Access to Higher Education courses are designed to prepare students aged 19+ for a Foundation Degree programme. This course is designed for students with a passion for working in the health and social care area and develop the skills and knowledge needed to progress into higher education.
- Becoming a reflective practitioner
- Managing data and research methods
- Working with children and young people
- Anatomy and physiology
- Mental health
- Introduction to psychology
- Sociology: The family
- Working with adults at risk in social care
- Higher education study skills
- English and Maths, as required.
Students can progress to study Health and Social Care and related topics, i.e. Nursing, at degree-level.
This course provides a progression route into degree provision in Health and Social Care, leading to a wide range of career opportunities within the public and private health and care sectors.
Application is through the online application form, by calling 0800 731 82 81 or by the Common Application Process (CAP).
Advanced Learner Loans are available to help students cover the Tuition Fees for this course. Visit our Further Education Financial Support page for more information.
Please note, if you are applying for your first level 3 course (including Access to Higher Education) and you are aged between 19 and 23, then your course is free, so you don’t need a loan!
Students should hold a grade 4 or C or equivalent in English and Maths. You will be expected to attend an interview and to demonstrate a commitment to returning to learning and an ability to work at the appropriate level.
BTEC Level 3 in Children’s Play, Learning and Development (Early Years Educator)
Lucy manages to hold down two jobs, working as an early years educator at a local nursery and also as a waitress, as well as her studies as she pursues her dream career working with children.
Q: What do you like about Bishop Burton College?
A: Bishop Burton College is a great place to learn. All the people at the College are really friendly. I enjoy my time here because the course is great and and the teachers are lovely.
Q: What is the best thing about your course?
A: One of the best things about my course is the work placement because you get to learn what it is really like to work in a nursery or school. The modules we do are also really interesting.
Q: What are your hopes for the future?
A: I hope to one day become a juvenile probation officer or a juvenile counsellor in America.