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Access to Higher Education (Nursing & Health-Related Professions) at Coleg Sir Gar

Course description

  • Achieving the Access Diploma is not based upon passing examinations and the course is assessed through a variety of assignments, including exams, essays, presentations and reports. 
  • The course benefits from a range of interesting topic areas taught by well qualified, supportive and enthusiastic staff. In addition to these, separate lessons are timetabled to build the core skills of communication, numeracy and ICT up to the required standard for university entry.
  • Support, guidance and regular feedback provided in personal tutorials to encourage and motivate students who may initially lack confidence in the classroom. Excellent opportunities to progress in the Health Care sector.

Course content

Access courses are aimed at mature students wishing to prepare for higher education. They offer a second chance to students with few formal qualifications or to students wishing to change career direction. This course covers Anatomy & Physiology, Microbiology, Chemistry, Health, Law, Medical Ethics, Sociology and Psychology. There are also core skills in Numeracy, Communications and Information Technology.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry qualifications but applicants will need to show that their Maths, Science and English skills are currently at Level 2 and must produce certificates/evidence to support this. All applicants will be subject to interview.


Each module will be assessed through a combination of assignments, seminars, presentations, tests, formal essay work and group discussion.

Future opportunities

Students who successfully complete the course would be eligible to apply for Degree or HND courses in a related subject area, with a view to a career in Nursing, Midwifery and allied Health professions.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year Full Time Graig & Pibwrlwyd; 2 years Part-Time (Evening) Graig or (Day) Pibwrlwyd
  • Course code: 1001
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    • Pibwrlwyd is a friendly campus in a rural setting on the outskirts of the market town of Carmarthen which is also the commercial centre for a large and thriving area. The campus is home to a wide range of curriculum that spans further and higher education. Key activities on the campus include Automotive Engineering, Business and Management, Catering and Hospitality, Equine Studies, Animal Science, and Teacher Training. All activities are well supported by resources and facilities including:

      Modern ICT equipment and laboratories
      Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy Salon (Salon Pib)
      A well-stocked Learning Centre / Library
      Merlin’s training restaurant which is open to the public and available for small meetings/seminars
      An indoor riding arena with disabled access as well as an outdoor arena
      State of the art motor vehicle workshops
      An exotic animal care centre which incorporates reptiles, fish and amphibians
      The location, facilities and staff all contribute to creating a close learning community on the campus where everyone is supportive and caring particularly towards the students’ needs.