Higher National Diploma (HNC/HND) in Healthcare Practice for England (Healthcare Management)

The healthcare sector in England employs approximately 1.3 million people in a wide range of career paths and settings.

Course details

The fast-paced and changing healthcare sector is one of the largest employment sectors in the UK, with professional and proactive practitioners in high demand. Our HNC/HND in Healthcare Practice gives you the platform to pursue a rewarding career, for those with a strong desire to help others.

  • Higher National Diploma (HND)
  • Mode of study: Full-time Blended learning
  • Intake: Intakes: January, May & September
  • Course length: 2 years
  • Course fee: 6000 per year
  • Locations: London

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Course overview

Our HNC/HND in Healthcare Practice for England (Healthcare Management) provides you with a solid understanding of the healthcare environment in England, through a combination of work-based experience and practical study. You’ll complete work experience in a healthcare setting, giving you the practical skills and knowledge to pursue a career in this rewarding sector.

Studying our HNC/HND in Healthcare Practice for England will give you transferrable skills that can be applied in many different healthcare careers. It will also prepare you for Undergraduate study in specialist areas such as health and social care or public health.


Entry requirements

Level 3 qualification or equivalent
An Access to Higher Education Certificate

English Proficiency
Students who are non-native English speakers or who have not studied Level 3 in United Kingdom are expected to hold an accepted English language B2 (CEFR)

All applicants must pass an Academic Interview

Work Experience
Exceptional entry route: 2 years relevant work experience

Applications From Students 21+
We welcome applications from students 21+ who do not match the standard entry requirements but who can demonstrate willingness and commitment to studying this subject at University level, and, who can evidence academic, professional or vocational experience in a related field.

Application – Supporting Documents – Panel Interview – Final Decision

Enhanced DBS Check – Students are required to undertake an Enhanced DBS check before they start the programme

Other information
Students are required to submit their CV before they start the programme

If students don’t have placement arranged prior to starting the course, they are required to undertake an Enhanced DBS check before they start the programme.


For those already working in healthcare, it provides the opportunity to further develop your career through enhancing your skills, knowledge and understanding within your role. It will also help you plan a clear path into future healthcare roles.

  • Are you looking to begin a career in the healthcare sector?
  • Do you want to specialise in a particlular healthcare practice?
  • Are you committed to Continuing Professional Development (CPD)?


You will be required to work in your own time to complete research, homework tasks or group work. Self-study is vital to your success on this course and lecturers will give you guidance on how best to approach this throughout the study period.

  • Law, Policy and Ethical Practice in Health and Social Care
  • Demonstrating Professional Principles and Values in Health and Social Care Practice
  • Supporting the Individual Journey through Integrated Health and Social Care
  • Fundamentals of Evidence-Based Practice (Pearson-set Project)
  • Developing Operational Management Skills for Healthcare practice for England
  • Changing Perspectives in Public Health
  • Effective Reporting and Record-Keeping in Health and Social Care Services
  • Innovation and Improvement through Action Research (Pearson-set Project)
  • Reflective Approaches in Implementing Person-Centred Practice
  • Managing Quality in Care Environment
  • Facilitating Change in Healthcare Environments
  • Human Resource Management for Healthcare
  • Global Health and Wellbeing
  • Project Management for Healthcare