Healthcare Professions – Access to Higher Education Diploma (Online)
The Access to HE Diploma is designed for students who have not gained the traditional ‘A’level ‘T’ Level or BTEC entry qualifications for university.
It is ideal for students who have been out of education for an amount of time or are planning a career change.
Key academic skills such as academic writing, referencing, research skills, evaluation and critical analysis are taught in preparation for the demands of university.
You will study a variety of units that cover health, psychology, sociology, health studies and study skills. Additionally, you will carry out your own small research project in an area related to your intended career path.
What will I do?
You will study four modules:
- Development of Social Welfare
- Poverty and Housing
- Social Policy
- Developing Professional Practice in Healthcare
- Health Promotion
- Introduction to Safeguarding
- Cardiopulmonary System
- Disease and Body Defence
- Homeostasis for Healthcare
- The Musculoskeletal System
- Communicating through speaking and listening
- Reading and writing skills
- Application of numbers using calculation
- Application of numbers using data interpretation
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. It is advised that you check entry requirements for your preferred 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.
Is it for me?
Please note: The course will accept people at aged 18 if they have both English and maths at grade C or 4 or Functional Skills Level 2.
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.
This course is fast paced and demanding. To be successful you will be required to be committed and self- motivated. You will be introduced to a great deal of new transferable skills in a variety of subject areas. Therefore, the need to be open to new experience is vital. However, you will be constantly supported and encouraged by experienced tutors.
You are required to hold a GCSE English and a GCSE maths qualification @ grade 4/C or above to join this course. Entry will be dependent upon a review of previous qualifications in addition to a literacy and numeracy assessment undertaken at interview. You will also be required to complete a pre course questionnaire.
Entry will be dependent upon a review of previous qualifications in addition to a literacy assessment undertaken prior to interview. It is strongly advised to complete a Distance Learning Programme prior to commencing this programme of study. Tutors will be able to advise at interview.
HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?
A variety of assessments will be undertaken by students including essay, report, oral presentation, workbook, case study, exam and research project.
HOW WILL MY PROGRESS BE MONITORED?
Written feedback is provided for each assignment, with attainment level and advice on how to improve further. Personal academic progress can be followed by students through college Promonitor system. Students will have regular one to one progress reviews with appointed tutor
HOW MUCH WILL I HAVE TO STUDY EACH WEEK?
Students will attend online lessons each Thursday from 5.30 – 9.30 and one Saturday a month for lessons. Independent study is also required at home. It is recommended that students should set aside at least 10-15 hours per week of self-study time.