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Access to HE Health Care

Access to HE Health Care

Access to HE Health Course

Access to Higher Education Diploma (Health Care)

An Access course is an intense learning opportunity, aimed at adults who wish to study at university but don’t necessarily have the qualifications to apply.

Is this course right for me?

This course is designed for learners who may not have any recent qualifications which enable them to gain entry onto a degree level course. The learner will gain a sound overview of health covering physical, social and psychological aspects.

This is an intensive course which requires a high level of dedication and ideally 100% attendance. You will be required to study outside normal college hours in order to complete assignments and undertake background reading. Candidates must be certain they are ready for both the academic demands and the workload of the programme in order to achieve the Diploma at a standard required for university entry.

This course normally runs over three days per week.

  • Two GCSEs at grade C or above to include English Language/First Language Welsh and Mathematics/Numeracy
  • Life skills, experience and maturity are important
  • A subject related skills test may be required at the course information session
  • Each application is considered on individual merit
  • Entry is subject to an informal interview
  • Successful completion of Skills for Further Study and evidence of improvement from internal GCSE assessments or Skills, in addition to a successful decision from progression board meeting

Please read the full entry requirements above as you will usually need to meet those as well.

This is an intense course.

Units to be studied include:

  • Delivering an oral presentation
  • Communication skills for access to higher education
  • Numeracy for health professionals – scientific application
  • Circulatory system
  • Human renal system
  • Nutrition and the digestive system
  • Human skeletal system
  • Human reproductive systems
  • Cell structure and transport
  • Communication for health work
  • Behaviour and health
  • Understanding mental ill health
  • Stress and stress management
  • Pulmonary respiration
  • Theoretical approaches to psychology
  • Sociology perspectives

Learners are able to complete either the full qualification or certain units or elements through the medium of Welsh/bilingually.

  • Continuous assessment during the course
  • Practical assessment during the course
  • Portfolio of evidence

Future careers could include: Nursing, Midwifery, Occupational Health, Podiatry, Speech Therapy, Sports Science and Complementary Therapy.

If you are thinking about studying at degree level following this course please visit the university websites or UCAS (University Central Admissions Service) www.ucas.com to check any entry requirements.

  • Stationery - you will be told about any specific items before you start the course
  • Text books - you will be told about any specific items before you start the course, most text books are available to loan from the college library or online libraries
  • A memory stick/a small portable USB hard drive
  • You may be eligible for funding. Find out more on our student finance page
  • No tuition fee
  • We are waiving the Administration Fee for the academic year 2022/23
  • There is a annual workshop fee for this course (£20 - £60), payable before you start the course
  • You may be eligible for funding. Find out more on our student finance page

Additional Information

Additional information

Level:

Mode:

Online Learning Elements?

Yes

Sports Academy: While on this course you may be able to join our Sports Academy, if you have a talent for sport, we would like to hear from you.

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What are the entry requirements?

  • Two GCSEs at grade C or above to include English Language/First Language Welsh and Mathematics/Numeracy
  • Life skills, experience and maturity are important
  • A subject related skills test may be required at the course information session
  • Each application is considered on individual merit
  • Entry is subject to an informal interview

Current student – what are the entry requirements?

Please read the full entry requirements above as you will usually need to meet those as well

  • Successful completion of Skills for Further Study and evidence of improvement from internal GCSE assessments or Skills, in addition to a successful decision from progression board meeting

What will I learn?

This is an intense course.

Units to be studied include:

  • Delivering an oral presentation
  • Communication skills for access to higher education
  • Numeracy for health professionals – scientific application
  • Circulatory system
  • Human renal system
  • Nutrition and the digestive system
  • Human skeletal system
  • Human reproductive systems
  • Cell structure and transport
  • Communication for health work
  • Behaviour and health
  • Understanding mental ill health
  • Stress and stress management
  • Pulmonary respiration
  • Theoretical approaches to psychology
  • Sociology perspectives

Can I do this course in Welsh?

Learners are able to complete either the full qualification or certain units or elements through the medium of Welsh/bilingually.


How will I be assessed?

  • Continuous assessment during the course
  • Practical assessment during the course
  • Portfolio of evidence

What can I do next?

Future careers could include: Nursing, Midwifery, Occupational Health, Podiatry, Speech Therapy, Sports Science and Complementary Therapy.

If you are thinking about studying at degree level following this course please visit the university websites or UCAS (University Central Admissions Service) www.ucas.com to check any entry requirements.


Do I need to bring/buy any equipment?

  • Stationery - you will be told about any specific items before you start the course
  • Text books - you will be told about any specific items before you start the course, most text books are available to loan from the college library or online libraries
  • A memory stick/a small portable USB hard drive
  • You may be eligible for funding. Find out more on our student finance page

Are there any additional costs?

  • No tuition fee
  • We are waiving the Administration Fee for the academic year 2022/23
  • There is a annual workshop fee for this course (£20 - £60), payable before you start the course
  • You may be eligible for funding. Find out more on our student finance page

Additional information

Level:

Mode:

Online Learning Elements?

Yes

Disclaimer:
The College takes all reasonable steps to provide the educational services and courses as described above. Details are correct at the time of editing but may be subject to change without prior notice. Courses will not run if student numbers are insufficient. The College has the right to refuse individuals entry to courses in certain circumstances. Prospective students may be advised of more suitable alternatives, if appropriate. The entry requirements stated are those that are normally required to undertake the programme of study.
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