Access to HE Diploma - Health Professions L3

Access to HE · Full Time · Bishop Auckland Campus

Start Date:
03 September 2024
If you are aged 16 to 18 this course is free. Otherwise an Advanced Learner Loan is available.
Level 3
Taught at:
Bishop Auckland Campus

Course overview

The Access to HE Diploma – Health Professions can get you ready for university if you don’t have the right qualifications.

This is a Level 3 course which will run on a Tuesday and Wednesday 9.15am-3pm, and a Thursday morning 9.15am-12pm. September-June. You will also be required to complete research and work on assignments independently.

In less than one year this means that you can achieve everything you need to move on to university.

Learning Success Story

“I did the Access course 2016/2017, I had not done anything academic since I left school in 2005. I went on to pass with all Distinctions! Which I was amazed at as I was studying whilst having two small children at home. I had wanted to be a nurse for as long I could remember, and the Access course made my dream possible and actually gave me the confidence to go for it!

I am currently in my final 6months (3rd year) of studying adult nursing at Teesside University, due to go out into placement this week, an extended placement for the last 6 months of my course. In January I will be graduating! It still does not seem real that I will be a staff nurse! Don’t get me wrong it has not been easy at all, but so worth it!”

- Kylie

Course requirements

There is an interview for the Health Professions course and some screening tests.

It is desirable that you have a Level 2 in Maths and English - this can be Functional Skills or GCSE grade 4/C or higher. If you have not achieved Maths or English, you will need to study these alongside your course. Some courses at HE require these qualification as an entry requirement.

Our Pre-Access to HE course can help you build on your study skills if you don’t feel ready for Level 3 studies.

You must be 19 or over to apply for this course. You can apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover your course fees, and you may qualify for support with your course costs e.g. stationery and meals. You will also get free support with childcare.

What will I do?

You will study a range of units including:

· Cell biology and biochemistry

· Human respiratory and cardiac systems

· Physiology of digestive processes

· Homeostasis and the endocrine system

· Genetics

· Inherited diseases

· Infectious diseases

· Health promotion

· Sociology of welfare and poverty

· Early social development

· Psychopathology

· Roles and responsibilities of healthcare professionals

Your assessment will be in a variety of formats including essays, reports, presentations, academic posters, podcasts, brochures, etc.

On this programme you will develop skills in:

· Higher Order Thinking skills such as analysis / synthesis / evaluation / justification

· Reading information and selecting key information / facts / ideas

· Referencing

· Research using academic sources

· Writing in a range of different formats

What will it give me?

You will attain a Level 3 Diploma in Health Professions on this programme, which will enable you to apply for university.

All Level 3 units are graded at Pass, Merit or Distinction which will inform your UCAS points for HE. You will gain a total of 45 graded credits and 15 ungraded.

Materials needed

A laptop computer is recommended, but the College also has dedicated IT facilities for degree students and adults.

What can I do when I finish?

Our learners progress to degrees in subjects such as Nursing, Midwifery, Occupational Therapy, Health & Social Care, Paramedic Science, Operating Department Practice Studies, Biomedical Science, Physiotherapy, Social Work, Criminology, Forensic Science, Child Care, Paediatrics and more.

If you are interested in studying an Access to HE course tailored for Policing, Criminology or Social Work, please get in touch as this course will also be available subject to interest.

Career paths include:

· Adult Nursing

· Mental Health Nursing

· Learning Disability Nursing

· Childhood Nursing

· Operation Department Practitioner

· Paramedic Science

· Midwifery

· Nutrition

· Bio-Medical Science

· Health Promotion Studies

· Podiatry

· Physiotherapy

· Occupational Health

· Environmental Studies

· Pharmacy

· Optometry

· Radiography

· Occupational Therapy

What next?

If you would like to apply, please click the "Apply Now" section below and follow the steps. Thank you!

Need to know more? Enquire about this course.