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Access to Higher Education Diploma – Health and Social Care

About the course

This course is for those who do not have the relevant experience or qualifications to progress to university. It will equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to succeed in a career in Health and Social Care. You will learn and apply the theoretical and practical knowledge required for working the Health and Care field. Many of our former students are now pursuing new careers and seeing changes in their lives they never thought possible.

Entry requirements

FS English Level 2 (or working towards)
FS Maths Level 1 (or working towards)
We will consider exceptions to this requirement, subject to any other qualifications or evidence of the required competencies.

Who is it suitable for?

This course is suitable for anyone who is looking to pursue a career in the Health and Care sector, including Social Worker, Youth Worker, Counsellor, Midwife, Nursing and the Psychotherapy field.

The knowledge and skills gained through this Access course are transferrable to any job, and would be particularly useful for some jobs in the health and care sector.

How much does it cost?

Fees apply to this course. If you're aged 19+ you can apply for an Advanced Learner Loan.
Contact Us or call 01279 868100 to get the most up-to-date info on fees and the financial support that may be available.

Awarding body

OCNER

Why study?

By developing a portfolio of work you will continuously develop your skills without the pressure of end-of-year exams. You will be challenged to consider new perspectives throughout the course, and also encouraged to reflect on your own personal experience within a theoretical framework. The skills learnt are transferable to any job but are particularly useful in the Health and Social Care sector.

The advantages of studying this course at Harlow College are its close links with the Health and Care sector and progression to University Centre Harlow (UCH). Specifically, the Health and Care pathway is highly rlevant to the Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Early Years programme currently run at UCH.

Where will this course take me?

Many of our learners progress onto higher education on a variety of courses, as well as going on to employment or other training and development. Harlow College offers progression opportunities to study undertaken at University Centre Harlow, including:

  • Three year BA (Hons) in Early Childhood Professional Studies
  • Two year Foundation Degree in Early Years, Playwork and Education

Core modules

You will study a range of core units including:

  • Independent Research
  • Examination Skills
  • Academic Study Skills
  • Application of Number
  • Use of the Internet

Optional modules

  • Sociology of Health
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Life Development

How will I be assessed?

Assessed through essays, exams, presentations and reflective journals, all which comprise the contents of the Access Diploma Portfolio.

Will I have to provide anything?

You will need basic equipment such as pens, paper and a USB memory stick.

I'm interested. What should I do now?

Call 01279 868100 and talk to an Admissions Adviser
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