Level 5 HND in Healthcare Professions' Support for Adults

Course Code: P271913

Key Information

  • Course type

    Higher Education

  • Campus:

    Highbury Campus

  • Start Date:

    Sept 2023

  • Duration:

    One year

  • Attendance:

    Full time*

  • Adult fee:


This course is for anyone looking to become assistant practitioners in healthcare. This qualification will train you for a range of settings, such as nursing assistant roles, care navigation, planning, and assessment.

Units may 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 practice using maths
  • applied anatomy and physiology
  • planning care in practice
  • meeting the needs of individuals with long-term health conditions
  • team and individual leadership: mentoring and coaching others
  • end of life care planning and support
  • supporting mental health services.

*Please note, this qualification involves just one day a week College study, with additional independent learning and online activities.

Higher Technical Qualification HTQ

You will need to have completed a relevant Level 3 qualification to join this course.

However, applications for this course are assessed on an individual basis, so if you don't have a relevant qualification, but have relevant experience, your application will be considered.

You will need to attend college one day a week, plus additional independent learning and online activities.

This qualification also requires at least 450 hours of work experience/placement in healthcare settings and a PLAD portfolio, including reflections on placement/workplace learning and experiences, to be completed throughout the qualification.

This is held one day a week, for one year.

This course will give you the opportunity to work in many different areas of the health and social care sector. For example:

  • occupational therapy assistant practitioner
  • operating department assistant practitioner
  • prehabilitation and rehabilitation assistant practitioner
  • maternity care assistant practitioner
  • community care assistant practitioner.

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