South & City College Birmingham
Healthcare Practice (Public Health and Health Promotion) HND
South & City College Birmingham

Key Course Facts

Course Description

The Pearson BTEC Higher National Diploma (HND) is a highly regarded, nationally and internationally recognised, undergraduate level programme, equivalent to the first and second year of a university degree course. The course is Level 5 on the National Qualifications Framework and has been designed to offer a strong, sector-related emphasis on practical skills development, alongside the development of requisite knowledge and understanding of healthcare related areas, both in the UK and overseas.

The qualification provides a thorough grounding in key concepts in healthcare practice with an emphasis on public health and health promotion including, law, evidence based practice, health inequality, reporting and record keeping in health practice. The course will include contemporary themes and current practice. In the second year students are able to undertake a action research project in an area of interest as well as study further key concepts in heath promotion, health psychology, social policy in public health and global health and wellbeing. All students will undertake a healthcare based work placements to develop their own professional practice and meet the requirements to work in the sector.

Salary

Salary of all UK Graduates of Environmental and Public Health

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £25248 £24270 £26688
25-75 percentile range £22236 - £28241 £17210 - £31053 £18929 - £34981

What You Will Learn

Programme content: As a student of Healthcare Practice (Public Health and Health Promotion), HND you will study the following course modules.

Year 1

Year 2

This course is mainly assessed through coursework, presentations, work based projects, work placement activities for professional practice units. There are no examinations on this course.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

Qualification requirements

A minimum of 45 credits at a pass grade or combination of credits equivalent to 48 UCAS points accepted

Do you not fulfill the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements?
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still be able to join Healthcare Practice (Public Health and Health Promotion), HND.

Visa Requirements for International Students

Visa requirement

All international students (including citizens from EU countries) intending to study this or any other academic programme for more than 6 months in the UK require a Student Visa.

International students younger than 18 years require a special Child Student Visa. Exceptions from this general rule may apply to holders of other UK work visas, British National Overseas visa, family member visa and recognised refugees or asylum seekers.

Permission to work while studying

South & City College Birmingham is listed by the UK government as an institution licensed to sponsor migrant students.

Student visa holders from licensed institutions are entitled to work during their full-time bachelor's, master's or Phd studies for
- 20h/week during the term
- Full-time outside term time (e.g. vacations, work placements, once course ended)

After completion of a bachelor's or master's programme of at least 12 months Student Visa holders of licensed institutions can convert their visa into a Graduate Visa which entitles graduates to work for 2 years in the UK.

Costs

Tuition Fees Healthcare Practice (Public Health and Health Promotion) HND

EU £6165 year 1
England UK £6165 year 1
Northern Ireland £6165 year 1
Scotland £6165 year 1
Wales £6165 year 1
Channel Islands £6165 year 1
Ireland £6165 year 1
International £7500 year 1

Additional fee information

Students will be required to attend a work placement throughout the course, so any additional costs for travelling associated with attendance at work placement must be paid for by students. Students will need to provide evidence of a current enhanced DBS.

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
  
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2023

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)

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About South & City College Birmingham

South & City College Birmingham is a provider of both Further Education and Higher Education, based in the busy, vibrant city of Birmingham in England. This college delivers courses and programmes from eight different campus locations, all located across Birmingham. Each campus provides a range of subject types, without being limited to any particular fields.

Where is this programme taught

Digbeth Campus
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Digbeth Campus - Main Site
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