Start Date: Level: Course location: Course Type:
September Level 4 Washington Campus University Level Qualification

What’s it all about?

The aim of the programme is to offer essential healthcare practice skills, knowledge and the understanding necessary to achieve high performance in the health and social care environment.

The purpose of Nursing and Healthcare Assistant Practice for England is to develop you as a professional, self-reflecting individual, able to meet the demands of employers in the sector. This qualification is mapped to Professional Standards including National Occupational Standards.

You must have achieved the following qualifications and criteria to enrol onto this programme:

A successful DBS clearance and one of the following: BTEC level 3 National Certificate/Diploma in Care/Health Studies; AVCE/Advanced S/NVQ Level 3 in a relevant vocational area; 1 A-Level at grade A*-B (9-5) or 2 A-Level passes at grade C (4) in relevant subject.

Study level Cost Additional fees
19+ please enquire You will be required to purchase your own stationery and may be required to contribute of pay for trips and visits.

You will be taught using a range of teaching techniques including: seminars, lectures, interactive workshops sessions, as well as accessing self-study learning materials, and undertaking a work or voluntary placement.

Most teaching will take place in the classroom and you will be expected to use your experience within your work or placement to inform your learning. There will be learning opportunities off site including simulated practical; risk assessment and visits. Guest speakers will be invited over the course of the programme. You will also access online learning.

Assessment methods include; formal written tasks; presentations; independent learning; report writing; reflective journal writing; observation; poster presentation; extensive research and enquiry; debated issues; the proposal of an individual research project; role play and case study analysis. You will compile a Professional Learning and Development portfolio (PLAD) to demonstrate your learning of subject knowledge and transferable key skills.

GCSE English and Maths qualifications grade 4 (old grade C) or above or equivalent level 2 qualifications.

As part of the assessment criteria you will have the opportunity to take part in a placement requiring at least 225 hours of work or voluntary experience within a relevant health and/or social care setting.

We have a number of links to industry including relationships with Mind, Parkinson’s Group, NHS, Sunderland Care and Support, Sunderland Home Care Association, Bluebird Care, University of Sunderland, University of Cumbria as well as a number of local charitable organisations to ensure you gain an outstanding learning experience with us and are equipped with the skills and knowledge needed to progress to a career in industry.

This is a full-time programme requiring a minimum of four days of work and study.

When not attending lectures or undertaking placement hours you will be expected to continue learning independently through self-study. Typically, this will involve reading journal articles and books, working on individual and group projects, undertaking research, preparing coursework assignment and presentations, and preparing for examinations.

Your independent learning is supported by a range of facilities including the learning centre and the dedicated course VLE Moodle site.

Pearson Education Limited

The course will be delivered over two days between the hours of 9:30am and 5pm, timetables will be issued at the start of term.

The aim of the programme is to offer essential healthcare practice skills, knowledge and the understanding essential for the health and social care environment. You will be able to progress directly into a career within the health or social care sector or undertaken further study including a degree in Nursing and other relevant specialist roles.

You will study a several modules when studying this course including seven mandatory units:

Unit 1 - Law, Policy and Ethical Practice in Health and Social Care
Unit 2 - Demonstrating Professional Principles and Values in Health and Social Care Practice
Unit 3 - Supporting the Individual Journey through Integrated Health and Social Care
Unit 4 - Fundamentals of Evidence-based Practice (Pearson set Project)
Unit 5 - Health Education in Action
Unit 7 - Effective Healthcare Practice using Maths
Unit 9 - Anatomy and Physiology for Health and Ill-Health

Pearson Education Limited

120 Credits

What’s next?

You could progress straight into the Health and or Social Care sector, and gain a job as a Healthcare Assistant, or you continue to study with us and progress to the HND in Healthcare Practice for England or FD Working with Children and Families.

You could also progress to university to study a degree in Nursing or another related specialist role.

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