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MN591 BTEC HND Diploma level 5 in Health & Social Care (240+ credits)


18-24 Months


BTEC/EDEXCEL Higher National Diploma Level 5. Learners coming on to level 5 (year 2) will have completed 8 level 4 units in year 1 or completed the HNC Level 4 qualification worth 120 credits. In year 2 rated level 5, they go on to complete a further 120 credits to make a total of 240 plus credit value needed to successfully complete and be awarded the HND level 5 in Health & Social Care.


Qualification accredited by the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF)


The course aims at combining theory and contemporary practices to equip students with understanding of the social, economic and environmental factors and issues and their impact on health. The course aims to prepare students for general community health, social work and environmental roles. The graduates will be suitable for employment in governmental and voluntary organisations promoting health and safe, sustainable environment.


GCSE/”O” level or 2 “A” levels and/or relevant work experience and equivalent units for HNC level 4 in Health and Social care. English language qualification is required for international applicants.


Level 5 after attaining level 4 units is a 1-year course. Fees for UK/EU nationals £3300, international learners £3500 for the whole 2-year course. Tuition fees excludes registration fees to Edexcel of £219.12


Unit Number Mandatory core units – One unit must be taken. (Learners who have completed the level 4 core units and specialist units or HNC level 4 worth 120 credits will be required to complete one additional core unit at level 5 (20 credits) Level Credit Value
5 Research Project 5 20
Specialist units – choose 7 units with a total credit value of 105 credits.
16 Understanding Specific Needs in Health and Social Care 5 15
19 Contemporary Issues in Health and Social Care 5 15
20 Supporting Independent Living 5 20
23 Employability Skills# 5 15
26 Facilitating Change in Health and Social Care 5 15
27 Managing Quality in Health and Social Care 5 15
28 Work-based Experience# 5 15
29 Health Promotion 5 15
Note: Unit 23 and 28 cannot be taken together – select one.
Note: There are more optional units on Edexcel’s course list of courses which may be offered on demand

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