Higher National Diploma in HEAlth and social care
Higher National Diploma in Health and social care
The Higher National Diploma is a qualification that has been developed to prepare people for employment in the Social Care or Health Care industry. It is a particularly useful qualification for those intending to pursue higher education in Social Work, Applied Social Studies, Sociology and Psychology. The qualifications provide a thorough grounding in the key concepts and practical skills required in the 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 whether this is into employment or to further study on a degree or professional course.
A key progression path for BTEC Higher National Certificate and Diploma for learners is an admission to the second or third year of a degree or honours degree programme, depending on the match of the BTEC Higher National units to the degree programme in question. Final year 'Top-Up' degree programmes or Postgraduate Diploma validated by many leading Irish/ UK universities.
Students who obtain an overall merit grade will gain a place on the majority of courses outlined in Edexcel Degree Course Finder