Health & Social Sciences

Higher National Diploma in Health and Social Care

Rushmore Business School



Description:

The Pearson BTEC Level 5 HND Diploma in Health and Social Care (QCF) provides a specialist work-related programme of study that covers the key knowledge, understanding and practical skills required in the health and social care sector and also offers particular specialist emphasis through the choice of specialist units. BTEC Level 5 HNDs provide a nationally recognised qualification offering career progression and professional development for those already in employment and opportunities to progress into higher education. This qualification provides opportunities for learners to apply their knowledge and practical skills in the workplace. The qualification prepares learners for employment in the health and social care sector and will be suitable for learners who have already decided that they wish to enter this area of work.


This qualification will benefit carers, health care assistants and people working in related areas.



Aims and Objectives

Successful completion of this course will:


| Equip individuals with underpinning knowledge, understanding and skills for success in employment in the health and/or social care sector at a supervisory or management level.

| Provide specialist studies relevant to individual vocations and professions in which learners are working or in which they intend to seek employment in the health and/or social care sector.

| Develop the ability of learners to contribute to the health and social care environment through effective use and combination of the knowledge and skills gained in different parts of the programme.

| Develop skills and techniques, and personal qualities and attitudes essential for successful performance in working life and thereby enable learners to make an immediate contribution to employment.

| Develop transferable skills and knowledge which will enable individuals to meet changing circumstances, whether moving within their own area of employment, moving up to a supervisory or management position or adapting to general changes in the provision or environment of health and social care.

| Prepare individuals to progress to further professional development of higher level skills through to future study or career advancement.

| Enable study to be supported by vocational practice when this is considered desirable for the chosen progression within the health and social care sector.

| Enable focused study in defined areas of the health and social care sector with specialist designed units.


Course Structure

MODULES
1 | Communicating in Health and Social Care Organisations
2 | Principles of Health and Social Care Practice
3 | Safeguarding in Health and Social Care
4 | The Role of Public Health in Health and Social Care
5 | The Role of Public Health in Health and Social Care | Health and Safety in the Health and Social Care Workplace
6 | Managing Human Resources in Health and Social Care
7 | Managing Financial Resources in Health and Social Care
8 | Psychology for Health and Social Care
9 | Research Project
10 | Psychology for Health and Social Care
11 | Working in Partnership in Health and Social Care
12 | Understanding Specific Needs in Health and Social Care
13 | Understanding the Learning Process
14 | Personal and Professional Development in Health and Social Care
15 | Facilitating Change in Health and Social Care
15 | Managing Quality in Health and Social Care
15 | Facilitating Change in Health and Social Care
16 | Health Promotion

Entrance Requirements


| HSC or

| SC + work experience or

| Any related level 3 certificate or

| Any other equivalent qualification


Awarding Body

Pearson (UK)

DURATION

2 Years

Study Mode

Full Time / Part Time