The Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Healthcare Practice for England offers students specialist pathways designed to support progression into relevant occupational areas or on to degree-level study.
Holders of the Level 5 Higher National Diploma will have developed a sound understanding of the principles in their field of study and will have learned to apply those principles more widely. They will have learned to evaluate the appropriateness of different approaches to solving problems. They will be able to perform effectively in their chosen field and will have the qualities necessary for employment in situations requiring the exercise of personal responsibility and decision-making
The course offers:
- A stimulating and challenging programme of study that will be both engaging and memorable for students
- The essential subject knowledge that students need to progress successfully into further study or the world of work
- Assessments that consider cognitive skills (what students know) along with affective and applied skills (respectively how they behave and what they can do)Unit-specific grading and Pearson-set assignments
- A varied approach to assessment that supports progression to higher levels and also allows centres to offer assessment relevant to the local economy
The Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Healthcare Practice for England requires at least 450 hours of work experience/placement in health and/or social care settings and a Professional Learning and Development portfolio (PLAD), including reflective accounts, to be completed over the two year period of the qualification.