Access to Healthcare
Access to Healthcare
The Access course has been designed for those adults who feel they missed out on higher education when they were younger or would like a change of career.
- Course Type Access
- Subject Area Healthcare, Childcare and Public Services
- Qualification Access to Higher Education Diploma
- Study Mode: Part Time Only
- Course Level Level 3
- Location Maths and Science Centre
- Course Length 1 year
- Start Date September Yearly
- End Date July Yearly
- Day 3 days per week - TBC
- Times 9.00am-4.30pm (Hours may vary)
- Fee £3,384* plus £30 Resource Fee
- Reduced Fee *See below for support with funding this course
This programme aims to provide a firm foundation for study at degree level.Study skills and educational guidance form essential parts of the course.
Tutorial sessions support learners and offer guidance with the UCAS process and study skills.
The Diploma is taught by subject specialist teaching staff in a supportive environment to develop the academic skills necessary to progress onto higher education. You will have homework and assignment work set each week with strict deadlines. There is at least 20 hours of additional study at home each week. Additional support is available for students for particular difficulties/needs.
There is also:
- A Learning Support team
- Learning Centres
- Well-being team (Counsellors)
- A Learner Support Fund (apply through college)
- designated study space specifically for our HE and Access to HE students
*2019/2020 fees for Access to Higher Education courses are dependent on your age, circumstances and chosen course.Click here to view more information about fees. This course is eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan, which may be written off if you continue your studies in to higher education at college or university. For more information click here.
You may be entitled to support towards the fee, please phone 01392 400170 or email email@example.com for advice.
For further detail please visit our Awarding Body website here.
The programme consists of compulsory core units and subject options.
Topics may include…
- Cell Biology and Biochemistry
- Nutrition and Digestion
- Infectious Diseases
- Understanding Stress
- Conformity and Obedience
- Understanding Eating Disorders
All Access students will also be enrolled on a supplementary IT course, at no extra cost. The ITQ qualification has been designed to enhance and polish IT skills for use in the real world and is vital for university and future careers.
If you are hoping to start your Access to Healthcare course in September 2020 with a view to progress on to nursing (or possibly also for those starting in September 2021), the government is offering a non-repayable bursary of between £5,000 to £8,000.
Please read more about the nursing bursary here: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/nursing-students-to-receive-5-000-payment-a-year
For the full credit breakdown for this course please click here.
- Entry Requirements
You will need GCSEs in Maths, English and Science at grade C/4 or above. We would encourage applicants to contact the Higher Education providers that they intend to apply to ensure that the age of their GCSEs are acceptable (written confirmation is advisable).
What we look for in a successful applicant:
- Motivation to progress onto higher education
- Evidence of recent study (desirable but not compulsory)
- A letter of application that demonstrates your commitment to study, considers the reality of study, shows some idea about what subject they intend to study at university and mentions which higher education institutions you intend to apply.
- Evidence of qualifications in Maths, English and Science(GCSE A to C/9-4).
- IELTS score of 5.5 or above for students where English is a second language
- a working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Powerpoint
If you have been out of education for some time we would recommend a course in Maths and/or English. We would advise you to research the entry requirements for the universities you wish to apply to. You could do voluntary/paid work where relevant.
We also offer a ‘Preparation for Access to Higher Education- Science’ course – click here for further details.
You will have access to a learning centre. There is a refectory in the Hele Building and in Victoria House. There are Learning Lounges specifically for Access to HE and HE students.
- Additional Costs
As well as the course fees, applicants need to factor in food, travel, books, stationery and printing costs. Applications for our college Learner Support Fund or the Bursary Fund are advisable for applicants who know that they may struggle financially. There will also be UCAS fees and a college materials fee of £30.
Please be aware that there are no car parking facilities at Exeter College city centre sites, but public car parks are available across the city.
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