Access to HE Diploma (Social Care)
The Access to Higher Education Diploma is a qualification which prepares people without traditional qualifications for study at university. If you would like to go to university but left school without the qualifications you need, then an Access to HE course could be for you. There is no upper-age limit for Access to HE courses, most Access to HE courses can be completed in one year. Most courses are part time and students can complete the course in one year, but this does not mean that you will be in college all day throughout the week.
Attendance: Part time
Duration: 34 weeks
Start date: September 2019
What will you do?
The Diploma is made up of a series of modules which are individually graded.
Level 2 English, Maths, Researching Opportunities in Higher Education and Personal Learning and Development.
Level 3 units such as Principles of Social Work Practice, Professional Practice, Psychology, Values and Practice in Care and Development and Social Policy and Welfare.
How will you learn?
Class sessions which involve lectures and demonstrations. Interactive learning using IT and the virtual learning environment (VLE). Learners are supported and encouraged to develop independent learning techniques.
How are you assessed?
The production of a portfolio of evidence is crucial. Assessment involves the writing of essays, reports, examinations, research and giving group and individual presentations. This Course is brand new for 2017-18!
All learners will be considered on their individual merits although recent relevant learning at level two is advantageous. All applicants will be invited to attend an information session. All applicants will be invited to attend an information session. A current DBS to allow for work experience to in a relevant setting.
What do you need to know?
This qualification is awarded by One Awards.
All applicants will be invited to attend an information session. Following this, those interested will be asked to complete a literacy and numeracy test; alongside a written assessment to determine if a place can be offered.
Successful applicants apply to university for a place on a range of health and social care related degrees. These include nursing, midwifery, occupational therapy, dental nurse and physiotherapist., Cert HE in Social Care which is delivered at the college.
How much does the course cost?
When does the course run?
Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 9.00am – 3.00pm
What financial & additional support can I get?
- Apply for finance with a 19+ Advanced Learner Loan Students Loans England.
- First Level 3? Apply for L3 entitlement.
- Subject to Availability – Childcare partial fee bursary.
Destinations and Progress
Successful applicants apply to university for a place on a range of health and social care related degrees. These include Bsc social work and Social Care related HE courses, and Cert HE in Social Care which is delivered at the college.