Start Date: Duration: Level: Study mode: Course Location: Course Type:
January 18 Weeks Level 3 Part-Time - Day Bede Campus Access to Higher Education Apply Enquire
September 18 Weeks Level 3 Part-Time - Day Bede Campus Access to Higher Education Apply Enquire

What’s it all about?

This course is a academic programme aimed for students who are 19 years old or above and who want to apply to university for to study a degree in subjects such as:

- Adult nursing
- Mental health nursing
- Child nursing
- Learning disability nursing
- Midwifery
- Physiotherapy
- Radiography
- Occupational health
- ODP
- Public health

On the course there is support with the UCAS application from a personal tutor and a Programme Leader. . The September start allows students apply for the April intake at universities, if this is an option, and the January start allows students to apply for the September intake.

You are required to have 4 GCSE’S at 4/C or above, including English and Maths (or a Level 2 equivalent) in order to apply for this course. If you do not have these qualifications, please contact a member of the Access team who can support you in gaining the required qualifications.

Study level Cost
19+ please enquire

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

The knowledge gained through these sessions will allow you to produce a variety of assignments, such as essays, reports, presentations and leaflets, ect.

This course is delivered during the day over three days. Lessons start at 9:30am until 2:30pm with a half hour lunch break.

This course is aimed at adults who are over 19 years and wish to progress to Higher Education in various health fields.

On the Access to HE Fast Track Diploma there are a specific set of modules which are covered which have been devised to support both your academic writing and advance your knowledge needed for your chosen degree:

- English Language Writing Skills - Level 2 - this aims to refresh your academic writing skills.
- English Language Comprehension - Level 2 - this aims to support your comprehension of research material needed to achieve the higher grades in your Access diploma.
- Study Skills - Level 2 - this aims to support your studies both in academic writing and managing the demands of a level 3 academic course.
- Mathematics - Level 3 - the aims of this module to assist in the necessary skills needed in the health field.
- Professional Skills in Healthcare - Level 3 - this module aims to promote the need for professionalism needed in the field as well as the guidance and legislations practitioners need to adhere to.
- Contemporary Issues in Healthcare – Level 3 – In this module, students are to research an area of their choosing will assists in providing an insight into the current issues faced in healthcare fields.
- Health Promotion -Level 3 – this allows students to critically analyse the impact of current health promotion activities in the field as we as devise a health promotion activity for an area of their choosing.
- Psychology – Level 3 – this module allows students to gain an understanding of different psychological perspectives which underpin all healthcare as well as analyse psychological research.
- Biology of Human Health and Illness – Level 3 – in this module students will gain an understanding of the different working of the human body as well as different factors that can affect human health.

Open Awards.

On this course you will receive 60 credits, which are then converted into UCAS points. Your UCAS points will depend on the grades received in graded units; the higher grades generate more UCAS points. Whilst on the course, there is a dedicated tutor who can support students with calculating their UCAS credits throughout the academic year as and when needed.

What’s next?

Students who complete the course progress to various fields in nursing and in the llied health professional field, such as:

– Adult nursing
– Mental health nursing
– Child nursing
– Learning disability nursing
– Midwifery
– Physiotherapy
– Radiography
– Occupational health
– ODP
– Public health
– Health and social care

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