BTEC Higher Nationals in Healthcare Practice England (RQF)

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Healthcare Practice England (RQF)

The new RQF Higher Nationals in Healthcare Practice for England bring a new, responsive and refreshing approach to Higher Nationals for the Health and Social Care sector. Developed with input from employers, educators, students and service users, the new qualification sits alongside its sister qualification, the Higher Nationals in Social and Community Work. The new qualifications share core units, and practice themes across all units, focussed on the core knowledge, skills, values and behaviours required of practitioners in the sector; we're taking a future-forward approach to integrated learning, training and work in health and social care. As well as a non-specialist Integrated Health and Social Care pathway, the HNs in Healthcare Practice provide specialist pathways at Level 4 and Level 5, in areas such as Public Health and Health Promotion, and Healthcare Management. In addition, the focus on the work-readiness of graduating students means the qualification includes two pathways at HND that meet the mandatory qualification requirements for Higher Apprenticeship Standards for Healthcare: Healthcare Assitant Practitioner, and Nursing.

Pathways within this qualification*:

  • Integrated Health and Social Care
  • Healthcare Management
  • Public Health & Health Promotion
  • Healthcare and Nursing Assistant Practice
  • Integrated Health and Social Care
  •  Healthcare Management
  • Public Health & Health Promotion
  • Healthcare Assistant Practitioner
  •  Nursing

If you'd like more information, or find a college that delivers the BTEC Higher Nationals in Healthcare Practice England, you can visit the following sites:

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Or download our brochure for more information about BTEC Higher Nationals, other subjects and pathways available, and where these qualifications can take you. 

Careers after a BTEC Higher National in Healthcare Practice England

Some typical jobs after completing the HNC** Some typical jobs after completing the HND**
Care Navigator; Healthcare Support Worker; Social Care Support Worker; Healthcare Assistant; Healthcare Administrator; Personal Assistant; Assistant Office Manager; Assistant Health Advisor; Assistant Health Educator; Assistant Health Improvement Officer; Primary Care Liaison Officer; Unqualified Assistant Practitioner; Teenage Pregnancy Coordinator; Activities Coordinator. Senior Healthcare Assistant; Senior Support Worker; Healthcare Administration Manager; Health Educator; Health Advisor; Public Health Practitioner; Wellbeing Coordinator; Health Improvement Officer; Assistant Practitioner; Nursing Assistant/Auxiliary; Smoking Cessation Advisor; Substance Misuse Worker; Project Manager; General Office Manager; Occupational Therapy Support Worker; Physiotherapy Assistant; Support, Time and Recovery Worker; Theatre Support Worker..


*This list is a combination of pathways at both BTEC HNC and HND level. Please consult with your local college regarding exact pathways to be delivered within your chosen qualification. 

**These are suggestions of the typical job roles related to this qualification at this level. Pearson does not guarantee employment upon completion, and you will have a responsibility to make sure that you meet the employer’s requirements.