Access Courses

Access to Higher Education Diploma: Health Professions

Course Overview

  • Campuses

    Hackney Campus, Redbridge Campus, Tower Hamlets Campus
  • Qualification

    Access Courses
  • Subject

    Health Professions
  • Schedule

    Three days a week, actual attendance can then be finalised with prospective students prior to enrolment. (9am - 4pm)
  • Duration

    36 weeks
  • Course Fees

    £3384.00

Entry requirements

To join an Access course you will need to demonstrate that you have Level 2 English and maths skills. This includes either having achieved GCSE English and maths at grade 4 or above or grades A-C, or Functional Skills Level 2. This also may include oversees qualifications that have been Naric'd. Please ask the college about the Naric system if you are not familiar with this.

What can I do if I have only one level 2 qualification in either English or maths? It may be possible in exceptional circumstances to achieve one GCSE qualification at NCC at the same time as your Access course, but you would need to attend evening classes and be tested for the course to make sure you are at the appropriate level.

Alternatively, it is possible, as part of the Access course at Redbridge Campus only, to take a level 2 maths Functional Skills qualification in term 3. This is dependent upon a college entry test and excellent attendance at lessons.

It is also possible to take an English Functional Skills qualification at an external provider at the same time as your Access course. If you choose this option, you will need to complete a college entry test in that subject to make sure you have the potential to achieve it within the academic year.

Topics

Access to Health Professions can lead to careers in all branches of the health profession including nursing (child, adult and mental health), speech and language therapy, midwifery through to occupational therapy, social care and paramedic practice.

On the course, you will study:

  • -Study skills
  • -Biology
  • -Psychology
  • -Sociology
  • -Maths
  • -English

You can fund an Access course by taking out an Advanced Learner loan from the government.If you take out a loan for an Access course, then complete a university degree course, you will not have to pay your Access loan off.

  • Further Information

    Course Fee: £3380 + £30 college registration fee A £220 deposit will be required at enrolment, in addition to the £30 college registration fee, if you do not have confirmation of being funded by the Advanced Learning Loan. This deposit of £220 will be refunded as soon as the loan is confirmed.

Further information

Study at university for a degree in a wide range of health and care subjects including nursing, midwifery, speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, health and social care and para medicine.

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