Access to HE Level 3 Diploma – Health & Social Care
This Access course is your ideal preparation for reaching Higher Education and following your career path into in health and social care.
Purpose: Access to Higher Education
Guided Learning Hours: 450
Duration: 32 weeks full-time, Tues, Wed & Thurs, 9.30am – 3.00pm
Next Course: October 2021
What are the qualifications about?
You will cover topics relevant to further study in the areas of health and social care. Modules range from academic (e.g. health and disease) through to practical (e.g. drug calculations and report writing), so you will get an excellent all-round learning experience, readying you for further study in the area of your choice.
Who are they for?
If your goal is to study in higher education towards a career in one of the health and social care professions, then this is the ideal course for you. The Diploma is accepted for entry on to degree programmes by the majority of UK universities and colleges.
What do I need?
There are no academic requirements, but you will need to attend an interview and complete a Maths and English assessment.
Why choose Ruskin College?
Ruskin is a friendly and inclusive college, with an ethos that puts you very much at the centre of the learning experience. It is the ideal environment to set out on your path to your rewarding career in health and social care, especially if you are an adult returning to education.
What sorts of things do they cover?
STUDY SKILLS UNITS:
- Drug Calculations and Health Related Charts
- Finding and Reading Information
- Writing Standard English
- Report Writing
- Note-taking and Note-making
- The Role of the Health or Social Care Professional
- Genes and Inheritance
- Health and Disease
- Human Biology
- Human Tissues and Systems
- The Musculo-Skeletal System
- Foundations of Psychology
- Mental Health and Illness
- Treatment of Abnormal Behaviour
NURSING AND HEALTHCARE STUDIES
- Ethical Issues in Health Care
- Reflection on Work Placement in a Health or Social Care Setting
How will I learn and be assessed?
You will be assessed through a programme of coursework.
How long do they take?
Guided learning hours
Guided learning hours are the hours you spend learning with your training provider or on your own. The guided learning hours for this qualification are:
- Level 3: 450 hours
Usual course length
Completing the Access to Higher Education Diploma: Health & Social Care usually takes:
- 31 weeks full time, 3 days a week, Tuesday – Thursday, 9.30am – 3.45pm
What jobs could they lead to?
This course prepares you for degree-level study in preparation for a career in the health field. Although the qualification has not been designed to lead directly to employment, it will support you to take steps towards a career in a range of related professions.
What would it cost me?
Full course cost: £3022. We will help you access financial support if you are entitled to it: find out if you are eligible.