ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION
NURSING AND HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONS ACCESS TO HE LEVEL 3 FF3JHEA3L0 | ONE YEAR COURSE OVERVIEW
HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?
This course will provide you with the qualification you need to progress to a degree programme at university in nursing and midwifery or courses allied to medicine. This can lead to a variety of careers as a health professional.
You will be assessed through written reports and essays, presentations, timed tests and assessments and class based participation in activities including discussion, debate and role plays.
WHAT WILL I LEARN?
The units cover a wide range of topics and are designed to help you build on the knowledge and skills needed when working in the health sector as a health professional including:
You will need to have English and Maths at grade 4/C or above or Functional Skills at Level 2. You may be asked to complete an initial diagnostic assessment. It may be possible to complete a Maths course alongside the Access course, following assessment. Very good IT skills are also required to complete and submit work. You will be working in college for two days weekly and need to be able to invest at least 20 hours additionally each week in independent study.
• Human anatomy and physiology
• Health culture,
• Health psychology
• Extended independent academic study
• Mental illness • Nutrition and nutritional disorders
• Health services
• Developing study skills
The units are designed to develop your research and analytical skills and to increase your organisational skills.
SOCIAL WORK AND MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONS ACCESS TO HE LEVEL 3 FF3JHEA1LO | ONE YEAR COURSE OVERVIEW
HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?
This course will provide you with the qualification you need to progress to a degree programme at university in a variety of areas leading to careers in Social Work, Policing, Youth Offending, Mental Health Nursing, Counselling and more.
The Diploma consists of a number of mandatory units requiring 60 credits to pass. Many universities are requesting that at least 30 credits are at Distinction grade and 12–15 are at Merit grade. There are also units which are graded at Pass only. You will be assessed through written reports and essays, presentations, timed tests and assessments, participation in discussion and group tasks. It would be beneficial to have work experience in social care or volunteering work in an appropriate setting alongside the course, to be able to map experience and reflect on practice.
WHAT WILL I LEARN? The units cover a wide range of areas and are designed to build on the knowledge and skills needed when working in these areas as well as developing the study skills needed to progress to higher education. The units include: • Equality & Diversity
• Social Work Practice
• Ageing & Disability
• Mental Illness & Society
• Extended Independent Academic Study
• Introduction to Social Work
The units are designed to develop your research and analytical skills, increase your organisational skills and develop study skills.
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You will need GCSEs at grade 4/C or above including English and Maths. For Nursing and Social Work you can be accepted at university with Level 2 Functional Skills qualifications instead of GCSEs. You may be asked to complete an initial diagnostic assessment in English and Maths and may be possible to complete a Maths GCSE or Level 2 Functional Skills qualification alongside your Access course.
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