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Access to HE - Health Professions Level 3

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Entry Requirements

You will need a minimum of GCSE English language or maths at grade C or above. Adults who do not have the pre-requisite entry qualifications are welcome to apply. The admissions tutor will use your initial assessment results to ascertain whether this course is right for you.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed during the course as each unit is taught and completed. A variety of methods will be used such as essays, presentations, research projects and exams.

What could I study next?

Learners who achieve this qualification go on to university to study degrees in nursing, midwifery, paramedic science, occupational therapy radiography, physiotherapy and other health related degrees, leading to careers in related disciplines.

Are there any additional costs?

Apart from the course and examination fees, you will need the usual student stationery such as: pens, paper and files. The purchase of text books is not compulsory - there is a wide selection of books available in the Learning Resource Centre. Should you wish to purchase text books, your subject tutors will recommend suitable books.

Is this course for me?

This exciting and successful programme has been designed to prepare adults for health-related degrees or other advanced courses at university or college. Our Access to Higher Education courses are approved by the Quality Assurance Agency QAA. If you have not studied for some time, this course will develop your confidence and academic skills.

If you are aged 19 or over, studying a level 3 or above course, you will now be required to pay tuition fees. You can apply for an Advanced Learning Loan for this course. For more information please visit Support >> Finance & Funding on this website, or contact Learner Services on 01925 494494 for advice on financial support.

What will I learn?

You will study a variety of level 3 modules such as:

  • Human Physiology
  • Social Issues in Healthcare
  • Health Communication
  • Psychology or Midwifery
  • Academic Writing and Study Skills (which will take you through your university application and interviews, showing you how to research and how to give a presentation)

Please note, units may be subject to change.

Will I complete work placements?

Universities expect adults who apply for some vocational degrees to have previous relevant paid or voluntary experience. Life and work experience is valuable and applicants need to have spent some time out of school and be mature.

If you do not already have this experience, you will be required to organise relevant experience before you begin the course. For example, if you are aiming for a nursing degree, voluntary experience working within health care would be an advantage. If you require advice about which type of experience would help your university application, ask to speak to our careers advisor or voluntary work co-ordinator, both based in Learner Services.

Are trips and residentials organised during the course?

You will be encouraged to attend university open days and Access Students' Information days at your potential university choices.

Are there any links with industry?

Industry links are not applicable to this course.

Access to HE - Health Professionals Level 3

Start Date:Jan 2018
Start Time:18:00
Location:Warrington Campus
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