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HND Healthcare Practice (Integrated Care pathway)

Course information

Course Summary

This new course at Nescot will develop those who have studied healthcare to Level 3 to meet the demands of a career in the care sector as senior care givers and managers. Through a combination of practical and academic work, the course will provide the in-depth skills and knowledge employers in the healthcare sector require. It will enable you to professionally adapt to changing workplace demands and make rewarding career choices.

Course Code:N4666
Study Type:Part Time
Academic Level:Level 5
Awarded by:Pearson
Course Length

A two-year course. Taught two days per week for a total of 12 hours. 

Monday and Tuesdays - 9:30am to 4:30pm

Start Date: September 2022.

Course Detail

This course is designed for those who have studied Healthcare to Level 3 and/or have an employment background in the sector. Using Nescot’s outstanding facilities including science labs and our new Health Hub, you will combine higher-level knowledge with practical skills, to gain a qualification to prepare you for a successful career. The course will also enable you to develop independent research skills to prepare you for future learning and career development.

The course will also enable you to progress into Year 2 or Year 3 of a related degree course at many universities.

Each year the course consists of a number of modules. The modules we expect to offer on the course are:

Units (Year 1)

  • Law, Policy and Ethical Practice in Health and Social Care
  • 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
  • Effective Reporting and Record-keeping in Health and Social Care Services
  • Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology for Health and Ill-Health
  • Supporting Independent Living

Units (Year 2)

  • Innovation and Improvement Through Action Research
  • Reflective Approaches in Implementing Person-centred Practice
  • Supporting Team and Partnership Working Across Health and Social Care Services
  • Supporting Individuals Through Significant Life Events
  • Pharmacology and Medicine Management
  • Global Health and Wellbeing

(these modules are listed as an indicative guide and are subject to change)

Course Fees

£3,384 per year

Concession: YES
Government Subsidised: YES
Student Loan Available: YES (Higher Education Loan Available)

Please note: Fees are for 2022/23 entry and are for UK students of all ages. For more information about financial support for students, please click here.

Entry Requirements

You will need to meet one of the entry qualifications below:

  • BTEC Level 3 in Health & Social Care, or a closely related subject
  • Similar Level 3 course in Health & Social Care
  • Suitable ‘A’ Level grades in relevant subject(s)
  • An Access to Higher Education Diploma
  • An equivalent qualification to the above
  • Significant employment experience in a related role

Applicants will also have an interview with a member of the course team to ensure that it meets your needs and ambitions.

Your Next Steps

The course is designed to prepare you for a successful career in health care, equipping you to progress to more senior levels of practical care work and management. The sort of roles the qualification prepares you for include:

  • Senior care assistant
  • Senior support worker
  • Hospital or care home supervisor or co-ordinator
  • Independent living support worker

Successful completion of the course will enable you to progress into Year 2 or Year 3 of a related degree course at many universities. (If you have a particular course / institution in mind, please seek guidance direct from them about their entry qualifications prior to enrolment).

Other Information


This website describes the facilities and courses which the College intends to offer during the academic year commencing Autumn 2022. The web pages are prepared in advance of the academic year to which they relate, and every effort has been made to ensure that the information contained in these pages is helpful, fair, and accurate at the time of printing. However, this information is subject to change over time.

Nescot will take reasonable steps to provide the courses and services as described, however, the College cannot guarantee the provision of any course or facility. Some circumstances, such as staff changes, resource limitations and other factors over which the College has no control, such as industrial action or a change in the law or the level of demand for a particular programme or module (please note that this list is non-exhaustive), may result in the College having to withdraw or change aspects of the programmes, modules and/or student services detailed on the website.

This could include, but not necessarily be limited to, programme/module content, staffing, the location where the programme/module is taught or the manner of teaching delivery, and the facilities provided to deliver or support the programme.

Where circumstances demand an unavoidable change or where it is necessary for the College to discontinue a programme of study, Nescot will take all reasonable steps to minimise the effect and all proposed changes will be notified to potential applicants who have registered an interest in the relevant programme at the earliest possible opportunity as well as being reflected on the College’s website. In addition, any changes between the website and the proposed course and services will be notified to applicants at the time of making an offer.

All prices quoted may be subject to change and you will be notified of any such change when any offer of a place is made to you by Nescot.

Should you become a student at the College, this notice shall be a term of any contract between you and Nescot. Any offer of a place at the College shall be subject to the student enrolment conditions and the College’s rules and regulations as amended from time to time. A copy of the Nescot’s current terms and conditions can be obtained in writing from Nescot, Quality Office, Reigate Road, Ewell, Epsom, Surrey, KT17 3DS.

Last Updated - 24/05/2022