The purpose of BTEC Higher Nationals in Health Care Practice England is to develop students as professional, self-reflecting individuals able to meet the demands of employers in the Health and Social Care sector and adapt to a constantly changing world. The qualifications aim to widen access to higher education and enhance the career prospects of those who undertake them. This is undertaken with a view to improving employment choice and career options for students within the Yorkshire and Humber areas.
The Pearson BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Healthcare Practice for England offers students a broad introduction to the subject area via a mandatory core of learning, while allowing for the acquisition of skills and experience through specialist pathways and the selection of optional units across a range of occupationally-relevant subjects at Level 4. This effectively builds underpinning core and specialist skills while preparing the student for further subject specialisation at Level 5. Students will gain a wide range of sector knowledge tied to practical skills gained in evidence-based practice, personal research, self-study, directed study and workplace learning and experience.