UKCBC Health and Social Care (Management) HND Course

Course Overview

For those with a desire and ambition to pursue a career in Health and Social Care, BTEC Level 5 HND Diploma in Health and Social Care (Management) at UKCBC provides the perfect point to start your exciting journey. The programme is suitable for students with related health and social care work experience and also with a good academic background. More specifically, UKCBC offers a combined practical and theoretical framework, which is essential for success in a health and social care-related career path.

Health and Social Care programmes are in high and increasing demand with hospitals, care homes, charities and community centres under increasing pressure for services to address the diverse and complex needs of a multitude of patients.

There is an increasing demand for an efficient and effective management of health and social care services, which is why new managers and leaders in Health and Social Care have to be encouraged and supported to meet the increasing demands of an ageing and diverse society.

UKCBC has partnered with a number of reputable health and social care providers, where students can complete their mandatory work practice in and around London. Learners will develop strong education and training-based community connections. By doing so, UKCBC can prepare students for their future roles within the service of these diverse communities, and also continuously enhance students’ existing knowledge and experience.

Not only does the BTEC Level 5 HND Diploma in Health and Social Care (Management) provide the base on which to build a successful career, but also acts as a stepping stone to achieving an even higher level of academic attainment. More specifically, our students normally progress their studies further and achieve a full degree in a generic Health and Social Care related field.

Please see below for more information about the course:

Course Details
TitlePearson BTEC Level 5 HND Diploma in Health and Social Care (Management) (QCF) (500/8362/4)
Awarding BodyPearson
LevelQCF Level 5
AgeAt least 18 years
Duration2 Years
Guided Learning Hours960 hrs
IntakeFebruary, May & September
CampusesWentworth House, Lords House, Park Royal, Cricklewood and Holborn

Course Entry Requirements

Potential students of the BTEC Level 5 HND Diploma in Health and Social Care (Management) are required to meet certain criteria in order to join the programme. The following requirements need to be fulfilled in order to study the BTEC Level 5 HND Diploma in Health and Social Care (Management) at the UKCBC:

  • BTEC Level 3 qualification in Health and Social Care or related studies
  • GCE Advanced Level profile demonstrating strong performance in a relevant subject. This is likely to be supported by GCSE grades at A* to C (or)
  • Other related Level 3 qualification (such as European Baccalaureate)
  • An Access to Higher Education Certificate
  • Related work experience (to be judged as being at Level 3)
  • Functional Skills: English (Literacy) Level 2 and Maths (Numeracy) Level 1
  • Students who are non-native English speakers or who have not studied the final two years of school in English, can demonstrate capability in English at a standard commensurate to: IELTS 5.5, with a minimum of 5.0 being awarded on individual sections

Course Structure

The BTEC Level 5 HND Diploma in Health and Social Care (Management) requires two years of study (first year is the Level 4 HNC). UKCBC delivers nested HND qualifications; as a nested qualification the HNC is an embedded component of the HND. Throughout the course, you will be required to complete 16 core and specialised modules (eight in each year) amounting to a total of 240 credits.

You will study the following units:

  • Unit 1: Communication in Health and Social Care (15 credits) – T/601/1560
  • Unit 2: Principles of Health and Social Care Practice (15 credits) – Y/601/1566
  • Unit 3: Health and Safety in Health and Social Care Workplace (15 credits) – K/601/1569
  • Unit 4: Personal and Professional Development (15 credits) – K/601/1572
  • Unit 5: Working in Partnership (15 credits) – F/601/1576
  • Unit 6: Research Project (20 credits) – K/601/0941
  • Unit 11: The Role of Public Health in Health and Social Care (15 credits) – H/601/1604
  • Unit 13: Managing Human Resources in Health and Social Care (15 credits) – A/601/1611
  • Unit 14: Managing Financial Resources (15 credits) – R/601/1615
  • Unit 16: Understanding Specific Needs in Health and Social Care (15 credits) – M/601/1623
  • Unit 20: Supporting Independent Living (15 credits) – A/601/1642
  • Unit 21: Supporting Significant Life Events (15 credits) – D/601/1648
  • Unit 23: Employability Skills (15 credits) – A/601/0992
  • Unit 25: Influences on Health and Social Care Organisations (15 credits) – L/601/1662
  • Unit 26: Facilitating Change in Health and Social Care (15 credits) – D/601/1665
  • Unit 27: Managing Quality in Health and Social Care (15 credits) – K/601/1670

Total Credits: 240


Students studying during the day are required to attend two full days of study per week: Monday to Saturday. The days of study vary and can be discussed following application. Students studying in the evening are required to attend four evenings per week: Monday to Thursday. The mode of delivery is the same across all campuses. In addition, students are also required to attend professional development sessions which aim to develop their academic, study and language skills to support their progress and attainment on their chosen course.

How you will learn

Whilst studying on this course you will be taught in a variety of ways including lectures, practical sessions, workshops and lectures by guest speakers. You will also take part in a work experience placement during your studies.


Assessment is undertaken in many different ways, such as delivering a presentation, writing an assignment, analysing a case study, completing a portfolio of evidence, or writing reports. There are no formal examinations required for this course.

During your course of study we enable you to develop the managerial skills required for working in health and social care. Whilst also further developing the transferable skills, such as: team work, research skills, verbal and nonverbal communication, problem solving and analytical skills, which are required to work in health and social care.

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

Where could this course take you?

Once you have successfully completed the course you can convert your HND into a degree by taking a one year top-up programme at a University or alternatively you could choose to seek employment within your chosen industry.

This course is also offered in partnership with New City College. Students may be admitted to this course through New City College which will be determined at the Admissions stage.

Course Fees

Tuition Fees£12,300.00
Awarding Body Registration Fees**Additional awarding body registration fees may apply

*UK/EU students are eligible to apply for funding via the Student Loans Company.

**Students are required to register with the Awarding Body within four (4) weeks of enrolment.

UKCBC is accredited by Student Finance England, and students applying for this HND Course may be applicable for tuition funding. Call us today and speak with one of our representatives for further details.