Pearson BTEC Higher National Diploma HND Health and Social Care Management (QCF) with embedded level 4 HNC exit award

Level 5
240 credits
21 hours per week
HND Health and Social Care
HND Health and Social Care


Mont Rose College of Management and Sciences offers HND Health and Social Care this course with the approval of Pearson BTEC. The qualifications provide a thorough grounding in the key concepts and practical skills required in the HND Health and Social Care sector. BTEC Higher Nationals offer a strong emphasis on practical skills development alongside the development of requisite knowledge and understanding in the sector. Learners are attracted to these strong vocational programmes of study that meet individual progression needs either into employment or further study for a degree or professional course.

Level of Course HND in Health and Social Care is a Level 5 qualification (equivalent to the second year of a UK bachelor's degree). There is an embedded level 4 exit qualification the HNC Health and Social care.
Number of Credit Hours Upon successful completion of the course the student will have completed at least 240 + credits. On completion of HNC the student will have completed at least 120 + credits
Study Mode Full-Time
BTEC Higher National Certificate (1 Year) The HNC is a level 4 qualification delivered over one year. The HNC is an embedded component of the HND, however, it can be taken as a stand-alone qualification. If a student opts to take the HNC the student would be eligible for a Higher National Certificate after successful completion of a minimum of 8 modules.
BTEC Higher National Diploma (2 Years) The HND in Health and Social Care is a level 5 qualification delivered over two years, the first year at level 4 and the second year at level 5. If a student opts to take the HND, the student would be eligible for a Higher National Diploma after successful completion of a minimum of 16 modules.
Attendance Full-time students are required to attend 21 hours per week in term time.
Workload We recommend an average of 8-10 hours home study time per week for this programme
Exemptions No exemptions are allowed for this programme.


A. Knowledge and Understanding
On successful completion of the programme you will be able to demonstrate systematic knowledge and understanding of:

  • The approaches, methods and practices of key health practices
  • Awareness of theories, critical perspectives and debates in the discipline
  • Understanding of how intellectual, practical and research skills have contributed to employability

C. Practical, professional or subject- specific skills
On successful completion of the programme you will be able to demonstrate the ability to:

  • Demonstrate professional, analytical and sector relevant skills
  • Develop and demonstrate various strategic, analytical, organisational and practical management plans and processes
  • Apply such skills to a range of health activities and needs

B. Cognitive, intellectual or thinking skills
On successful completion of the programme you will be able to demonstrate the ability to:

  • Evaluate the interplay between practice and theory in the health sector
  • Describe, theorise, interpret and evaluate approaches to health from a range of critical perspectives.
  • Apply practices and theories of health to a diverse range of health sector contexts

D. Transferable, key or personal skills
On successful completion of the programme you will be able to demonstrate the ability to:

  • Produce written work with appropriate scholarly conventions
  • Use information and communication, retrieval skills involving the ability to gather, sift, synthesise and organise material independently
  • Set realistic targets, identify own goals, plan appropriately, and how to reflect on and evaluate your own performance
  • Demonstrate how to develop and adapt own work ethics to fit in with specific restrictions
  • Construct and present arguments
  • Communicate in a variety of visual, oral and performance media


    The award is made up of 16 units:

    Mandatory core units are:

    • Communication in Health and Social Care Organisations
    • Principles of HND in Health and Social Care Practice
    • Health and Safety in the Health and Social Care Workplace
    • Personal and Professional Development in Health and Social Care
    • Working in Partnership in Health and Social Care
    • Research Project
    • Managing Human Resources in Health and Social Care
    • Managing Financial Resources in Health and Social Care

    Specialist Units

    • Social Policy
    • Safeguarding in Health and Social Care Courses London
    • Understanding Specific Needs in Health and Social Care
    • Contemporary Issues in Health and Social Care
    • Developing Counselling Skills for Health and Social Care
    • Employability Skills
    • Understanding the Learning Process
    • Managing Quality in Health and Social Care

