Course: Access to Higher Education Diploma in Health and Social Care

Department: Health and Social Care and Childcare

Type: 19+

Duration: One year

The Course

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.

What You Study

  • Becoming a reflective practitioner
  • Managing data and research methods
  • Working with children and young people
  • Safeguarding
  • 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.

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Entry Requirements

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.

Lucy Brown

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.