Fees indicated are based on the current academic year (2019/20) and are subject to change next year.
For students under 19
Our courses & apprenticeships are usually free if you are 18 or under on the 31st of August 2019. Some courses have additional fees for things like materials and travel, which you will need to pay at the start of your course. Depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for financial support for these costs.
For students aged 19 or over
If you are aged 19 or over you may be required to pay fees. Some courses may be free, depending on your circumstances. Certain Level 3 & 4 courses require you to pay the fee in full or take out an Advanced Learning Loan to pay for your course. Please see our guide to fees for more information.
Students from outside the EU/EEA need to pay the full international fee for their course. Please note, West London College does not offer Tier 4 Visa Sponsorship for students to study in the United Kingdom.
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.
All students irrespective of their prior qualifications must complete diagnostic maths and English assessments before beginning the Higher National course and show competence at the requisite level
Students who have recently been in education require one of the following:
- A BTEC Level 3 qualification in Health and Social Care (or related subject)
- A GCE Advanced Level profile that demonstrates strong performance in a relevant subject or adequate performance in more than one GCE subject. This profile is likely to be supported by GCSE grades A* to C and/or 9 to 4 (or equivalent) in subjects such as maths and English
- Other related Level 3 qualifications
- An Access to Higher Education Diploma awarded by an approved further education institution
- Related relevant work experience
- An international equivalent of the above.
Those with English as a second language (ESOL) who have not undertaken their final two years of schooling in English, can demonstrate capability in English at a standard equivalent to the levels identified below:
- Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) level B2
- PTE 51
- IELTS 5.5; Reading and Writing must be at 5.5
- or equivalent.
The college will consider those working in Health and Social Care settings whose English and Maths diagnostic assessments meet the required standard.
Assignments are completed by submitting coursework and presentations and undertaking observations.
The Level 5 Higher National Diploma is recognised by Higher Education providers as meeting admission requirements to many relevant health and social care-related courses, for example:
- BSc (Hons) in Management Studies (Health and Social Care)
- BA/BSc (Hons) in Health and Social Care
- BA/BSc (Hons) in Health Studies
- BSc (Hons) in Adult Nursing
- BSc (Hons) in Public Health
- BSc (Hons) in Health Promotion
You will have discussions, debates, talks form external speakers and complete presentations