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Access to HE Diploma: Health Professions (Part-time) Year 1

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Course CodeP5006
Academic Year1718
Dates25th September 2017 to 6th July 2018
Location NameSouth Wigston Campus
AreaAccess to Higher Education
Mode Of ProvisionPart Time
IntroductionYou will study this Part-time course for 1.5 days a week over 2 years. The course covers Biology, Psychology, English and Maths as well as Health Studies. It will provide you with the skills required to pursue a place at university in related healthcare and nursing programmes. Successful students have gone on to gain places in all branches of nursing and social work, along with teaching and business degrees. Examples of training opportunities are: nursing, children’s healthcare, adult healthcare, mental health, special needs, midwifery, audiology and social work.
Study OutlineOver the two years you will study the following: Modules: Human Biology modules: • Cell biology & Biochemistry • Genetics • Infectious Diseases • Reproduction • Biological Communications • Skeleton and muscle • The Cardiac & Respiratory System • Nutrition and digestion Health studies modules: • Ethics & Inequalities • Foundations in Healthcare Practice Psychology: • Perspectives in Psychology • Conformity & Obedience • Psychopathology • Understanding Stress Additional Modules: • Core Study Skills - which includes study skills, research methods, applying for HE and presentation skills • GCSE Mathematics – improving your grade from a D to a C * • Maths in a Nursing Context * If you already have grade C, you can be exempted on production of your certificate.
Entry RequirementsYou'll need to show a commitment to the sector and have GCSE A*-C in either English or maths with a minimum grade D in the other. Some university courses may ask for a GCSE in Science as well. You should always check the entry requirements for the courses and universities you are interested in progressing onto. Your literacy and numeracy skills will be assessed upon application and the level, mode of study and pathway will be determined as a result. On this Part-time programme you may be able to enrol on and study for a GSCE alongside your Access to HE course. Some learners require some preparation before they undertake their access course. Level 3 study can be challenging, particularly when you have been out of education for some time. We do offer a Pre-Access course for applicants who do not meet our minimum requirements for the level 3 Access to HE course or who may have been out of education for some time and wish to work on their study skills at level 2 before progre
EquipmentYou will need; pens, paper, a folder and a memory stick. You may want to purchase textbooks approx. cost £25. Contact the Customer Service Team for the latest list. There is financial help available to students depending on your personal circumstances. For more information contact the Customer Service Team on 0116 264 3535.
AttendanceWe expect 100% attendance on your course but will accept 95%. Learners who attend well achieve better! The Access to HE course provides an excellent route for adult learners into higher education as an alternative to A-Levels. Each year around 30,000 learners in the UK take Access programmes and many go on to succeed in Higher Education and embark on life changing new careers. Our Access to HE Diploma qualifies for the Advanced Learning Loan. This means that learners can use the loan to cover the cost of their tuitions fees for the course. If they then go onto study a Higher Education course, upon successful completion of their degree course, their loan will be written off. Otherwise they will pay back the loan (plus interest) when they finish the course and earn more than £21,000 a year at a rate of 9% of any income they earn over this amount.
AssessmentYou will complete a number of assignments which attract credits. You will need to obtain a minimum of 60 credits, 45 of which must be at Level 3 (A Level equivalent) some modules will be graded some will not, Universities may speculate how many credits at pass, Merit or Distinction they will be looking for. You will be assessed via, essays, reports, presentations, role pays, exams and assessments.
ProgressionOn successful completion of the course you will gain an Access to Higher Education Diploma accredited by Aim Awards. You will be able to apply for a range of University programmes including Nursing, Midwifery and other health-related subjects. You should research university courses very carefully to make sure you have what they are looking for: you will be applying for a university place within a few weeks of starting the Access course! It is recommended that you research your preferred career pathway very carefully before starting your Level 3 studies.
QualificationAIM Access to Higher Education: Health Professions
Awarding BodyAim Awards
Available Full-time?Y
Available Part-time?Y
Suitable for Higher Education?Y
Suitable for Individuals?Y
Suitable for Employers?N
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