 9 to 4 in GCSE Maths
Non-native English speakers who have not undertaken their final two years of schooling in English need to demonstrate capability in English at a standard equivalent to the levels identified below. This is necessary before being recruited to the programme, as the programme is both taught and assessed in English:
- Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) level B2
- IELTS 5.5; reading and writing must be 5.5.
All HNC/HND programmes require the completion of a personal statement prior to an admissions interview being offered. You will also be required to provide a reference from one of the following options:
- A previous course leader/teacher (if progressing from a recently attended further or higher education course)
- A recent or current employer
- An appropriate professional who can provide a character reference (if you have not been in recent education or employment).
Applicants must have experience working within the health and social care sector and must complete a minimum of 450 hours work placement or experience over the two year period.
What are my funding options?
The fee for the course is £5995 per academic year.
Students applying to study on a Higher Education course can apply for a HE student loan at www.gov.uk/student-finance
For further Finance support and enquiries please visit https://www.wvr.ac.uk/higher-education/higher-education-funding-support/
Are there any additional costs associated with the course?
The college provides all students with £3 print credit, any further printing will incur a cost.
All students require a DBS enhanced check prior to beginning the course, this can be related to the job role if already in a workplace.
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