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Access to Higher Education: Health and Social Care

The Access to Health and Social Care Pathway is available to study either full time or part time.

If you would like to become a nurse, mental health nurse, paramedic, physiotherapist, occupational therapist, speech and language therapist or midwife, then this is the course for you. This intensive one year course will give you the opportunity to explore some of the fundamental ethics and values within the medical profession, as well as the opportunity to gain first hand knowledge and experience from personal tutors who are registered nurses.

The part time option, over two years, compliments those who currently work in the Healthcare profession, enabling you to study alongside employment. You will have the opportunity to gain a critical and reflective insight into contemporary Healthcare issues through a variety of assessment methods, such as essays, presentations, reports and tests.

Alongside three core academic subjects (two in the first year), you will also receive training in Study skills; support in academic writing, exam revision techniques, as well as walking you through the UCAS application process.

It is recommended that you have a minimum of three months’ work experience within the industry prior to application.

• It is desirable if you have a clear idea of the university course that you would like to apply for.
• Please check your chosen higher education institute(s) for their entry requirements.
• Both maths and English GCSE grade 4 (or equivalent) are required for all Access Diplomas. (Exceptions will be considered, should the Higher Education Institute that you wish to attend does not require maths or English.)

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Code Location Dates Day Times Weeks 19-23 Fee 19+ Fee  
AC3HEA1F Vantage Point 03/SEP/18 - 28/JUN/19 - £3484.00
FC T3 19+
£3484.00 FC T3 19+ Apply Now
FC Courses marked are full cost with no reductions available.
T2 Courses marked may entitle you to free tuition fees if you are enrolling on your first full Level 2 qualification and are 19 to 23 years olds.
T3 Courses marked may entitle you to free tuition fees if you are enrolling on your first full Level 3 qualification and are 19 to 23 years olds.
19+ Courses marked may entitle you to an Advanced Learning Loan to help fund your studies, available for learners aged 19 or over.

"I left the army in August 2016 after serving as a front-line medic for 7 years. I decided to visit the college to explore my options as I knew I wanted to pursue a career as a vet. I chose to study an Access to Higher Education course with pathways in Chemistry, Biology and Applied Science- alongside my GCSE maths and English. The staff at the college have been very supportive. Their industry experience and depth of knowledge has been invaluable to my journey. I recently had an interview at the University of Bristol and was offered a place at the School of Veterinary Sciences – one of only 6 in the UK. The college provided me with a stepping stone to my desired career."Rebecca Williams

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