Access To Higher Education - Healthcare Professions/Nursing

West Herts College
Course summary
33 weeks
3,384 GBP
Part time
Hemel Hempstead
Next available date: Enquire for more information - Hemel Hempstead
Professional Training

Course description

Access To Higher Education - Healthcare Professions/Nursing

This Access course is a nationally recognised qualification designed for people who wish to study a health-related degree, such as Nursing, Midwifery, Radiography or Paramedic Science, but lack the traditional qualifications required for direct entry into university study. 

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Entry Criteria

  • GCSE (9-4/A*-C) in English language or maths depending on your chosen pathway, plus a range of assessments at interview.
  • All students are assessed for their English and maths skills at interview. Some universities require a pass in GCSE Science.
  • This course is suitable for students aged 19 or above.

Training Course Content

  • Care principles
  • Human anatomy and physiology
  • Introduction to healthcare
  • Professional interpersonal skills
  • Safeguarding children, young people and/or vulnerable adults

Depending on your chosen pathway, you will also study a number of optional modules related to your desired career path.

Continuing Studies

Successful students who have achieved their Access qualification and relevant English and maths qualifications will be ready to progress to degree-level study on courses including:

  • Nursing
  • Midwifery
  • Physiotherapy
  • Radiography
  • Mental Health
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Paramedic Science

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West Herts College

West Herts College

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West Herts College

Watford Campus, Hempstead Road, Watford, Herts
WD17 3EZ

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