Health, Social Care and Childcare
Call 0191 511 6000
One year beginning in September 2017
Bede, St. Peter's, Washington
Award to be received
Access to Higher Education Diploma (Health)
Who is this course for?
Students who are 19 years and above who are wanting to apply to university for degrees in ;
Adult Nursing, Mental Health Nursing, Child Nursing, Learning Disability Nursing, Midwifery, Physiotherapy, Radiography, Occupational Health, ODP, Public Health, Health and Social Care.
The Diploma is also suitable for progression onto Foundation Degrees and HND’s in Health and Social Care.
What do you need to apply for the course?
You will need a minimum of 4 GCSE’s at grade C or a full level 2 plus Maths and English at level 2.
You will also need to complete an English and Maths assessment and attend an interview.
What are the key things you'll learn?
Pathway Units, level 3, 9 credits : Human Biology, Professional Skills in Health Care, Contemporary Issues in Health, Psychology,Social Policy and Welfare * Biochemistry ( optional within Health Science Strand) = 45 credits@ level 3
Core units,ungraded : Higher Maths- level 3 ,3 credits, Study Skills -Level 2, 6 credits, English Writing Skills- level 2, 3 credits, English Comprehension, level 2, 3 credits = 15 credits
How you will learn
You will learn through lectures, tutorials, workshops and self-study
Continuous Assessment involving building a portfolio to include :
Essays, reports, projects, academic posters, leaflets, internal exams approx. three assessments per unit and two internal examinations over the whole diploma.
Deadlines and submission dates set internally and are available on the Access Mooodle website.
All assignments are collated into an individual portfolio which are assessed internally and are subject to internal and external moderators
Where could this course take you?
After successfully completing your course you could progress onto a university courses and progression to careers in the NHS and the Caring Professions.
Average salary for qualified Nursing staff = £23,000 approx.
What costs will you incur?
£2,750 for daytime programme. £2,250 for evening programme.
Students apply for a 19+ loan which is written off when a student completes their HE course. Fees will be charged when either the Access course or the HE course has not been completed.