Full Time

Level 3 Access to HE Diploma (Health Professionals) – Online or Face to Face


18 months until June 2024

Central Campus


Course summary

Then join the award-winning Access to HE provision at Sandwell College. We are offering fully online Access to HE Diplomas in the following subjects: · Access to HE Diploma (Health Professionals) · Access to HE Diploma (Nursing) · Access to HE (Midwifery) · Access to HE (Science) · Access to HE (Radiography) · Access to HE (Medicine) · Access to HE Diploma (Social Work) · Access to HE Diploma (Social Science) · Access to HE Diploma (Psychology) · Access to HE Diploma (Psychology & Criminology) You will be able to study at your own pace, around family and work commitments, without the need to attend college on a face-to-face basis. Your learning will be fully online and will be managed and supported using the innovative PEARL platform, with ongoing support from the experienced Access to HE curriculum team. For further information and to discuss your individual needs please contact: [email protected]

Course requirements

· You will need GCSE English at Grade A-C (4-9) or equivalent (Level 2 Functional Skills) and GCSE Maths at Grade A-C (4-9) or equivalent (Level 2 Functional Skills).

(You may have the opportunity to study Level 2 Functional Skills in Maths alongside the Access Course, but you would then need to be in college for 1 day per week.)

· Some Universities will only accept GCSEs to meet entry requirements. They will also require you to have additional GCSEs at Grade A-C (4-9) for some courses, including a science for some pathways.

· As the course is fully online you must have strong ICT skills to enable you to cope with the demands of the course.

· You will need to attend an interview to ensure you will be able to cope with the academic requirements of the course.

Health Professionals and Nursing:

· Units include - Biological Sciences, Psychology, Sociology, Health Studies and Skills for Learning.

· University Progression Routes: Adult Nursing, Children’s Nursing, Learning Disabilities Nursing, Mental Health Nursing, Midwifery, Physiotherapy, Paramedical Science, Speech and Language Therapy, Audiology, Radiography, Biomedical Science, Health Sciences, Health Studies, Public Health and Community Studies.

Social Work:

· Units include – Social Work, Psychology, Sociology, Social Policy and Skills for Learning.

· University Progression Routes: Social Work, Psychology, Psychology with Counselling, Sociology, Social Policy, Social Sciences, Probation Service, Youth and Family Work, Family Support Worker, Criminology, Policing.

Learning is assessed in a variety of methods to prepare you to study at university. These may include essays, report writing, online assessment, and presentations.

You must achieve 60 credits at Level 3. 45 are Graded Credits in Academic Modules at Pass, Merit or Distinction, and 15 are Ungraded Credits in Skills for Learning.

To discuss your options direct with the course tutor email

[email protected]

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