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

This course is designed for students with a passion for working in the health and social care area and develops the skills and knowledge needed to progress into Higher Education.

What You Study

  • Introduction to psychology
  • Understanding health
  • Infection prevention
  • Safeguarding
  • Mental health
  • Maths in a nursing context
  • Living cells, cell growth and inheritance
  • Human respiratory and cardiac systems
  • Sociology: The family
  • Research project
  • Higher Education study skills
  • English and Maths, as required.

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Entry Requirements

Students should hold a grade C or 4 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.