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Access to Higher Education: Health & Human Sciences

Entry Requirements

GCSEs in maths and English at grade C (grade 5/4) or above or Level 2 equivalent. You will also sit English and maths assessments to check you are suitable for the course.

Who is the course for

Pursue a career in caring for others or go into nursing with this one year intensive course. Develop all the skills you need to apply for higher education. Access courses are suitable for those that have been out of education for some time and prepare you for higher education.

Course Content

This course is a one year intensive course for mature students. Course units include:

  • English skills for health and care
  • Maths skills for health and care
  • Human anatomy and physiology
  • Sociological principles in health and care
  • Psychological approaches
  • Study skills.

Study Methods

Full time, a minimum of 4 days a week at the Uxbridge Campus

How is the course assessed

A variety of assessment methods are used to assess students, for example - group discussions, tutorials, lectures, role play, controlled assessments, PowerPoint presentations, observations and professional discussions.

The qualification you will receive on completion of this Access course is the Access to Higher Education (Health and Care Professions) Diploma. In order to qualify and complete this course you will need to achieve 60 credits, of which 45 will have to be from Level 3 units and the remaining 15 are optional.

Where next - Further Studies

Degree programmes at university in nursing (all branches), midwifery, paramedic science, occupational therapy, operating department practice, social work, psychology or any other undergraduate health or social care-related course

Where next - Job Opportunities

Employment as a care worker in related health & social care settings.

Access to Higher Education: Health & Human Sciences

Uxbridge, UK
College Courses, Employment & Training

Published on 2 Jun 2020