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|Introduction||This is a QAA approved qualification at Level 3 to provide Access to Higher Education for those learners seeking a career in a Health or Allied Health Profession. The course is a one year full-time course or part-time over 2 years, enabling 19+ learners to be able to study at NWHC and then progress to university to study on a 3 year degree course. Whether you are looking to progress your career, or change direction, this course can provide you with the platform you need.
Access to Higher Education courses can be funded through a 19+ Advanced Learning Loan. If you take out an Advanced Learning Loan to study an Access to Higher Education course, the loan will be written off once you complete a subsequent Higher Education course.|
|Study Outline||You will study a range of Health based modules that have been chosen to facilitate progression to a relevant university course and include: Biological Science; Health Studies; Study Skills; Academic Writing and Maths in a Health Care Context.
You will also have a personal tutor and a weekly group tutorial meeting.
|Entry Requirements||For full-time study you are required to pass the Access initial assessment.
There may be the requirement for additional studies for those students who need to gain GCSE English or Maths qualifications at grade C or above.
Science is an additional requirement for Nursing and Midwifery.
Please note - Students are advised to check the university entry requirements, including GCSE requirements and Access diploma, for the course that they are interested in.
|Equipment||No specialist equipment is required|
|Attendance||Full time is 3 days per week 9.30am - 4.30pm for one year; part time is one day per week over 2 years 9.30am - 5.15pm; or one/two evenings per week over 2 years 5.30pm - 9.30pm.
|Assessment||Assessment is a mix of coursework and examinations
|Progression||Students who achieve the Diploma can be accepted for university degrees through NWHC or a university, in professions such as: Nursing; Midwifery; Paramedic; Speech and Language Therapy; Physiotherapy; Occupational Therapy or subject based degrees such as Biological Science, Health Studies/Education.
|Qualification||Access to HE Diploma (Health)
|Awarding Body||The Diploma is QAA recognised and is awarded by Aim Awards.|
|Suitable for Higher Education?||Y|
|Suitable for Individuals?||Y|
|Suitable for Employers?||N|