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BTEC Higher National Diploma in Health and Social Care

Friday, 3 March 2017

BTEC Higher National Diploma in Health and Social Care

Course Code : CI061HS (Year 1) CI062HS (Year 2)
Course Certification:BTEC Level 6 Higher National Diploma (HND)
Course Duration: 2 Years


BTEC Higher National Diploma in Health and Social Care
BTEC Higher National Diploma in Health and Social Care

Course Description
This two year professional qualification has been developed for people who wish to pursue a career in the Caring Services. It aims to prepare students for employment in social care settings and forms the academic basis for further education in applied social sciences. This is achieved through a comprehensive programme of tuition and work-based education. The course is assessed continuously by means of written and practical assignments and oral presentations. Students must complete 400 work placement hours over the two years. Work placement must be completed in an appropriate social care setting.

Student Testimonials
Bernie Sheerin - "Through the work experience programme connected to the course, I met and worked alongside many different people in very different environments which more than prepared me for the rigours of the actual workplace." Read More

Alison Cullivan - "Because of Cavan Institute, I achieved distinctions in many of my modules which gave me the confidence and interest to continue my studies." Read More

Course Content

  • Communication in Health and Social Care
  • Principles of Practice
  • Ensuring Health and Safety
  • Continuing Development
  • Working in Partnership
  • Health and Social Care Research Project
A number of the following will be included:

  • Public Health
  • Ensuring Best Outcomes
  • Quality in Health Care
  • Supporting Significant Life Events
  • Leadership and Organizations
  • Social Context of Health and Social Care
  • Understanding Abuse
  • Psychology for Health and Social Care
  • Counselling Skills Development and Practice
  • Understanding Specific NeedsStudents will be required to complete Garda Vetting, Manual Handling and First Aid

Career Opportunities
Students who complete this course may seek employment in different areas of health and social care work, such as Residential Care, Work with Community Groups, Care of the Older Person, Youth Work and Care of People with Specific Needs. Many students progress to further education. 

Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate, Mature Applicants. FETAC Level 5 Award in Applied Social Studies EASSX, Community and Health Services (DCHSX), Community Care (DCHCC).

For entry into 2nd Year, students must pass all 1st Year Units.