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Access to HE Diploma (Midwifery)

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On the Midwifery Access pathway you will study professional healthcare, practice psychological perspectives and human physiology.

On the Access to HE Midwifery pathway you will learn about a range of health-related issues such as health promotion and acute and chronic illness, and also research cultural and environmental influences on health. You will gain an understanding of the historical context of health and develop this by using psychological, sociological and biological perspectives.

Our career pathways show you a typical route through the various stages of learning, what you will learn along the way and the careers these programmes could lead onto.

What I'll learn

You will gain knowledge on a range of health-related issues and research cultural and environmental influences on health. In addition to an understanding of human biology and psychology you will also gain a deeper understanding of ethical issues within healthcare. A life saving programme forms part of the course and looks at subjects such as health and safety at work. There will also be the opportunity to gain GCSE maths and English as part of your programme.

As well as developing subject knowledge, you will improve your communication, personal analytical and study skills through a common core programme that provides one-to-one tutorial support. 

There is a wide range of support available at the college for students, including financial support. You will be assigned a personal tutor who will agree performance targets with you and support you to achieve these targets. Your tutor is also the first port of call for any pastoral issues.

Our committed team of staff and careers specialists will also guide and support you with your higher education choices and applications. Almost all our Access students progress to higher education. You will benefit from socialising in an educational environment and working collaboratively on projects. All of this is excellent preparation for higher education.

 

How I'll learn

Teaching will take the form of lectures, discussions, group work and self-directed learning. Credits are gained for a variety of tasks such as quizzes, case studies, essays, reports, presentations and timed assessments.

If you do not already have relevant work experience, you will be encouraged and expected to get a voluntary placement to gain relevant workplace experience to support your higher education application.

 

How I'll be assessed

Assessment is via a combination of exams (approximately 30%) and coursework (approximately 70%).

 

Entry Requirements

Students must be aged 19 or over. No specific qualifications are asked for however a GCSE grade C (4) in English or maths would be beneficial. You will have a numeracy and literacy assessment to check your suitability to study at Level 3.

At your initial assessment you will need to demonstrate that you have a realistic career goal in mind and the motivation to achieve. Applicants are strongly advised to check degree entry requirements with prospective universities.

 

How to Apply

Applicants must be over 19 and have been out of full-time education for a year. 

Applying for one of our programmes is easy. You can apply for a vocational programme online. Simply follow the link to ‘Apply now’ on your chosen programme page. You will then be asked to register or log in to progress with your application.

As part of your application, you will be asked to provide us with your contact details, how your chosen programme fits with your future plans and if you require any extra support (for example because of a disability, medical condition, learning or language support needs).

Please contact our Careers team if you need advice and guidance to help you choose the right programme for you.