Level 3 Diploma Access to HE Health & Social Care (Health Professionals)
Access to HE
Adult Further Education
What is the course about?
Are you interested in securing a rewarding career in the health sector? Even if you have not studied for some time, this access to health 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.
Why should I choose the course?
This access to HE course is ideal for those seeking to enter the health sector as either a nurse, paramedic or more. It will provide you with the skills and knowledge required to progress on to higher education and secure your dream job role.
What will I learn?
You will study a variety of health study modules such as:
- Human physiology
- Social issues in healthcare
- Health communication
- Mental health issues
- Academic writing and study skills (which will take you through your university application and interviews, showing you how to give a presentation).
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. The course is delivered on a blended model, with most sessions being face to face and a small part delivered online.
What will the course lead on to?
Students who achieve this qualification go on to university to study degrees in nursing, midwifery, occupational therapy, radiography, physiotherapy, and other health related degrees, leading to successful careers in related disciplines.
If you study nursing or other allied health professional courses, you may be eligible for the NHS bursary of £5000.
Are there any links with industry and university?
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 healthcare would be an advantage.
What support is available?
We have a team of staff dedicated to providing learning support if required, as well as a Welfare Team that is on hand to offer guidance, support and help when needed. Additionally, eligible students can access a wide range of finance and funding support to help them during their time at college.
Click here for learning support: https://wvr.ac.uk/college-life/learning-support
Click here for finance support: https://wvr.ac.uk/college-life/financial-support
Why should I choose to study the course at Warrington & Vale Royal College?
During your course your learning will be enhanced by dedicated tutors who have a wide range of industry knowledge and experience. The college also houses a dedicated Health & Social Care Academy, which contains state-of-the-art facilities including a mock hospital ward. These outstanding facilities will ensure you gain valuable skills in a realistic setting, preparing you for employment in the sector. Throughout your course you will also benefit from our fantastic industry connections, which will enable you to gain valuable industry insight and hear from professionals currently working in the field. We have excellent progression rates on to higher education, with many students securing a place at their first-choice university.
What are the entry requirements?
Direct Entry Requirement
- GCSE Grade 4 (C) or above in maths/English or equivalent.
- Please note that if you have either Maths or English, and not both at entry, you will be required to complete the outstanding Maths or English course alongside your Access to HE qualification.
Although not a requirement for this course, GCSE English Language, Science and maths at grade A*-C/9-4 may be a requirement for progression to some careers and Higher Education Programmes.
If you do not meet the entry requirements
- Don’t worry – you can apply for our Level 2 Pre-access course which will prepare you for the Level 3 Access to Higher Education in your chosen career pathway . You will also work towards achieving your Level 2 (GCSE) Maths and/or English at the same time.
What are my funding options?
19+ students studying on a level 3 qualification may be eligible to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan. For finance support and enquiries please visit: Financial Support | Warrington & Vale Royal College (wvr.ac.uk)
Are there any additional costs associated with the course?
Apart from the course and examination fees, you will need the usual student stationery such as pens, paper, and files. The purchase of textbooks is not compulsory - there is a wide selection of books available in our dedicated Learning Resource Centre. Should you wish to purchase textbooks, your subject tutors will recommend suitable books.
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