• TEF Silver

      We have the TEF Silver Award in recognition of our high-quality teaching for higher education

    • 100%

      of our HNC / HND students progressed to employment or further study

      Destination data, academic year 2016/17 (HNC 19+ students)

    • Highly qualified and experienced staff

    Start Date:Duration:Level:Course location:Course Type:
    01/09/20202 YearLevel 5Bede CampusUniversity Level Qualification

    What’s it all about?

    This career-focused HND is for you if you are looking to pursue a career in healthcare or progress your career in this rewarding sector. This course will provide the opportunity to enhance your work-related skills and knowledge for career progression and professional development or to embark on a new career within the field of healthcare.

    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 revelant vocational area; 1 A-Level at grade A*-B (9-5) or 2 A-Level passes at grade C (4) in relevant

    Study levelCostAdditional fees
    19+please enquireYou will need to provide your own stationery. You could purchase books from the recommended reading list, however, they are available to borrow from the college’s Learning Centre. You could have the opportunity for relevant trips though none are mandatory

    You will be taught through seminars, lectures and interactive workshops sessions. You will also access self-study resource materials. Assessment methods may include formal written tasks, portfolio, presentations, independent learning, poster presentation,

    The course is offered with two pathways - Integrated Health and Social Care or Public Health and Health Promotion. The course includes both mandatory and optional units. Examples include - Law, Policy and Ethical Practice in Health and Social Care; Demons


    Our HE Academic Support Tutor can provide help with study skills, written English, academic writing, research skills, critical thinking and revision, assessment and examination skills.

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    What’s next?

    You could progress to a top-up degree in a related subject area, to achieve a full honours degree.

    98%of our students progress to a positive destination

    (*Destination data for Sunderland College students aged 16-18, academic year 2017/18).

    Why choose Sunderland College?

    Our achievement rates are well above the national average.

    We are the College of the Year.

    (*Top college nationally for BTECs, Pearson 2019)

    100% of our HND and HNC students progressed to employment or further study. 

    (*Destination data, academic year 2016/17, HNC 19+)

    We have recently invested £50 million in our facilities.