    Learning and Teaching Strategies

    Teaching takes place through practical and theoretical classes, lectures, seminars, workshops, data analysis sessions, discussions, tutorials, industry and community visits. You learn through these and through individual and small group self-managed activity, including resource-based learning and online learning support through the VLE. Teaching is linked directly with professional practice and research, both of which directly inform and enhance course content and delivery. Visiting professionals contribute to the course delivery with full time staff and are vital to providing you with access to current professional practices and issues developing your employability skills and knowledge.We have a breadth of expertise within the team, all of whom complement their theory sessions with practical examples which are relevant to each of your individual needs on the course.

    Seminars and tutorials make up a supportive network, which is complemented by the virtual learning centre. Whether at home or on campus, help is not far away.


    Each module in your programme has a set of assessment criteria which you will need to demonstrate to pass the module. You will undertake one or more pieces of assessment (assessment items) for each module and you need to show in the work you present for assessment that the assessment criteria for the module are met. Assessment items are designated as: practical, presentation, and coursework. The work you present for assessment is varied and could include:

    • Practical assessments
    • Data analysis
    • Case studies
    • Reflective activities where you look back over your experiences, analyse them with the assistance of relevant theory and reflective tools, and learn from the experience;
    • Online discussions that you have had with your peers, tutors and invited contributors to the programme;
    • Oral and written reports;
    • Journals, blogs and log books
    • Plans (e.g., action plans, plans for your group activities);
    • Presentations;
    • Portfolios of evidence

    Subject Benchmark Statement:

    QAA Academic Infrastructure, including the Framework for Higher Education, Qualifications and the Code of Practice UK Quality Code for Higher Education Edexcel awards framework.


    Mont Rose College recruits students with good achievement from all educational backgrounds. Proven previous exam results are the main criteria for admission to Mont Rose College. International (Tier 4) students also need to show the English language competence in order to secure admission. The following criteria must be met in order to secure admission to Mont Rose College.

    • A level pass or equivalent
    • A BTEC level 3 qualification in Health & Social Care or other level 3 child care; or
    • Other related level 3 qualifications; or
    • An access to a higher education certificate awarded by an approved further education institution and
    • Relevant work experience (Minimum of 100 hours) or may be currently working as an assistant in a care home, hospital or other relevant posts within the Health and Social Care sector
    • A current enhanced DBS Certificate - should not have a criminal background which might prevent working with young people or vulnerable adults.

    English Language

    For students from non-English speaking countries as defined by the regulators IELTS 6.0 or CEFR (The Common European Framework of Reference) B2 level and above in reading, writing, listening and speaking is required.

    Restrictions on Learner Entry

    The Pearson BTEC Higher National qualifications are accredited on the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) for learners aged 18 years and over.

    Start Date

    New intakes each January, April and September

    Total Course Duration

    2 years


    On successful completion of the HND course, students can gain entry to the final year of an undergraduate degree course at any University in the UK which accepts Pearson qualifications. They can also obtain admission into university for a three year level 6 qualification in professions related to health and social care including a qualification in social work. There is also an opportunity for progression in employment to take up a managerial or supervisory role within the sector.


    The tuition fee is 6,165 per annum. For more information, please contact admissions team at or T:+44 20 8556 5009.

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    Maintenance Loan

    Subject to household income, a Maintenance Loan is also available to help with students’ living costs for full-time UK and EU students. Further information is available at

    Awarding Body Registration Fee

    The Pearson fee for HND registration is paid by the College on behalf of students.


    Please download the application form from Complete and return it to Mont Rose College with relevant qualification documents, one suitable reference and a copy of your passport via email and attached scanned document copies to or, by post to:

    Mont Rose College of Management and Sciences

    Shakespeare House Campus,
    267 Cranbrook Road

    Ilford, Greater London
    IG1 4TG.

    Admission Office: Mont Rose College, Shakespeare House Campus, Ilford.