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Access to Higher Education - Health Pathway at North Shropshire College - NSC

Course description

WHAT DOES THE SUBJECT INCLUDE?

Modules in Health Studies, Biology, Psychology, Sociology, Maths, English, Study Skills, IT

WHAT IS THE STRUCTURE OF THE COURSE?

The programme is delivered over three days a week for one year. 

The Access programme is a credit based programme. Each subject is divided into a number of units which you will study one at a time. You will gain at least three credits every time you successfully complete a unit.  In order to achieve an Access to HE Diploma you will need to achieve 60 credits (45 graded credits at Level 3 and 15 ungraded credits at Level 2/3).

IS THIS COURSE FOR ME?

Have you experience of life outside of full-time education (typically you will be at least 19 years of age), and have you the ability to study in order to change your career options?

·         Do you want to go to university and need the necessary entry qualifications?

·         Are you looking to progress into a health based career such as Nursing, Midwifery or Occupational Therapy?

·         Do you want the chance to prove to yourself, and to others, that you really have got the ability to study at a higher level?

·         Do you need to develop and update your learning skills to meet the demands of university or higher education?

·         Do you want to study subjects that are interesting and challenging in an adult and supportive environment?

If you have answered yes to some, or all, of these questions then Access might be the right course for you.

 

Course content

WHAT DOES THE SUBJECT INCLUDE?

Modules in Health Studies, Biology, Psychology, Sociology, Maths, English, Study Skills, IT

WHAT IS THE STRUCTURE OF THE COURSE?

The programme is delivered over three days a week for one year. 

The Access programme is a credit based programme. Each subject is divided into a number of units which you will study one at a time. You will gain at least three credits every time you successfully complete a unit.  In order to achieve an Access to HE Diploma you will need to achieve 60 credits (45 graded credits at Level 3 and 15 ungraded credits at Level 2/3).

 

 

IS THIS COURSE FOR ME?

 

Have you experience of life outside of full-time education (typically you will be at least 19 years of age), and have you the ability to study in order to change your career options?

 

·         Do you want to go to university and need the necessary entry qualifications?

·         Are you looking to progress into a health based career such as Nursing, Midwifery or Occupational Therapy?

·         Do you want the chance to prove to yourself, and to others, that you really have got the ability to study at a higher level?

·         Do you need to develop and update your learning skills to meet the demands of university or higher education?

·         Do you want to study subjects that are interesting and challenging in an adult and supportive environment?

If you have answered yes to some, or all, of these questions then Access might be the right course for you.

 

Entry requirements

GCSE Maths and/or GCSE English at Grade 4 (grade C) or above. Relevant work experience for vocational degrees in Nursing, Midwifery and Occupational Therapy.

Successful College interview.

Assessment

The programme allows you to accumulate credits as you study. One credit is equivalent to 10 hours of study. We expect that between one half and two thirds of your studying will be done in class. This means that there is a significant amount of private study as part of the course.

You will be assessed via continuous assessment; therefore there are no end-of-year examinations. There may be controlled assessments in class throughout the year.

Financial information

Students who are over 19 can apply for support to cover the cost of course fees applying for an Advanced Learner Loan.  Further discussion about fees takes place at interview.

Please contact our Student Finance Officer - Penny Jones  - 01691 688029.

Future opportunities

The Access programme allows for progression onto a number of higher diploma & degree courses.  In addition we have progression arrangements with our local universities which ensure interviews and an easier entrance route into many competitive places.  Access to HE Diploma (Health) can be the first step towards a rewarding career in Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Midwifery, Operating Department Practice or Podiatry.    

 

Further information

Please contact our Oswestry Campus direct - 01691 688000.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact North Shropshire College - NSC directly.

Last updated date: 26 October 2016
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