A programme of study aimed at those returning to education and designed to progress students to a level enabling them to embark on a degree course. The Access to Health programme is validated by One Awards.
Acceptance onto the course is based upon a successful interview, previous qualifications and the results of diagnostic assessments in both English and Mathematics.
It is expected that students will be working mainly at Level 2 in both English and Mathematics.
Identification and qualifications will be requested at interview.
This course includes the following modules/units:
- English Language Comprehension
- Application of English Language Skills
- Biology of Human Health and Illness
- Professional Skills in Health Care
- Health Promotion
- Psychology and Sociology of Health
- Values and Practice in Care and Development
- Researching and Understanding Opportunities for Study at Higher Education
Assessment is ongoing throughout the year. Students will complete a portfolio of work.
On completion of the Access programme, students can apply for a range of Higher Education courses. Entry requirements for Higher Education programmes can differ between institutions and staff will discuss these requirements at interview, as some universities expect students to have a grade 'C' or above in Maths/English/Science.
There is an expectation that students will work in their own time to complete the necessary reading, homework and assessment tasks. Please think carefully before undertaking a course of this nature as it is demanding and students will need to consider their work, family and other commitments.