Start Date: Duration: Level: Study mode: Course Location: Course Type:
September 1 Year Level 3 Part-Time Evening Bede Campus Access to Higher Education Apply Enquire
September 1 Year Level 3 Part-Time - Day Bede Campus Access to Higher Education Apply Enquire

What’s it all about?

The course aims to support adult learners aged over 19 to progress to Higher Education and complete a degree.

Alternatively, it might be that you would like to refresh your skills within healthcare or gain further academic qualifications to progress your career. This course allows you to gain the UCAS points to help you to gain a university place.

There is support available within the college. You will be given a Programme Leader for Health Science and a Wellbeing Tutor.

This course is delivered on campus and face-to-face, where there is a focus on attendance, as this helps you to achieve high grades and the get most out of the course. The induction process will help you to settle into the college, provide you with an overview of the units/course details and understand the expectations.

The Access to Higher Education Diploma in Health will aid students to go onto careers in:

-Dental hygiene therapy
- Biochemistry
-Speech and language therapy
-Occupational Health
-Children's nursing
- Other allied health professions

You are able to apply for this course if you have any of the following:

- 4 GCSEs at grade 4/C or above (including English and Maths)
- Any full Level 2 with Test the City Maths and English

We are here to support you if do not have these qualifications at this time. You can speak to he Access to Higher Education team to discuss this further.

Study level Cost Additional fees
19+ please enquire You will need to provide your own stationery. However, you may wish to purchase additional equipment to help with your learning, for example, laptop or desktop computer.

You will have an excellent experience and benefit from theoretical lessons and some practical sessions within the science units.The aim of this course is to prepare you for university and your future career within healthcare.

There are clear links and examples provided within lessons so that you are able to see how theory comes into practice.

You will be assessed in various ways from essays and reports to posters, leaflets and presentations. This will allow you to explore various software and enjoy our facilities.

On this course you will experience a combination of teaching and learning styles as follows:

- Classroom lectures
- Workshop/Study sessions
- Directed work with other students
- Directed private study

During the course, lecturers will assess your knowledge and learning and we will also ensure that additional support is provided where needed.

English and Maths are important life skills that will help you to achieve your best in your studies and progress to your dream career. If you have not already achieved grade 9-4 in GCSE Maths and/ or English at school, we will support you to improve your skills before you start the Access Diploma.

The course will be delivered across 8 hours per week.

This is a a part-time course that will provisionally be delivered either on:

- Tuesday and Wednesday between 9:30am-2:30pm
- Tuesday and Thursday between 5:00pm-9:00pm

This course is designed to progress to university. The aims are that you will be able to:
- analyse practice.
- work collaboratively.
- gain theoretical knowledge.
- evaluate theories.
- look at the reliability of sources.
- give practical examples.

The graded units of this course are:

Professional Skills
Contemporary Issues in Health

You will also study a range of ungraded units which are Study Skills, English Language Writing Skills, English Language Comprehension and Higher Maths.

These units will help you to apply theory to practice to healthcare.

What’s next?

After the completion of this course you can progress to Higher Education and university.

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