Access to HE Diploma – Health Care (Full-Time)

Course Overview

The Access to Higher Education Diploma – Health Care is an introductory course that develops the confidence, knowledge, and skills necessary to be able to progress to and successfully participate in a relevant higher education programme and enhance employment potential.

This is located in the Health, Social and Childcare (HSC) department.

  • Entry Requirements

    Applications can be made from learners aged 19 or above who do not hold any formal qualifications; however, a skills’ assessment and an interview will need to be undertaken to determine suitability for the course.

    Learners with GCSE Maths and English Language at grade C or above do not need to undertake the skills’ assessment but will have an interview.

    Applicants should have a positive disposition and deal well with challenges and be motivated, reliable and mature.

  • Career Prospects

    Successful completion of the qualification will prepare students 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.

  • Course Modules

    • Anatomy and Physiology
    • Health Care
    • Psychology
    • Sociology
    • Investigative Project
    • Communication Skills
    • Presentation Skills
    • Numeracy

  • Assessment

    Teaching and learning will take place by a process of lectures, tutorials, seminars, discussions, demonstrations, blended learning and group work. Learners will be assessed by using a range of assessment strategies including presentations, reports, essays and class tests.

  • Additional Costs

    There will be additional course-related costs.

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