Access to Higher Education Diploma Level 3 (Health)

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What is the programme structure?

Taught sessions are between 9.30-3pm and will require attendance for a minimum of 3 days a week, usually Wednesday, Thursday and Friday - to be confirmed.

Who is the programme for?

This course is designed to prepare adult learners who are 19+ years of age for study in UK Higher Education.

How long does it take to complete?
This programme takes 1 academic year from September until June.

What qualifications do I need?

For entry on to this course your will need to: Have achieved the minimum of GCSE grade C or above in Maths and English. Be able to demonstrate to the course tutor that you have the commitment and skills necessary to successfully complete the course. Undertake a research exercise on your paths and HE study programmes of your choice which will be provided to you to complete prior to enrolment in September 2017. Before you start the course we would recommend that you have / or have arranged to undertake work experience in the area related to the career you are aiming for or in an area that would require similar skills. An interview. Important Information: Applicants wishing to progress into Higher Education need to be aware that most Higher Education institutions (HEIs) may have additional entry requirements (e.g. GCSE Maths and English - grade C or above.),. These GCSE’s may be required in addition to the Access to HE Diploma. Applicants who do not meet the GCSE requirements of this course can discuss at interview the possibility of following the Pre-Access Level 2 programme. It is the applicant’s responsibility to check the entrance requirements of any specific university course that they wish to apply to with the university admissions tutor.

What does it include?

The Access to HE (Health) pathway includes the following subjects: Psychology, Sociology, Health Studies, Human Biology, IT and Study Skills.

45 credits at Level 3 that are graded from Human Biology, Psychology, Health Studies and Sociology.

15 credits at Level 2 and 3 that are graded from Study, ICT and Sociology.

60 credits required in total from the Access to HE Level 3 Diploma.

Are there any special facilities for the programme?
The classroom provided will be sufficient for the courses requirements.

Will there be any extra costs involved?

With the exception of college printing facilities, there are no extra costs involved for this course.

How is the programme assessed?
This programme is assessed using a variety of methods including assignments, presentations, in-class tests and portfolios.

What award will I achieve?
QAA Approved Access to Higher Education Diploma

Examining/Validating Body:
Open College Network West Midlands Region

What can I do next?

Access to Higher Education Diplomas are recognised by all universities for most degree subjects. They have been designed, developed and approved with the support of universities and other Higher Education institutions. Access to HE courses are approved by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA), which also quality assures all UK universities.

On successful completion of the programme students may progress to Higher Education programmes such as BA / Bed / BSc or Foundation Degrees in subjects related to your chosen study path. Previous students have gone on to study degrees in areas such as nursing, midwifery, physiotherapy, teaching, social work, psychology, sociology, and English.

Equal Opportunities:

Mid Cheshire College is committed to the implementation of a policy to achieve equality of opportunity for all staff, students and members of the community it serves. In doing so the College will actively work to achieve equality regardless of age, race, skin colour, disability, gender, marital status, sexuality and faith.

The College supports the government initiative ‘Every Child Matters’ and ‘Youth Matters’ and all courses include elements which contribute to students achieving the five outcomes, namely, being healthy, staying safe, enjoying and achieving, making a positive contribution and achieving economic well-being.

How do I get further information?

Contact the college on 01606 74444 alternatively visit the website or email

COURSE Details

Code: QSDPL3AHE1/F010V
Location: Winsford
Dates: 04/09/2017 to 29/06/2018
Times: 09.30 to 15.30
Hours/week: 11.00
Weeks: 34

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