For more information about this course, or to discuss the application process, please contact us.
|Introduction||The course covers Biology, Psychology, English and Maths as well as Health Studies. It will provide you with the skills required to pursue a place at university in related healthcare and nursing programmes.|
Successful students have gone on to gain places in all branches of nursing and social work, along with teaching and business degrees. Examples of training opportunities are: nursing, childrens healthcare, adult healthcare, mental health, special needs, midwifery, audiology and social work.
The course is a full-time programme offered over 3 days a week 09:15-15:00
|Study Outline||You will study the following modules:|
Human Biology modules:
Cell biology & Biochemistry
Skeleton and muscle
The Cardiac & Respiratory System
Nutrition and digestion
Health studies modules:
Ethics & Inequalities
Foundations in Healthcare Practice
Perspectives in Psychology
Conformity & Obedience
Core Study Skills - which includes study skills, research methods, applying for HE and presentation skills
GCSE Mathematics improving your grade from a D to a C *
Maths in a Nursing Context
* If you already have grade C, you can be exempted on production of your certificate.
|Entry Requirements||You'll need to show a commitment to the sector and have GCSE A*-C in either English or maths with a minimum grade D in the other. Some university courses may ask for a GCSE in Science as well. |
You will be expected to undertake our initial assessments, the outcome of which will determine the appropriate pathway, level and mode of study.
You should always check the entry requirements for the courses and universities you are interested in progressing onto.
Some learners require some preparation before they undertake their access course. Level 3 study can be challenging, particularly when you have been out of education for some time. We do offer a Pre-Access course for applicants who do not meet our minimum requirements for the level 3 Access to HE course or who may have been out of education for some time and wish to work on their study skills at level 2 before progressing to the Access to HE course. You will also have the opportunity to study maths and English qualifications
|Equipment||You will need stationary including; pens, a folder, a pad and a memory stick|
You may also wish to purchase textbooks approx. cost £25. Contact the Customer Service Team for the latest list.
There is financial help available to students depending on your personal circumstances. For more information contact the Customer Service Team on 0116 264 3535.
We also have a well stocked library of resources.
|Attendance||We will expect you to have 100% attendance on the course, 95% is accepted. Learners that have good attendance achieve well!|
The Access to HE course provides an excellent route for adult learners into higher education as an alternative to A-Levels. Each year around 30,000 learners in the UK take Access programmes and many go on to succeed in Higher Education and embark on life changing new careers.
Our Access to HE Diploma qualifies for the Advanced Learning Loan. This means that learners can use the loan to cover the cost of their tuitions fees for the course.
If they then go onto study a Higher Education course, upon successful completion of their degree course, their loan will be written off. Otherwise they will pay back the loan (plus interest) when they finish the course and earn more than £21,000 a year at a rate of 9% of any income they earn over this amount.
|Assessment||You will complete a number of assignments which attract credits.|
You will need to obtain a minimum of 60 credits, 45 of which must be at Level 3 (A Level equivalent) some modules will be graded some will not, Universities may speculate how many credits at pass, Merit or Distinction they will be looking for.
You will be assessed via, essays, reports, presentations, role pays, exams and assessments.
|Progression||On successful completion of the course you will gain an Access to Higher Education Diploma accredited by Aim Awards.|
You will be able to apply for a range of University programmes including Nursing, Midwifery and other health-related subjects.
You should research university courses very carefully to make sure you have what they are looking for: you will be applying for a university place within a few weeks of starting the Access course! It is recommended that you research your preferred career pathway very carefully before starting your Level 3 studies.
|Qualification||AIM Access to Higher Education - Health Professions|
|Awarding Body||Aim Awards|
|Suitable for Higher Education?||Y|
|Suitable for Individuals?||Y|
|Suitable for Employers?||N|