Access to Health and Social Care - Higher Education Diploma
Course Code: SD1FE01
This course is ideal if you wish to have a career in nursing, midwifery, physiotherapy, radiography, occupational therapy, paramedic practitioner, operating theatre practitioner and other health related professions.
The Access to Higher Education (HE) Diploma is a qualification which will prepare you for study at degree level. If you would like to go to university but left school without the qualifications you need, then an Access to HE course could be for you.
The course is run over 1 academic year and is designed for learners aged 19 years and above. Advanced Learner Loans are available to help you fund your course.
3 GCSEs at grade C or above including English Language and/or Maths. NVQs may be accepted in place of GCSEs. (Evidence must be provided.)
Prior to enrolment literacy and numeracy assessments must be completed alongside a written exercise and an informal discussion with the course tutor.
Teaching and Learning Methods
The Access to HE course has a range of assessment methods including essays, reports, presentations and exams. There will be formal exams at the end of the programme.
- Human physiology – 7 units
- Social issues in healthcare – 4 units
- Toolkit/ungraded – 3 units.
Assessment: assignments (including seen tests) = 86%, exams = 14%.
Classroom time is 340 hours over the year which equates to 10 hours a week. We would expect private study time (research/background reading/creation of drafts and final reports) to take an extra 10 hours a week.
Industry Placement and Field Trips
Other Costs and Equipment Needed
All staff involved in the delivery of adult education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.
Read our tuition fees guide.