What I'll learn
The main aim of this course is to prepare you for study at university. Students will receive subject specific study skills preparation, as well as tuition in subjects that are relevant to their chosen degree course.
Once awarded the Access to HE Diploma, you will be able to start a university degree, provided you have met the entrance criteria for your chosen universities.
You will study psychology, professional healthcare practice (PHP) and human physiology. 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 lifesaving 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 nationally recognised Level 2 qualifications in Adult numeracy and literacy.
If you do not already have relevant work experience you will be encouraged and expected to seek a voluntary placement to gain relevant workplace experience to support your higher education application.
You can progress on to higher education to study for some of the various roles that come under the banner of nursing and midwifery professions:
- Adult nursing
- Child health
- Learning disabilities
- Mental health
- Midwifery practice
- Social work
- Forensic science
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.
How I'll be assessed
Assessment is via a combination of exams (approximately 30%) and coursework (approximately 70%).