Access to HE Diploma (Medicine)

Activate Learning
Course summary
Professional Training
1 year
Full time

Course description

Access to HE Diploma (Medicine)

Get the skills and qualifications you need to get onto a healthcare course at university next year and start on your way to a career in the NHS or other related healthcare organisation.

An Access course is for mature students (19+) who have been out of full-time education for one or more years and would like to go on to higher education but do not have the formal qualifications needed.

Each year, around 95% of our Access to HE students progress to university on completion of their program, going on to over 100 different universities across many different degrees and disciplines.;Activate Learning, as a group, has helped over 300 Access to HE students progress on to university. OFSTED rated us ‘good’ in December 2017, with many outstanding features for our Access programs.

The Access to HE: Medicine Diploma gives students the opportunity to progress onto degrees in physician associate studies, medicine*, medical science*, and pharmacology.

We have agreed with the University of Reading that graduates will have a secured progression route to their MPAS Physician Associate Studies program with embedded placements throughout the programs at the Royal Berkshire Hospital.

Suitability - Who should attend?

To be eligible for a place on an Access to HE Online program, you must have GCSE English and maths at grade 4 (C equivalent) or above, or a Functional Skills Level 2 qualification.

Training Course Content

What you’ll learn

The main aim of this course is to prepare students for study at university. Students will receive subject specific study skills, as well as tuition in subjects that are relevant to their chosen degree course.

You will study modules covering biology, physics, and chemistry. You’ll be trained to perform a number of day-to-day tasks including; taking medical histories from patients, performing physical examinations, diagnosing illnesses, performing diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, analysing test results, developing management plans and providing health promotion and disease prevention advice for patients.

As well as developing subject knowledge, you will improve your communication, personal and study skills through a core program that also provides one-to-one tutorial support.

Course delivery details

The program is one year in duration and is delivered at college. This is a full-time course with 13 hours tuition per week, however you will also need to make additional time available outside of classes for research and assignment work.

Teaching will take the form of lectures, discussions, group work and self-directed learning.

Although the program is intensive, it is structured in a way that recognises the pressures on mature learners. Many students successfully balance the programs with work, family, and childcare commitments.

Continuing Studies

The Access to HE: Medicine program will prepare you for a career in the emerging role of Physician Associate.

Physician associates support doctors in the diagnosis and management of patients and are currently being heavily recruited for. The purpose of the role is to provide a continuity of care for patients, as well as provide a stability to the medical workforce.

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Activate Learning

Activate Learning is a forward-thinking education group that aims for far-reaching, progressive change and impact through learning. We work with learners as individuals, helping them make the choice of course and career pathway that’s right for them. Our mission is to provide work-ready talent for business, and...

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Oxford City Centre Campus
Oxpens Road
OX1 1SA Oxford Oxfordshire

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