The purpose of Pearson BTEC Higher Nationals is to develop students as independent-thinking professionals who can meet the demands of employers and adapt to a constantly changing world. The qualification aims to widen access to higher education and improve the career prospects of those who take them.
The aims of the Pearson BTEC Higher Nationals in Healthcare Professions’ Support for England are to:
At Level 4, students develop a broad knowledge and awareness of key aspects of the healthcare sector through seven core units, which include one unit assessed by a Pearson-set assignment. The units are:
The Level 4 Higher National Diploma is recognised by higher education providers as meeting admission requirements to many relevant health and social care-related courses, for example:
Some examples of job roles the qualification could lead to: