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Online Access to Higher Education: Health Professionals

Our online course offers an exciting opportunity to gain the qualifications that you need to progress to University in the convenience of your own home.
The course is well suited to those who work full-time or have young children but still aspire to achieve their goals. This is an online learning platform that includes innovative, interesting lessons and full support from a personal tutor.
We have two start dates; September and Spring. The course takes 2 academic years to complete, although you do have the option to finish earlier, if you wish.
This is a term-time only course. Tutors may be unavailable during half term breaks and holidays.
The Health Studies pathway consists of 3 core subjects; Health Studies, Biology and Psychology. Alongside 3 core academic subjects, you will receive training in Study skills; support in academic writing and referencing, as well as guidance with the UCAS application process.
This pathway is widely accepted on a variety of related and unrelated university courses including Nursing, Mental Health Nursing, Midwifery, Occupational Therapy, Paramedic Training and many more. Check the website of your chosen university for their entry requirements.
*Funding is available via an Advanced Learner Loan which does not need to be re-paid if you complete the diploma and a Foundation degree.*

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What will I learn?

"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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