This course is designed for those who are or wish to be a health care professional. It is an intensive course covering: health studies, psychology, and human biology. This is all delivered alongside study techniques and academic writing units.
The course is aimed at adult learners who currently lack the qualifications to move on to studying at university. Whilst working in the healthcare sector is desirable, recommendations may be given at interview.
The course runs one day a week, is modular and delivered through a combination of taught sessions, lectures, research and independent study. Subjects covered include biology, psychology, professional health care practice, social issues in health care, and a non-graded study skills unit.
The aim of this course is not just to instil some understanding of the sector but also to introduce students to the world of academia. Emphasis is placed on reading, researching, note taking, and writing for academia, particularly using appropriate resources and referencing using the Harvard referencing system.
There is now the opportunity to complete this course by distance learning with built in tutorial days held at Newbury College. This model of delivery is based on learning through an online platform, which will including knowledge, assessment and exams.
Please note that these are separate modes of delivery and cannot be mixed.
Students must be 19+ and have extensive work experience in the health care sector. Students must preferably have GCSE Maths and English at grade 4 and above.
Previous experience and skills in the Health Care sector.
L3 Access to Higher Education Diploma: Health Care Professions.
Assessment is through assignments and course work, as well as completing two externally set exams for biology and social issues in health care taken in the summer term. Additional assessment is completed through graded and non-graded assignments which are subject to the quality assurance process.
All students will be expected to complete a minimum of seven hours per week self study and additional reading/assignment work.
Preferably students will be employed in the Health Care sector, although this is not a pre requisite in itself.
Students may progress onto a degree course in midwifery, nursing, paramedic science, or other health-related subjects. The course will also support overall employability skills.
Fees and Additional Costs
If you are over 18 there will be a registration fee of £190.00 if you have not previously registered with the exam board. Students will need to pay the exam entry fee of £190.00.