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Access to Higher Education - Health & Social Care

Key information:

Start DateEnd DateSiteDay(s)Start TimeEnd Time 
24/09/201925/06/2020College Main SiteTuesday and Thursday09:3016:30Available for applications

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Course Information:

Introduction to this course

The Access Study Programme has been developed for adults who missed out on higher education when they were younger or would like a change of career. The Study Programme aims to provide a firm foundation for progression to study at degree level. For this reason study skills and educational support and guidance form essential elements of the Study Programme.  In addition, group and individual tutorial sessions support students and offer guidance with the UCAS process and study skills.

The Diploma is taught by subject specialist teaching staff in a supportive environment to develop the academic skills necessary to progress onto higher education. You will have homework and assignment work set each week with strict deadlines. There is at least 20 hours of additional study at home each week so it is important to ensure that you can plan this in to your weekly schedule.
This Access Health and Social Care Diploma will prepare you for higher education study in a range of related subject areas including Health Studies, Social Work and Health and Social Care Degrees.  If you aim to go to University to become a Registered Nurse, Midwife or Allied Health Professional please check which Access Pathway is required as some Universities required the Science or Nursing and Midwifery specific pathway which has a higher science content.

Entry Requirements

Who can apply? This qualification is for students aged 19 and over. You must have achieved GCSE English, Maths and Science at grade 4 (C) or above.

We are looking for applicants with a high level of motivation to be an independent student with a willingness for self-study, the commitment to study a full time, challenging course with a clear idea of the university level programmes that you wish to progress onto.

How will I be assessed?

The Access to Higher Education Diploma is predominantly based upon continuous assessment (coursework). There will be a variety of teaching methods used throughout the course, including individual practical work, small group exercises, on-line research, group presentations, whole-class teaching and peer assessment. You will be supported and encouraged to develop and practice the skills that will enable you to become an independent learner and fully prepare you for Higher Education.

The assessment methodology will take a variety of forms including:
Timed Assessment/End Test
Presentations (with hand-outs/notes)
Case Study
Independent Research Study

Course content/units
You will study a range of units that make up the overall Diploma.  Unit titles include: Human Physiology, Sociology, Psychology, Professional Healthcare Practice, Counselling, Mental Health and Childhood Studies.
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