Pearson BTEC Higher National qualifications are widely recognized by industry and higher education as the principal vocational qualification at Levels 4 and 5. When developing the Pearson BTEC Higher National qualifications in Healthcare Practice, we collaborated with a wide range of students, employers, higher education providers, colleges and subject experts to ensure that the new qualifications meet their needs and expectations. The new Pearson BTEC Higher National qualifications in Healthcare Practice are designed to reflect this increasing need for high quality professional and technical education pathways at Levels 4 and 5, thereby providing students with a clear line of sight to employment and to progression to a degree at Level 6.

By the end students will be able to:

  • Relate the principles of effective nursing practice to own personal and professional development
  • Explore the impact of environmental factors on the service user experience
  • Analyze health and safety policy underpinning safe nursing procedures and practice
  • Provide appropriate care for service users in different life stage

Nursing Programme needs a wide variety of skills and knowledge, from physical personal support techniques to knowledge of illnesses, medication and patient monitoring, from emotional and social support of service users and their friends and families, to dealing with bereavement. This unit provides an overview of the underpinning principles, values and basic practice requirements for roles in nursing, giving students an insight into the profession and supporting progression to nursing or related roles. It focuses on four areas: the underpinning principles of care, factors that impact quality of care, health, safety and safeguarding/protection responsibilities of the healthcare practitioner, and providing effective support to service users using health and care services.


Viti I, Semestri I
Law, policy and ethical practice in health and social care
The basics of evidence-based practice
Supporting individual journeys through Integrated Health and Social Care
Demonstration of professional principles and values ​​in health and social care practice
Integration of German Language
Viti I, Semestri II
Changing Perspectives in Public Health
Supporting Independent Living
Sociological and Psychological Perspectives on Health
Anatomy and Physiology for Health and Ill-Health
Effective Reporting and Record-keeping in Health and Social Care Services
Viti II, Semestri III
Supporting Mental Health Services
Supporting Orthopaedic Care
Supporting Practitioners in Urgent Care Environments
Healthcare Practice with Children and Young People
Supporting Practitioners in Maternity Care

BTEC is one of the world’s most recognized applied learning brands, engaging students in practical, interpersonal and thinking skills, for more than thirty years. BTECs are work-related qualifications for students taking their first steps into employment, or for those already in employment and seeking career development opportunities. BTECs provide progression into the workplace either directly or via study at university and are also designed to meet employer’s needs.

The normal minimum entry requirements for a candidate to be eligible for admission to the College’s courses are set out in the General Entry Requirements contained in the Prospectus. However, the absolute minimum criteria for a student to be admitted to this academic program, is that all students are expected to have successfully completed high school and have passed the national test (matura). In addition, in order to be enrolled in our program, all applicants are required to bring the following documents:

  • Birth certificate
  • Diploma and secondary school certificate
  • Legalized documents issued by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology of the Republic of Kosovo for all those who have completed their education outside of the Republic of Kosovo
  • Completing the application procedures at Universum College
  • The contract of the study program if they meet eligibility criteria