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Access to HE Caring Professions at Oldham College

Course description

Our Access courses are designed to enable students to achieve a qualification that provides direct access to university. It is suitable for aged 19+ students who meet the course GCSE entry criteria requirements but do not yet have a Level 3 qualification.  

You are strongly advised to undertake voluntary work, work experience or employment, where possible relating to your career plan. This will support your application to higher education and provide you with relevant employability skills.

 

Access to Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professions -  Level 3 duration 1 year.

You will study three core modules: Human Biology, Psychology and Health Studies.

Access to Social Work/Social Science -  Level 3 duration 1 year.

You will study core modules in Psychology, Law and Social Work each designed to provide you with a core understanding of essential topics you will need when you enter higher levels of study and into your chosen career pathway.

You will be required to attend college for two full days (approx 6 hours each day), with an independent study day (6 hours) where you are required to complete work. Please note this is a compulsory part of the course and work will be marked as part of the assessment process.

Entry requirements:

4 x GCSE grades A-C or level 4-9 ( including English and Maths)

Some universities may require a GCSE Science subject.

 

Course content

Our Access courses are designed to enable students to achieve a qualification that provides direct access to university. It is suitable for aged 19+ students who meet the course GCSE entry criteria requirements but do not yet have a Level 3 qualification.  

You are strongly advised to undertake voluntary work, work experience or employment, where possible relating to your career plan. This will support your application to higher education and provide you with relevant employability skills.

 

Access to Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professions -  Level 3 duration 1 year.

You will study three core modules: Human Biology, Psychology and Health Studies.

Access to Social Work/Social Science -  Level 3 duration 1 year.

You will study core modules in Psychology, Law and Social Work each designed to provide you with a core understanding of essential topics you will need when you enter higher levels of study and into your chosen career pathway.

You will be required to attend college for two full days (approx 6 hours each day), with an independent study day (6 hours) where you are required to complete work. Please note this is a compulsory part of the course and work will be marked as part of the assessment process.

Entry requirements:

4 x GCSE grades A-C or level 4-9 ( including English and Maths)

Some universities may require a GCSE Science subject.

 

Entry requirements

Entry Level Programme: Skills for Life & Work

There are no qualifications required for these courses.

They are designed for students with Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (SEND).

 

Entry Level Programme: Skills & Employability

English & maths GCSE Grades G-U / 1 or English & maths Functional Skills Entry Level 3

 

GCSE Re-sit Study Programme

You will receive an offer of a place on the course subject to passing an English & maths assessment.

 

Vocational Level 1 Programme

English & maths GCSE Grades E-G/1- 2 or English & maths Functional Skills Entry Level 3.

 

Vocational Level 2 Programme

Minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade D/3 including maths and English or a vocational qualification Level 1, plus GCSE grade D/3 in both maths and English. English & maths Functional Skills Level 1 will be accepted as an alternative to GCSEs.

 

Vocational Level 3 Programme

Minimum of 4 GCSEs at grades A-C/4-9 (including maths and English) or a vocational qualification Level 2, plus GCSE grade C/4 in both maths and English

Assessment

Access to HE courses are assessed using a variety of methods, including examinations, assignments and presentations.

Financial information

Full Time

If you are aged between 16 and 18 when you start your course and are taking a course leading to a qualification, the tuition and exam fees are free. However, there may be some additional costs for optional trips, recommended text books and professional start up kits. We have a bursary scheme to assist with these costs.

  • If you're aged 19 or over, you may need to pay tuition fees and exam fees, but many students will be eligible for discounts on these.
  • If you're 19 to 23 and do not already hold a full Level 2 (five or more GCSEs at Grade A* to C/1-4; NVQ Level 2 or equivalent) or full Level 3 (an Access to Higher Education Course, BTEC National Certificate or Diploma, NVQ Level 3, or two or more A Levels or equivalent) qualification you will be exempt from paying tuition fee and exam fees if you undertake a full Level 2 or full Level 3 qualifications.    
  • If you are 19 and over, undertaking an Entry Level, Level 1 or Level 2 course you may be exempt from paying tuition and exam fees if you receive an active benefit (e.g. Universal Credit, Employment Support Allowance, Job Seekers Allowance) and are seeking work.
  • If you are aged 19 and over and study GCSE Maths or English and do not already hold a C grade/4 or higher in the subject that you are studying, you will be exempt from paying tuition fee and exam fees.
  • Please note that fees may be charged to students ages 19 and over on certain courses. For more information about course fees and whether you may be eligible for fee remission please ring 0161 785 4039 or email admissions@oldham.ac.uk

Part Time

If you are aged between 16 and 18 when you start your course and are taking a course leading to a qualification, the tuition and exam fees are free. However, there may be some additional costs for optional trips, recommended text books and professional start up kits.

Please note that fees may be charged to students ages 19 and over on certain courses. For more information about course fees and whether you may be eligible for fee remission please ring 0161 785 4039 or email admissions@oldham.ac.uk

Future opportunities

The Access to Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professions course is designed specifically to give you the qualification and academic skills needed to advance onto a range of higher education courses e.g  all branches of nursing, midwifery, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, social sciences and paramedic courses.

The Access to Social Work/Social Science course is designed specifically to give you the qualification needed to advance onto a higher education course e.g social work, criminology, psychology, sociology and life sciences.

For those wanted to enter employment, this qualification may act as a stepping stone into jobs/careers within the health and scoail care sectors. 

Further information

It is important that you come along and speak to one of our staff about your choice/s.

Once we receive your application, you will be invited in to speak to a tutor or a member of the Apprenticeship team to discuss your application.

This will provide you with the opportunity to ask any questions you may have about the course/Apprenticeship and to see our facilities.

 

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: 22 November 2018
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