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BTEC Higher National Diploma Health & Care

Two Year Course

Course Content

The HND in Health and Care is designed for anyone wishing to acquire advanced level skills and knowledge in the care industry. It prepares students for a variety of careers, ranging from highly skilled care practitioners, to supervisory and management level roles in areas such as health trusts, residential care settings or community services. Students examine how the latest information technology can be be best utilised in the workplace and develop communication and numeracy skills to the standard expected by today’s employers.

  • Core subjects covered in this course include:

  • Effective Resource Management

  • Enabling Teams and Individuals

  • Equality, Diversity and Rights

  • Making Decisions

  • Managing Service Responses

  • Personal and Professional Development

  • Quality in Health and Care Services

  • Risk Assessment

  • Understanding the Research Process

The course includes both group and individual assignments.

Method of Assessment

Students are assessed continuously with some written examinations.

Entry Requirements

In association with De Montfort University the College offers four Higher National Diplomas (HNDs). These Are listed in the UCAS handbook under the University's ''table of associate and linked colleges and campuses" (see DEM D26, Campus code Z). An additional HND in Travel and Tourism is offered through a consortium arrangement. 

  • HND business and Finance UCAS Course Code - 105G

  • HND Computing UCAS Course Code - 421N

  • HND Health and Care UCAS Course Code - 006B

  • HND Sport UCAS Course Code - 045L

  • HND Travel and Tourism Contact Student Services for UCAS Code

To apply for HND courses applicant should normally meet one of the following criteria:

  • 1 Possess an appropriate BTEC National Certificate, National Diploma, Advanced GNVQ or equivalent qualification.

  • 2 Have studied two subjects to A level with a pass in at least one subject and four passes at GCSE level (grade 'C' or above), preferably including English and Maths.

The College also welcomes applications for HND programmes from mature students (candidates aged 21 and over at commencement of their course) who are unable to meet normal entry requirements but who have relevant previous experience.
Applications for these courses should normally be made through UCAS. However, if
you require assistance please contact the Head of Student Services on 01476 400249.


Students who successfully complete the course may choose to go straight into work or progress onto further studies such as the second or third year of a related degree, or a Diploma in Social Work. This qualification also provides the underpinning knowledge required for progression onto an NVQ level 4 in Care.