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Nursing - Access Course at Harrow College

Course description

The programme has been designed for students who wish to pursue a career in Nursing and/or Health related fields, returners to education or healthcare assistants.

Course content

IT, Biology, Psychology, Sociology, Research Skills, Study Skills and complete a Work Experience placement.

Group discussion, video, tutorial, lecture, practical work, role play, resource based learning, hospital/care work experience, presentations and small group work.

Entry requirements

Universities have made GCSE English and Maths a prerequisite for progression from an Access programme into higher education. Students are therefore required to have a GCSE in English or IELTS 5.5 and above. applicants are also required to have a equivalent at Level 2 or better for Maths prior to commencing their chosen Access Course (evidence will be required).
Students who do not have both English or Maths at GCSE grade C or overseas equivalent will take this alongside their Access course, therefore must undertake an assessment to determine whether they are at the correct level to study for this in year. Students who do not have GCSE English and Maths or equivalent at Grade C will not be allowed to study an Access course and will be signposted to our evening GCSE courses, which are again subject to an initial assessment to assess suitability. Access to Nursing students are required to have 3 months or more work experience in a health care environment e.g. care home, hospital, or working with individual clients in their own home to provide physical care. Students are required to pay for and complete a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) Check prior to starting their course to ensure suitability for employment in this field. The cost for this is £44 and paid by the student in advance of starting the course.

Assessment

Universities have made GCSE English and Maths a prerequisite for progression from an Access programme into higher education. Students are therefore required to have a GCSE in English or IELTS 5.5 and above. applicants are also required to have a equivalent at Level 2 or better for Maths prior to commencing their chosen Access Course (evidence will be required).
Students who do not have both English or Maths at GCSE grade C or overseas equivalent will take this alongside their Access course, therefore must undertake an assessment to determine whether they are at the correct level to study for this in year. Students who do not have GCSE English and Maths or equivalent at Grade C will not be allowed to study an Access course and will be signposted to our evening GCSE courses, which are again subject to an initial assessment to assess suitability. Access to Nursing students are required to have 3 months or more work experience in a health care environment e.g. care home, hospital, or working with individual clients in their own home to provide physical care. Students are required to pay for and complete a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) Check prior to starting their course to ensure suitability for employment in this field. The cost for this is £44 and paid by the student in advance of starting the course.

Financial information

Fees payable are shown above or in the Prospectus for Adult Learners. Details of the concessions available and who may qualify are shown on the fees page on the web site and in the Prospectus for Adult Learners. If the College cancels a course before it starts you will be given a full refund. If a course closes for any reason the fees for the remaining part of the course will be refunded. If the college receives a written notice of withdrawal from you at least three working days before a course starts you will receive a refund of the tuition fees. (If you enrol within the three days prior to the start of the course you will not be entitled to a refund). All registration and examination fees are non-refundable. Residential and materials fees will only be refunded in exceptional circumstances.

Future opportunities

Entry to Nursing Degree or vocational training for health careers e.g. Radiography, Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Midwifery, Health promotion.

Further information

Equipment or materials:

Writing paper, A4 folders, pen and a USB memory stick.

Additional costs:

You may be advised to purchase text books for some subjects. You will also complete a DBS enhanced check costing £44 (subject to change). There may be trips during the year but costs are kept to a minimum.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Harrow College directly.

Last updated date: 11 March 2016
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