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The Pearson BTEC Higher National qualifications in Healthcare Professions’; Support for England are aimed at students wanting to continue their education through applied learning. Higher Nationals provide a wide-ranging study of the health and social care sector and are designed for students who wish to pursue or advance their career in healthcare practice or related fields. In addition to the knowledge, understanding and skills that underpin the study of the health and social care sector, Pearson BTEC Higher Nationals in Healthcare Professions’; Support for England give students experience of the breadth and depth of the sector that will prepare them for further study or training in healthcare related fields.

The purpose of Pearson BTEC Higher Nationals in Healthcare Professions’; Support for England is to develop students as professional, self-reflecting individuals able to meet the demands of employers in the healthcare sector and adapt to a constantly changing world. The qualifications aim to widen access to higher education and enhance the career prospects of students who undertake the programme of study and provide opportunities for further study and / or employment within the industry.

The non-specialist ‘Integrated Health and Social Care’; pathway, allows students to study without committing to a particular professional specialism. This offers additional flexibility and supports progression into a range of health and social care-related degrees. Students will have developed a sound understanding of the principles in their field of study and will have learned to apply those principles more widely. They will have learned to evaluate the appropriateness of different approaches to solving problems. They will be able to perform effectively in their chosen field and will have the qualities necessary for employment in situations requiring the exercise of personal responsibility and decision-making


Students should have completed a level 3 or A level in Health and Social Care or a Health related subject .

You should also have achieved English / Maths and Science GCSE at grade 4 or above.

You should also be over 18 .

And had some work related experience within the area.

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Make the most of these extraordinary times and gain a nationally-recognised qualification. A short online course is a significant first step to improving your skills and achieving your career goals.

Financial support

The applicable fees for this course, including any available discounts, will be listed in the information above.

How to apply

Once you have created an account, you can easily apply to your chosen course and track the status of your application at any time.


Step 1

Set Up Your Account

You’ll be prompted to create an account which will allow you to log in to our Application Tracker website whenever you wish. This will provide you with important information and you can also track the progress of your application.

Step 2


Complete each step of the application form and then submit your completed form. We’ll let you know when we’ve safely received it with an acknowledgement email.

Step 3

Application Review Meeting

Before offering you a place at college, we’ll meet with you (either in person, by telephone or online). We’ll send you a link to our booking page where you can select a time that’s convenient for you.

Step 4

Accept Your Place

Offers will be sent to you via the email address you have provided. The offer will be conditional, based on predicted GCSE grades. You’ll need to accept your offer within 14 days to secure your place.

Step 5

What next?

Once you receive your GCSE results, you’ll need to get in touch with the college to inform us of them and start your enrolment process.


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