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WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

The Access to Health Professionals Diploma is a one-year full-time programme offering learners a coordinated, integrated and supported year of study. It has been designed for learners who do not have the necessary entry requirements for undergraduate study at University or for learners who are looking for a change in career. You will gain the knowledge, academic skills and confidence necessary for successful entry into undergraduate courses or to boost your career prospects. You will study the equivalent of three A Levels in one year of study. Our vocationally experienced and enthusiastic teaching team will provide the right level of support to keep you motivated and on track. The team fully understands the needs of learners and can give you the guidance you need.

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Location: Central Campus

Start Date: 06/09/21

FORMAL ENTRY 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).
  • 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 the Health pathway.
  • You will need to attend an interview to ensure you will be able to cope with the academic requirements of the course.

WHAT DOES THE COURSE INVOLVE?

  • Modules include - Biological Sciences, Psychology, 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.

The course is taught using a blended approach, you will attend college for 6-8 days per month on Mondays and Tuesdays, with the remaining contact time via an online platform for support, workshops and guidance from your tutors.

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

Learning is assessed in a variety of methods to prepare you to study at university. These may include essays, report writing, timed assessments under controlled conditions, 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.

WHERE CAN I GO NEXT?

Most of our learners achieve undergraduate places at University, while others enter directly into employment. Progression routes for each pathway are extremely varied and listed above (see 'what does the course involve?').

97% gained University places - 3% entered employment

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