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



The Nursing program is an accredited program by the English Institute BTEC Pearson.

What is BTEC Pearson?


Pearson is a world leader in teaching, with expertise in curriculum and assessment, and a range of teaching-related services. Pearson works closely with governments, teachers, students, researchers, authors, and local experts to put education in the hands of more people around the world, making it more inspiring. BTEC is part of Pearson.
The BTEC Qualifications are the most popular professional qualifications in the UK and are successfully offered across the globe by Pearson Qualifications International. BTEC Centers comply with all BTEC policies and regulations.
BTEC degrees are internationally recognized higher education qualifications at levels 4 and 5 that are equivalent to the first and second years of a bachelor’s degree.

Pearson Diploma and Universum College


Universum College is the only center in Kosovo approved by Pearson to offer the Design and Nursing programs of this Institution in the country. Upon completion, Universum College students receive a degree from BTEC Pearson which is recognized in Kosovo and abroad.

Pearson Diploma and MASH


Since 2016 BTEC Pearson and MES have collaborated for high quality professional development in Kosovo.

The agreement between MES and BTEC ensures that the programs of this institution offered by the centers in Kosovo are officially recognized as other programs regulated by the KAA.

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.

Tutoring services


In addition to the academic staff, students are also assisted by tutors. The purpose of tutoring is to help students develop strategies that help them consolidate their knowledge, develop transferable learning skills, and achieve academic success. The role of a tutor is to enable Fashion Design students to acquire their knowledge using the best way of learning. The ultimate goal is to help students discover that they are learning better and to help students develop their skills to achieve better educational outcomes. In case students need additional support and academic assistance tutors are informed immediately. In this way the academic performance of the students is closely monitored.



Universum College provides students with a range of resources and services to support their teaching and research. Universum College wants to do everything possible to help students stay active and engaged during lectures and internships.
Universum College is equipped with Nursing laboratories on the Campus in Lipjan and Ferizaj. The laboratories are comfortably designed and are equipped with beds, patient-dolls and other necessary tools in order for the teaching to be as effective as possible.



In the Nursing Program the practical part is essential in order for students to achieve a high efficiency in studies. Practicing each unit facilitates the student learning process.


VR (Virtual Reality)

Nursing Program students at Universum College are using VR (Virtual Reality) equipment during internships at Universum College’s innovative labs. Through these simulations students are practicing their skills in a “safe-virtual environment”.
The use of VR equipment at Universum College is effectively increasing the knowledge in nursing education among students. Putting each learning unit into practice is facilitating the student learning procedure.

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