The Access to Higher Education Diploma – Health Care is an introductory course develops the confidence, knowledge and skills necessary to be able to progress to and successfully participate in a relevant higher education programme. This is located in the Health, Social and Childcare (HSC) department.
The modules studied include Anatomy and Physiology, Psychology, Sociology, Health Care, Investigative Project, Communication, Presentation Skills and Numeracy. The course is assessed via a variety of assessments: essay writing, project writing, in class timed-constrained assessments, presentations and role–play.
With the challenges of a level 3 programme of study, learners are expected to have literacy skills equivalent to a level 2 and numeracy skills equivalent to a level 1, on application. Competency in IT skills is also needed. All learners will undertake a skills assessment in numeracy and literacy to determine suitability for the course. To enable learners to achieve this level of competence we also offer the pre-access course for those learners who do not meet the numeracy and literacy entry requirements. Learners need to be committed to studying and be prepared to study outside of college hours. Learners need to have a positive disposition and deal well with challenges and be honest, motivated, reliable, mature and have evidence of life experience.
Successful completion of the qualification will prepare you for study in Higher Education in: adult nursing, paediatric nursing, mental health nursing, midwifery, audiology, paramedic science, speech and language therapy, ODP and social work.