Health & Social Care

Access to Higher Education - Nursing and Allied Health Professions - J004

12 Quays Full Time Level 3

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This course is a preparation for entry to a degree or Higher Diploma course in health care including Nursing, Midwifery, Paramedics, Operations Dept Practitioner, Occupational Therapy and other related health care professions.

Course Details

Four modules are studied, these are:

  • Human Biology
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Health Studies

In addition a research project will be undertaken chosen from one of the subject areas. Credits are awarded for the Access course modules. To achieve the Access Diploma, you must gain all 60 credits, including a minimum of 45 credits at Level 3. There are 20 units worth 3 credits each; 6 units of Biology, 4 of Psychology, 3 of Health Studies, 3 Sociology and 4 development units. 15 units are graded, while 5 must be passed but are not graded. The Access to HE Diploma is awarded by Openawards.org.

Entry Guidelines

This course is for students aged 19plus.

Relevant level 2 qualification e.g. Pre Access to Health or Science and GCSE English and maths at grade 4/C or above or 5 GCSE's at grade 4/C or above including English and maths.

Applicants need to have relevant health and social care work experience.

For Adult Nursing only, if you have confirmation, in writing, from a university that they will accept Level 2 in English and maths, then this can be discussed at interview.

If English is not your first language, you may need an assessment before enrolling on this course. To discuss further, please contact the ESOL department on 0151 551 7144.

Assessment Method

Assessments is continuous with examinations, reports, essays, tests, assignments and presentations.

Additional Information

You need to be aware that to meet entry requirements for specific courses at Universities, you may need particular qualifications in addition to the Access qualification. For example, several courses require maths and English at grade 6/B or above and relevant work experience. You are advised to check the entry requirements for your intended degree course as soon as possible. When you attend your Access interview, you will be given the opportunity to discuss how any additional requirements could be met. Useful websites: UCAS-www.UCAS.com and NHS - www.nhscareers.nhs.uk

Where can I progress to?

Degree or Higher Diploma courses in health related subjects, such as Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedics etc. Obtaining the Access to HE Diploma in Nursing and Allied Health Professions does not guarantee entry into any HE course.

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Starting 4th September 2019 - Ending - 26th June 2020REF J004L001

If you are aged 19 or over:

Fee : £3384.00

If you are aged 19+, you may be able to apply for a 19+ Advanced Learner Loan (which is available for this course).

Please see our fees & discounts leaflet.

Depending on your personal circumstances, this course could be FREE for you if you are aged 19-23 and you do not already have a level 3 qualification.

The fee quoted is for the academic year 2019-20.

Planned Timetable

Day Times Campus
Wednesday 09:00 — 16:00 12 Quays
Thursday 09:00 — 15:00 12 Quays

For advice and guidance, please contact Student Services on 0151 551 7777 or call into our Conway Park Campus. Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 11 to 4pm and Wednesdays 4 to 6.30pm (term time only).


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