• Salia-Isabela Tramandau

Health Sciences Pathway – Access to Higher Education

This course is for students aged 19 or over when the course begins who wish to progress onto Higher Education.

  • STUDY MODE Part-Time

What will I do?

You will study four modules:

Development of Social Welfare
Poverty and Housing
Social Policy

Health Studies
Developing Professional Practice in Healthcare
Health Promotion
Introduction to Safeguarding

Human Biology
Basic Anatomy and Physiology

Further skills
Communicating through speaking and listening
Reading and writing skills
Application of numbers using calculation
Application of numbers using data interpretation

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What's next?

The Access to Higher Education Diploma Pathways are ideal if you are aged over 19 and wish to study at degree level at University. By successfully completing a relevant Pathway, you will be able to apply to study a relevant subject at your chosen University.

International students who are applying for Access courses in order to enter the nursing profession should be aware that they required to meet specific three-year residency criteria to be able to progress to Higher Education courses.

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Is it for me?

Each of the Pathways on offer allows you the opportunity to specialise in a particular field and progress into higher education study. For example, by gaining an Access to Higher Education Diploma (Health Sciences), you could go on to study for a degree in Nursing, Midwifery, Occupational Therapy or Physiotherapy.

Please note, the Access to Higher Education Diploma will give you the opportunity to apply to a wide range of university courses and it is vital that you check all the required entry qualifications for your chosen degree course programme.

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  • Start Date 17/09/2019
  • End Date 23/07/2020
  • Duration 10 Month(s)
  • Day Tuesday & Thursday
  • Start/End Time 17:30 / 21:30
  • Course Ref 1041H-1/1
  • Location Bletchley Campus
  • Fees
  • 16 - 18 £ 0.00
  • 19 - 23 £ 3384.00
  • 24+ £ 3384.00
  • Overseas £ 3384.00

Ideally, you will require a Level 2 English and a Level 2 Maths qualification to join one of our Access to Higher Education Diploma course programmes. Entry will be dependent upon a review of previous qualifications in addition to a literacy and numeracy assessment undertaken at interview.

Assessment is continuous and you will be required to submit a portfolio of coursework for each unit by the end of the course. We use a range of assessment methods, including class exercises, formal written assignments and tutor records of performance during class discussions and presentations. There will be some end of unit examinations.

Student progress is regularly monitored through 1:1 tutorials and assessment of class work and homework. You will have a Personal Tutor who will support you with your studies.

You should be prepared to study for around 20-25 hours per week. Approximately 8 hours will be taught sessions at College, the remainder will be homework and additional self-study research.

You can expect to be in College on 2 evenings per week 5.45 pm – 9.30 pm.

You will need to provide your own stationery (notepad, pen, additional equipment for Maths etc.)


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