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This course has been designed specifically for mature students who have some vocational experience but do not have the relevant qualifications for entry to higher education.
You will attend college four days a week between 9.30 and 3.30.
You will be assigned a personal tutor who will support you with studies and personal development.
Good time-management skills are necessary as assessment of the course is on an on-going basis.
The curriculum is structured so that core units are delivered together with the cohorts of the other Access courses in the college. There are weekly tutorials where one to ones take place and you set your own targets for the development of specific skills and knowledge, including completion of the UCAS process. All resources, assignments are available on the Google Classrooms for your use and specific resources for eLearning sessions are updated weekly
The course covers a wide range of subjects including:
GCSE maths and English at grade C or above, ICT and keyboard skills (all work must be word-processed), a satisfactory reference and initial computerised screening.
There will be numerous assignment tasks and short tests throughout the course and, therefore, there are no end of course examinations. You will be expected to meet all deadlines for assignment submission unless there are exceptional circumstances.
This course will provide the necessary skills and knowledge to progress on to higher education in order to pursue a career in health including Nursing, Midwifery, Physiotherapy, or Podiatry
The majority of students progress into higher education courses, for example BA Degrees, Foundation Degrees and Higher National Diplomas within a wide range of health care disciplines. In order to progress into health-related professions at higher education level it would be advisable for students to undertake relevant work experience in their own time.
Full time applications are open for 2018/19