Healthcare Professions’ Support HND (HTQ)

This Higher Technical Qualification has been designed to address the increasing need for high quality professional and technically skilled staff within the healthcare sector.

Course Information

  • Course Type University Level
  • Subject Area Healthcare, Childcare and Uniformed Protective Services
  • Qualification HNC/HND/Higher Technical Qualification (HTQ)
  • Study Mode: Full time or Part time
  • Course Level Level 5
  • Location Hele Road Centre
  • Course Length Year 1 HNC (2 years part time), Year 2 HND (2 years part time)
  • Start Date September Yearly
  • Day The contact time takes place over two consecutive days but hours can vary from one or two full days.
  • Fee £7,795 (full time) £3,898 (part time)

Please note, this course is subject to approval by the awarding body. Please check here for updates, or contact us for further information.

This 2 year Higher Technical Qualification has been designed to address the increasing need for high quality professional and technically skilled staff within the healthcare sector. The course will provide you with the critical skills and practical competencies sought by employers and required for progression to further higher education study.

The course will prepare you for a variety of roles within the health and social care sector by covering the knowledge, skills and behaviours within relevant occupational standards, including Integrated Health and Social Care, Healthcare Management, Public Health and Health Promotion, Healthcare and Nursing Assistant Practice.

You will have access to dedicated higher education facilities, e-learning and mixed media resources within the faculty and enjoy visits from guest speakers and employers. You will demonstrate your skills using reflection, presentations, IT and guided research. Assessment is coursework based and you will attend a mixture of lectures, tutorials, demonstrations and student-led seminars.

In the first year you will complete an HNC and on successful completion of this you can decide to either enter into employment or continue onto the second year to complete the full HND (please note the full HND has to be achieved to complete the Higher Technical Qualification). You will need to complete 225 hours of work experience in a healthcare setting for the HNC with a further 225 hours required in the second year for the HND.

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Entry Requirements

You will need 64 UCAS tariff points (minimum) from AS, A Level or AVCE programmes, BTEC National/Extended Diploma/Certificate – grades MPP/MM, GNVQ Advanced, an appropriate NVQ at Level 3, an Access qualification or other qualifications deemed equivalent to the above. GCSE Maths and English is required at grade C (or 4) or above (or equivalent O Level).


You will have access to three different Learning Resource Centres that will provide you with access to computers, books, E Books and Journal articles. There are also a number of coffee shops on site.

Additional Costs

You will need an enhanced DBS check completed through the College. There will be a year 1 programme fee of £50.00 to cover this.

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