Access to Higher Education Diploma - Health and Human Sciences - Level 3apply now Options
|Course Title||Access to Higher Education Diploma - Health and Human Sciences - Level 3|
|Start Date||9th September 2019|
|Fees||Fee details on enquiry. All learners are fee-assessed at enrolment|
About the Course
The course prepares you for a wide range of health related careers. It is similar in content to the Access Diploma for Nursing/Midwifery, but includes a greater variety of Science units, which upon successful completion could enable you progress to degree courses, including radiography, physiotherapy, speech therapy, paramedics, nutrition, community health and nursing.
What you will study
On the course you will learn study skills such as note taking, essay writing, reading and research, preparation for exams and oral presentation.
You will be supported throughout the course by a personal tutor who will also give you guidance in applying for Higher Education courses.
All module units are Level 3. To pass the Diploma you must achieve 60 credits. You will do a variety of coursework assignments, tests and examinations throughout the course, which are set and marked by your teachers and externally moderated by OCN London.
Successful completion of this course could enable you to progress to a Higher Education Degree at a University or College in a related subject.
This course is suitable for students aged 21 or over. Applicants aged 19 or 20 will also be considered if you have experience outside of full-time education, for example through work or travel.
Applicants will be assessed through application, interview and tests in English and Maths. Applicants for a Degree in health sciences are expected to have some experience of voluntary or paid work in a health care setting. Ideally you should also have some knowledge of a science-based subject or have a science-based GCSE or equivalent qualification.
GCSE requirements for Access applicants:
In order to progress to certain Higher Education courses, you may require GCSE English and/or GCSE Maths to fulfil your university entry requirements.
Ideally you will already have GCSE Maths and English at grade A*-C. However we understand that not all students meet this requirement and so you will be considered for an Access course if you have one GCSE at grade A*-C in Maths or English and the other at grade D.
A GCSE or functional skills course will be offered as an additional option for the Access course - please note that some GCSE classes may be delivered in the evening.
If you don't have any GCSEs or equivalent qualifications then we will be able to recommend you for another course based on the results of your initial assessment at interview.
How to Apply
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