Access to Science (Health Professions & Social Care) Level 3

Course Length 35 weeks
Course Type Full-Time Vocational & Work Related
Course Cost £3,384 (Adult)
Start Date 13/09/2021
Course Code 76422-01
Adult care

Course overview

Getting into university without A levels needn’t be difficult if you’re looking for a change of career and want to get into Higher Education to study a health science profession.

Support from a student coach will help you over the duration of this fast-paced course and through your application to university so you’ll soon be on your way to start your new career.

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  • Entry Requirements

    At least GCSE grades 4 (C) in both English and maths, followed by an interview.

  • Benefits/Skills

    Access courses are for adult learners, aged 19 or over, to gain entry into university. The course is structured to enable learners to build up their academic and scientific practical skills, whilst studying subject-specific modules.

  • Units/Modules

    The course comprises a variety of study modules including cell biology, human physiology, microbiology, medical physics, chemistry and psychology. These will enable you to gain entry into any healthcare degree courses such as nursing, midwifery, optometry, radiology, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, audiology and many science degrees such as biology, biomedical science and chemistry. Adult nursing degrees provide a springboard to many other careers.

    This Access to Higher Education Diploma qualifies for the Advanced Learner Loan which covers the fees and is not required to be paid back if you obtain the university degree.

  • Careers/Progression

    Further study for a degree.

    Enhanced opportunities in the work place with this very adaptable qualification.

  • Assesment Types

    Through a variety of methods including course work, practical assessments and reports, portfolios, essays, exams and presentations.

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