Students from Sandwell College's Access Course with their certificates

Access to Higher Education Diploma (health and social science) students at Sandwell College have achieved a 100 per cent pass rate for the second year running.

The course was created for adult learners who do not have the necessary entry requirements for undergraduate study at University, or for learners who want to make a career change.

Ninety-eight per cent of this year’s cohort are going on to study health and social science related subjects, including psychology, criminology and dentistry at universities this September.

The course has grown in popularity since beginning in 2015, with just 17 students having enrolled. Course leaders have already interviewed 150 people for September 2019 admissions.

Amanda Black, Access to Higher Education Diploma Course Co-ordinator said:

“We’re extremely proud of the unique course we offer at Sandwell College. We’re able to give adult learners a fast track option to get the academic and vocational skills they need to go on to university and beyond.”

In conjunction with the Access to Higher Education Diploma course, Sandwell College also offers adult learners the opportunity to gain level one and two maths and English qualifications – allowing them to progress and study for the Access to Higher Education Diploma.

Staff offering these courses are highly experienced in the sector and have professional qualifications in health and social care.

Justine Williams, Level one and two adult provision coordinator said:

“Our courses are unique because all teaching staff have worked in industry and have held senior positions within the health and social care field.

“We see a wide range of students from 19, right up to 60-years-old and have helped further their career opportunities by enabling them to gain formal qualifications and passing on our industry experience.”

To learn more about the Access to Higher Education Diploma (health and social science) offered at Sandwell College, visit the dedicated webpage.

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