Start Date: Duration: Level: Study mode: Course location: Course Type:
01/09/2020 2 Year Level 5 Full-Time Bede Campus University 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 level Cost Additional fees
19+ 5999.00 *subject to change You 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.

What’s next?

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

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Medical Practitioners

Medical practitioners diagnose mental and physical injuries, disorders and diseases, prescribe and give treatment, recommend preventative action, and conduct medical education and research activities. They may specialise in particular areas of modern medicine or work in general practice and, where necessary, refer the patient to a specialist.

Medium Salary

£ 58444

11166 people employed as Medical Practitioners in the current year.


Nurses provide general and/or specialised nursing care for the sick, injured and others in need of such care, assist medical doctors with their tasks and work with other healthcare professionals and within teams of healthcare workers. They advise on and teach nursing practice.

Medium Salary

£ 30480

32157 people employed as Nurses in the current year.

Social Workers

Social workers provide information, advice and support to those who are socially excluded or are experiencing crisis; they protect the welfare of vulnerable groups including children, young people, people with disabilities, elderly people and people who are mentally or physically ill, and they may specialise in specific areas of work.

Medium Salary

£ 35466

3143 people employed as Social Workers in the current year.

93.1%of our students progressed to further study, university of employment.

(*Based on 16-18 year olds destination data, 2019/20 academic year)

Why choose Sunderland College?

Consistently high achievement rates

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*Ofsted June 2016

Excellent student support

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