HNC Healthcare Professions Support for England (HTQ) – Part Time


This qualification has been designed for those working as or seeking to become trainee assistant practitioners and, ultimately, assistant practitioners in healthcare.

Assistant practitioners work in diverse healthcare environments, including the NHS and independent sector, e.g. primary, secondary and tertiary care, diagnosis, therapeutic inpatient and outpatient departments, theatres, GP practices, community settings, rehabilitation services.

They support a wide range of practitioners, including registered nurses, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, diagnostic radiographers, physiotherapists, general practitioners, doctors of medicine, surgeons. This is not an exhaustive list.

Course Content - What will I learn?

Year 1 level 4 units lay the foundation of learning by providing a broad introduction to construction and different construction management functions. This develops and strengthens core skills while preparing you for specialist subjects at Level 5 or to enter employment with the qualities necessary for job roles that require some personal responsibility.

Year 2 level 5 units help you move on to specific areas of construction management at Level 6 or to enter employment with the qualities and abilities necessary for roles that require personal responsibility and decision making. You should be able to develop and apply your own ideas to your studies, to deal with uncertainty and complexity, to explore solutions, demonstrate critical evaluation and use both theory and practice in a wide range of construction situations. By the end of the second stage (level 5), you should have a sound understanding of the principles in your area of specialist study and will know how to apply those principles more widely in the business world.

Students will gain a wide range of construction knowledge linked to practical skills gained through research, independent study, directed study and workplace scenarios. Students are involved in vocational activities that help them to develop behaviours (the attitudes and approaches required for a competence) and transferable skills.

Am I right for the course?

The course is beneficial if you are looking to further your career within the industry, update your knowledge and develop your academic and professional skills.

To be considered for admission into the program, applicants should meet the following criteria:

1. Educational Qualifications:
• Possess an A Level 3 qualification in a subject related to the industry.
• Alternatively, have completed two A levels in science or technology subjects.
2. GCSE Passes:
• Possess GCSE passes in English and Maths, specifically on the Higher paper.
3. Employment Requirement:
• Normally, applicants should be engaged in appropriate employment at the time of application.
• Alternatively, applicants should have been employed in a relevant role within the last two years.
4. Mature applicants without formal qualifications, but with evidence of sufficient, relevant industrial experience will be considered. You will also be required to attend an interview with the Course Leader.

Please note that meeting these entry criteria will be essential for consideration into the programme

Candidates are assessed by a variety of methods, including case studies, assignments, presentations and work based projects.
You will be provided with details of the assignment requirements for each Unit. Students will be encouraged to engage with personal and professional development, gaining formative feedback on progress towards Unit outcomes, and developing knowledge and competence in the discipline.
Summative assessment is mainly through coursework. Students will evidence their progress through written academic essays and reports, or practical activities, which will vary according to each individual Unit assessment requirements. Each Unit will carry more than one assessment task in order to meet the learning outcomes and criteria for the Unit as a whole. There are no summative written exams for this course, however in some Units, your knowledge may be formatively assessed through in class tests.

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Taught by a team of experienced and highly qualified Healthcare professionals, Biology specialist and Psychology specialist, they are supportive and motivational tutors who are keen to help you to achieve your maximum potential and make your time at Oaklands college as best as that could be. You will also be supported with university application and or with the career.

What Next?

On successful completion of this course, students may progress onto studies at Level 6 . It is possible to gain entrance to the second year, of a three year degree or continue onto a HND Students may also move into higher roles or positions within their organisation, or wish to develop their career further by moving into other employment.

Potential careers:

  • Radiographer
  • Care Home Manager
  • Childminder
  • Counsellor
  • Health Psychologist
  • Probation Officer
  • Social Worker
  • Substance Misuse Worker
  • Youth & Community Worker

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16-18 years old, no tuition fees apply to Full Time courses and fees subject to confirmation. Additional costs applicable to BHS courses.

For all two year courses fees shown above are per year.

Aged 19+ and planning to take a level 3 or above a different fee may apply. You may be eligible for an Advanced Learning Loan.

All HE courses (full and part time) are subject to tuition fees.

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