Access to Health Studies and Social Care

Access

This course is essential for students wishing to move on to Health related Higher Education courses, including degrees, in Nursing, Midwifery, Paramedic Science, Adult Social Care, and Sport and Exercise Sciences. Students are given full support to apply for a university place.

START DATE AND TIME:
Thu, 27th April 2017
0930 - 1700
DURATION:
34 Weeks
Code:
FE008C
Advanced Learning Loan:
£3384
Concessionary fee:*
£10
*Aged 19 to 23 taking their first full level 3

TUTOR:

Michele Ponting

Address

Foredown Tower, Foredown Road
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This course is essential for students wishing to move on to Health related Higher Education courses, including degrees, in Nursing, Midwifery, Paramedic Science, Adult Social Care, and Sport and Exercise Sciences. Students are given full support to apply for a university place.

COURSE AIMS/OBJECTIVES

  • To develop confidence and self-awareness.
  • To develop the ability to write in the appropriate academic tone and format.
  • To develop skills of critical analysis and reflective practice.
  • To develop the ability to work independently and in group activities.

  • COURSE CONTENT

    Course content includes 13 units that have been chosen to be vocationally relevant for careers in Health and Social Care. The units include:
    Essay skills.
    Personal organisation and time management.
    Reviewing and planning for the future.
    Human Biology.
    Disease and the Immune System.
    Numeracy, Sociology and Psychology.
    Stress Management.
    Extended independent academic study.


    TEACHING AND LEARNING METHODS

    * Lectures.
    * Seminars.
    * Tutorials.
    * Workshops.
    *Assignments.
    * Presentations.
    * Independent study.

    Please note that students will be expected to:

    * Meet deadlines.
    * Conduct research.
    * Take part in group activities.
    * Become independent learners and manage their time effectively.


    COURSE LEVEL/ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

    No formal qualifications are required. However, the interview process will include a literacy and numeracy assessment and students should achieve level 2 or above in these assessments. Students who do not achieve level 2 may be advised to complete Maths and English GCSE. It is essential that candidates check the entry requirements for their university choices before enrolling for the ACCESS course. If you do require both Maths and English, then you might consider completing these alongside a course such as Mental Health Awareness level 2, Skills for Working in Health and Social Care Professions or Counselling level 2.


    HOW PROGRESS IS CHECKED DURING COURSE

    You will be assessed through a range of methods, including essays, presentations, exams and a small-scale research project. You will be given regular tutorials to check progress, indentify any issues, set targets and support your return to academic study and writing.


    EXTRA STUDY OR PRACTICE REQUIRED AT HOME

    An additional 10-16 hours of home study is required


    MATERIALS YOU WILL NEED TO BRING TO THE COURSE

    Pen, paper, folder and dividers. The recommended reading list will be provided at the interview.


    WHAT CAN I DO NEXT?

    This pathway is suitable for students wishing to move on to Health related, Higher Education courses, including degrees in Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work, Children and Families, Adult Social Care, Psychology, Sport and Exercise Sciences. This course is suitable for university entrance on a wide variety of courses. Students are given support to apply for a university place through the UCAS applications process.

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    The majority of our courses are funded by the Skills Funding Agency, and this in turn may be used for match funding with the ESF (European Social Fund). Therefore your course may be funded by the ESF as well as the Skills Funding Agency.