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Qualification name Access to HE Diploma (Social Science and Health)
Qualification level 3
Awarding organisation Open College Network West Midlands Region
Course type Classroom based
Course hours Full-time
Course start date 18th September 2023
Cost £3,022.00
Attendance pattern Daytime

Discover the learning experience and opportunities you can expect from this course.

Are you looking to return to study or change career but finding you don’t yet meet the entry requirements for higher education courses? Our Access to Higher Education Diploma is a highly-recognised Level 3 qualification (equivalent to A-Levels) that can help you take the next step into a career in Nursing or a wide range of careers within the health sector. This Access to HE Diploma combines building your learning skills – e.g. academic writing skills and study techniques – with a foundation of subjects related to social science and health, including psychology, social influence, anatomy, disease, nutrition and cell biology. Completing the diploma will open the door for you to enter higher education study in related fields, such as nursing and midwifery, paramedic practice, public health, childhood studies. education, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, social work or psychology. (Please note many of these career pathways do also require GCSE English, maths and – in some cases – science at grade 4/C or above.) Our course is specifically designed for: Students with a current or previous role in care (e.g. health assistant, care assistant, care worker) Students who have not benefited from previous educational experience due to their individual circumstances Learners seeking a change of direction or a career boost, and who can demonstrate their interest in entering a profession related to health and social care Anyone who wants to return to study having been out of education for a long time

Find out what qualifications and skills you will need for this course.

Please refer to the University College Birmingham course page for specific entry requirements.

View the key features of this course.

"Social science academic subjects -Introduction to Sociology -Introduction to Psychology -Psychobiology of Stress -Abnormal Psychology -Research Topic Health academic subjects -Anatomy -Muscular Skeletal System -Cell Metabolism -Endocrine and Nervous System -Respiratory and Circulatory System -Disease and Prevention -Nutrition and Digestion Skills for Learning -Preparing and Written Assignment -Academic Writing Skills -Preparing to Study -Progression to Higher Education"

Find out what material you will need.

No equipment required.

Find out more about exams, assignments and assessments.

Learning will be assessed in a variety of methods to prepare you for study at university – these may include essays, report writing, online assessment and presentations. In order to successfully complete the Access to Higher Education Diploma (Social Science and Health), you must achieve a total of 60 credits (including social science academic subjects, health academic subjects and Skills for Learning).

Guaranteed progression option

Students who achieve 112 UCAS points from this qualification will be automatically guaranteed an interview for Nursing (Adult) BSc (Hons) at University College Birmingham.

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