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The Access to Health & Social Care course is for people who want to enter higher education to study for a degree in nursing, midwifery, occupational therapy, or paramedic science, or who want to undertake university studies in social sciences or other health-related subjects. This is a one-year course delivered in a blended learning model with two days in college and one day online. This course is for mature students (19+) returning to education or wishing to pursue a different career route. A range of Academic Subject Content units are delivered in biology, psychology, and sociology. Learners also undertake a range of Study Skills units.
How will I know how I am doing?
The course consists of 60 credits: 45 Academic Subject Content (ASC) credits graded at pass, merit, or distinction, and 15 Study Skills credits. You will be set assignments to gain these credits throughout the academic year. These will involve essay writing, tests/exams, some practical experiments with written reports and presentations.
What do I need to join?
Essential: GCSE English Language - C/4 or above or international equivalent Already gained or studying for: GCSE Maths - C/4 or above or international equivalent Beneficial: GCSE Sciences - C/4 or above or international equivalent As well as the above Academic criteria all applicants are required to submit an informal assessment and attend a telephone interview. An offer of a place will be made on the basis of your assessment and interview. EU/International applicants should email [email protected] to check that any international qualifications they have are recognised by UK institutions before applying for this course.
What can I do next?
The Access to Health & Social Care pathway offers you the opportunity to progress onto a degree course in a range of health-related areas including nursing, midwifery, paramedic science and many other health and social care related subjects.
Fee information is available by contacting our Money Management Team at [email protected]. Depending on your age and previous qualifications, you may be entitled to a fee reduction or waiver. The Advanced Learner Loan is available for most 19+ applicants dependent on your nationality/residency status - please check www.gov.uk/advanced-learner-loan for more information. The loan covers the full cost of the course, and if you go on to complete any university level course, the entire loan is written off, meaning you pay nothing for your Access diploma. Please send course enquiries to [email protected]
course information last updated: Friday 23rd February 2024 @ 8.03am (6 hours ago)