Are you interested in a career in the health sector? Even if you have not studied for some time, this course will help develop your academic skills and confidence, setting you on a path to study a health-related degree at university or other higher education courses at college.
You will study a variety of modules such as:
Please note: units may be subject to change.
You will be assessed during the course as each unit is taught and completed. You will be assessed through a variety of methods such as essays, presentations, research projects and exams.
Students 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 successful careers in related disciplines.
Industry links are through work experience, which you will need to complete during the course.
Universities expect adults who apply for some vocational degrees to have previous relevant paid or voluntary experience.
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.
We have a team of staff dedicated to providing learning support if it is required and a welfare team that are on hand to offer guidance, support and help when needed. For further information on HE student support please visit www.wvr.ac.uk/higher-education/higher-education-student-support
Additionally, eligible students can access a wide range of finance and funding support to help them during their time at college. For further information on HE funding support please visit www.wvr.ac.uk/higher-education/higher-education-funding-support
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.
You will need a minimum of GCSE English language or maths at grade 4/C or above. Adults who do not have the pre-requisite entry qualifications are welcome to apply.