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Qualification name Access to HE Diploma (Nursing and Midwifery)
Qualification level 3
Awarding organisation Ascentis
Course type Classroom based
Course hours Full-time
Course start date 6th September 2021
Cost £0.00
Cost description Please see the College website for more details.
Attendance pattern Daytime

If you wish you had trained as a nurse or midwife after leaving school, then this Access course represents your second chance to secure the career you want.This programme of learning will equip you for higher-level learning in this area through the study of Biology and Social issues in Healthcare.These subjects will enrich your knowledge of the mind, body and issues relevant to anyone entering nursing or midwifery, giving you a foundation of knowledge on which to build at university.You will also acquire many transferable skills including an improved capacity for higher-level thinking.

Most universities require Maths and English GCSE at grade 4 (C) or above. You should achieve these grades before starting an Access course. Access to Higher Education is aimed solely at students aged 19+ who want to go to university and is accepted by universities for their courses.This is an intensive programme of study. For this reason you must be able to commit to the timetable of lessons plus independent study each week.

The qualification comprises 60 credits, all at Level 3. Fifty-one credits are for academic content and nine are for study skills, academic writing and IT skills.Here is a breakdown of the study units:1. BiologyBiology is a key subject on this course. You will study a range of units including cell biology, organ systems, homeostasis and human reproductive biology.2. Social Issues in HealthcareIn this unit you will learn about the development of health and social care, the concept of inequalities, and the factors influencing services. You will also undertake a research project in an area of personal interest.3. Academic WritingThis unit will give you the writing skills you need to perform well at university. It also covers effective research, referencing and essay planning.4. Study SkillsPicking up effective study skills such as time management and organisation is covered thoroughly by this unit. Study Skills will also help you with your UCAS application and university interviews.5. IT Application SkillsThis unit will help you develop the IT skills you need for this course and for university. You will learn how to produce professional reports in Microsoft Word, presentations in PowerPoint and also how to efficiently manage your files.

*Coursework*Independent research*Exams x 2

This Access qualification is designed to give you the academic credit you need to get into university.It will also give you a solid background in healthcare matters to help you progress in associated fields such as care work.We recommend you seek relevant work experience opportunities to strengthen your university application.

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Name Brockenhurst College
Address Lyndhurst Road
SO42 7ZE
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Phone 01590 625555

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