This course is designed specifically to enable students to study science and health related subjects at degree level. It is divided into units grouped into subject areas for each of which you can gain credits.
|Qualification name||Access to HE Diploma (Health Science Professions)|
|Awarding organisation||Open College Network Yorkshire and Humber Region (trading as CERTA)|
|Course type||Classroom based|
|Course start date||12th September 2022|
|Cost description||16 - 18: no fee. 19+: fee subject to change (Learner Loan Eligible)|
You must be 19 years of age by 31 August in the year the course starts. It is essential that you will have attained GCSE grade C or above in English, Maths and Science (if specifically required for your choice) prior to entry on the Access Diploma as these subjects are often required for degree level courses. If necessary, you may be able to study one GCSE or a Level 2 qualification alongside your Diploma.Professional qualifications will also be considered.
The Diploma is a one year full time programme which is recognised by universities as an alternative to A Levels for entry to many degree courses. The course involves 2 full days in college, and 1 day of blended learning at home every week. You will develop the academic skills, knowledge and understanding to enable you to progress to university and pursue a professional career of your choice. Assessment includes coursework and exams in two semesters over the year. Some units may include presentations. All work is internally moderated and externally moderated by assessors from the awarding body CERTA.
The Diploma is designed to give successful students an alternative entry qualification and route to many Higher Education courses both locally and nationally including nursing, paediatric nursing, midwifery, physiotherapy, radiography, mental health and other health based subjects.