Level 5 HNC in Healthcare Professions' Support for Adults

Course Code: P271913

Key Information

  • Course type

    Vocational

  • Campus:

    Highbury Campus

  • Start Date:

    30 Aug 2024

  • Duration:

    2 years

  • Attendance:

    Part-time

  • Fees:

    £9,200.00

Level 3 Health & Nursing T Level

This qualification has been designed for those working as or seeking to become
trainee assistant practitioners and, ultimately, 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, working in the sector/ or placement and online activities.

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.

Attendance one day a week is required.

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.

School Leavers under the age of 19 do not have to pay fees on any full time courses, though may have to pay for their second year if turning 19 during their studies. If you’re aged 19 or over you might qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan. It’s easy to apply for and you won’t have to pay anything back until you’re earning over £25,000. If you are studying a part-time course and you receive one of the following benefits, or you depend financially on someone who does, you may be entitled to have your tuition fees waived: Job Seekers Allowance, Income Support. You will, however, have to pay any awarding body/assessment fees (unless you are on a first full level 2 course). * If you are in receipt of Working Tax Credit or receive other allowances, you may be eligible to claim concessionary rates. If you are entitled to a fee concession you will be asked to provide proof of your entitlement. It is essential that you inform us if your entitlement changes at any time during your course.

Once students have achieved the Level 5 higher national diploma, they can develop
their careers in healthcare by:
● entering employment
● continuing existing employment
● becoming a member of the appropriate professional body
● committing to continuing professional development
● going to university.

This course will give you the opportunity to work in many different areas of the health
and social care sector. Below are some examples of job roles the qualification could
lead to if the student is working in these areas, and the appropriate optional units
are chosen:
● 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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