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Access to Higher Education

Access to Higher Education Diploma in Nursing

ABOUT THIS COURSE

This course is designed solely for progression to higher education.

All applications to Higher Education Courses must be made through UCAS, however please ring us for advice on this process and we will support you with your application.

Units studied may include:

  • Nursing Studies
  • Health Sciences
  • Psychology/ Sociology

Study Skills in:

  • Examination Skills- Preparation & Technique
  • Note-taking and note-making
  • Writing & Delivering seminar papers
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

You will need: GCSEs at grade 4 or above (A*-C) in English and maths, as these qualifications usually form part of the entry requirements for the degree courses that learners progress to.

If you do not already have the entry qualifications, you could consider completing a two year programme: Year 1: studying GCSE English and maths Year 2: studying Access to HE Diploma

If your first language is not English, you should have a minimum of 6.00 in IELTS alongside a UK or equivalent international qualification (a NARIC check will be required).

All applicants must have an interview to confirm that the course is suitable for them.

ASSESSMENT METHOD

Each module is assessed using a variety of criteria. You will be required to demonstrate creativity, critical thinking, evaluation, decision making, personal reflection, reading and research of relevant information, time management and effective communication skills.

Each module carries a number of assessments. Depending on the module you will be assessed through combinations of the following; formal reports, presentations, written assessments, in-class and practice assessments under controlled conditions, exams, case studies and reflective statements.

PROGRESSION OPPORTUNITIES

Successful completion of the course could enable you to progress to a BSc in Nursing or other health related degrees.

Applicants will receive support for their application for entry into university and will be guided and advised towards an interview with universities.

Once you have a degree you could work as a nurse in one of the four branches of nursing (adult, children, mental health or learning disability) and then branch out into a range of specialist career paths, such as Health Visitor, Oncology Nurse, Substance Abuse Nurse, Community Psychiatric Nurse, Ward Manager, Lecturer in Nursing, Nurse Consultant and Director of Nursing.

Nurses sometimes move into research or teaching roles linked to healthcare and can also work in industries as occupational health advisors.

You could also progress onto the colleges HND Healthcare Practice Level 5 course.

STUDY METHODS

You will have 10 hours of timetabled classes each week over 2 days.

You will learn in classrooms, laboratories and IT rooms.

FEES

If you will be aged 19 to 23 on 31 August in the year you begin your course and have been resident in the UK/EU/EEA for the past 3 years, you may be eligible for fee remission to cover your course fees, depending on your circumstances. For more information on fee remission, please click here.

If you are not eligible for fee remission, or are aged 24 or older, you may be able to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover your course fees. For more information on Advanced Learner Loans, please click here.

Course Fee: £3525

You may be eligible for financial help to support with books, travel, course materials and childcare costs – please click here for more information.

HAMMERSMITH & FULHAM
COLLEGE
HAMMERSMITH & FULHAM COLLEGE
HAMMERSMITH & FULHAM COLLEGE
Gliddon Road
Barons Court
London W14 9BL

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EALING GREEN COLLEGE
EALING GREEN COLLEGE
EALING GREEN COLLEGE
The Green
Ealing
London W5 5EW

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SOUTHALL COMMUNITY
COLLEGE
SOUTHALL COMMUNITY COLLEGE
SOUTHALL COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Beaconsfield Road
Southall
London UB1 1DP

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