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Health and Social Care

Access to Higher Education Diploma in Healthcare Professions with First Aider Certification

Full Time


Course Overview

This course has been designed specifically for mature students who have been out of full-time education for at least one year and do not have the relevant qualifications for entry to higher education. This course is designed for anyone who wants to undertake a career in a healthcare related field such as nursing, social work or midwifery.

You will attend college three days a week between 9.30am and 3pm

You will be assigned a personal tutor who will support you with your UCAS application and personal development.

Good time-management skills are necessary as assessment of the course is on an on-going basis.

We have a new clinical skill lab, where you will be able to undertake practical units such as: Clinical Skills, Counselling and Understanding the Patient Journey.

Course Content

This course has been designed specifically for mature students who do not have the relevant qualifications for entry to higher education. This course is designed to get you to University and is worth between 48 and 144 UCAS points (for September entry), depending on the grade you achieve.

You will attend college three days a week between 9.30am and 3pm usually Monday - Wednesday. The lesson structure is relaxed and informal with an emphasis on participation including discussions, seminars, individual and group research. 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 course covers a wide range of subjects including:

  • Clinical Skills
  • Understanding the Patient Journey
  • Approaches to Counselling
  • Listening Skills for Health Professionals
  • Cells, tissues and organs for healthcare
  • Blood, circulation and gaseous exchange for Healthcare
  • Disease and Body Deference
  • Nutrition and Digestion
  • Musculoskeletal System
  • Health Promotion
  • Child Development
  • The sociology of family
  • The sociology of health
  • Research Project
  • Academic Writing

Entry Requirement

You need to be aged 19+ from the beginning of September. You should have a minimum of GCSE English or maths at grades C/4 or Functional Skills Level 2 in English or maths.

If you do not have either maths or English you can complete this in addition to the Access to Higher Education course. You will be required to undertake an initial BKSB English or maths assessment as well as an English written task to assess your ability to complete this course successfully. If you pass the initial English/ maths assessment, you will be required to enrol onto Level 2 Functional Skills English or maths to undertake this alongside your Access to HE course. This qualification is required by all Universities so is compulsory for you to pass this to successfully progress to University.

Assessment

There will be numerous assignment tasks such as presentations, posters, essays and short tests throughout the course and no end of course examinations. 


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Course Outline

Course Code: HF72
Study Mode: Full Time
Location: Basingstoke
Start Date: 08/09/2023
Duration: 1 Year
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2022 Basingstoke College of Technology, Worting Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire RG21 8TN.
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