LASER Level 3 Access to Higher Education Diploma - Health and Health Sciences

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Length 1 Year
Site Broadwater Campus Map
Attendance Part Time
Course Code DFSHCY
Tutor Lynn Taylor
Day / Time Thursday - 09:00-17:00
Start 07-Sep-2017
Fees
New fees are published every year in April
A B C D E
£0 Not Applicable £3,384.00 £3,214.80 £3,384.00

The fee you pay will depend on your individual circumstances and the course type

A - You may not have to pay if you are eligible for Government funding (some courses excluded) - click for details
B
- Full fee (includes tuition, any exam/reg and DBS if applicable). Some fees can be paid in instalments (conditions apply) - click for details

       (note that 'BA' and 'HNC' courses can be paid for by Student Loan - click for details )
C
- Full fee for courses that can be paid for by 'Advanced Learner Loan' - click for details .

        Alternatively, fee can be paid in instalments (conditions apply)
D
- Discounted fee for full payment before course start

       (discounted fee is not available if you are paying by student loan or advanced learner loan)
E
- Fee for international students

About this Course

*THIS COURSE IS NOW FULL AND A WAITING LIST IS IN OPERATION*


Normally 1 day per week


Fees
This course can be FREE

You can pay for this course with a Government Advanced Learner Loan and if you complete a degree following this course, the loan will be written off. More details below under 'Funding & Financial Support'.


The Course

The Access to Health and Health Sciences course is a one year intensive course that prepares students for entry into Higher Education for a range of health professions. The Access course is an ideal route to university for students who do not have the traditional A Levels as it provides a mix of academic and health and biological related topics.


The course consists of 60 credits, 45 are graded and 15 are ungraded. All units are at level 3. Click here to see course Flyer

 

Course Content

The course includes a mix of health and science related units and will include at least 24 credits in Biological Sciences. Please click on the unit list below for the full range of modules planned for 2016/17. Click here to see module list (may be subject to change) >

Progression/Career Path

This pathway is suitable for students wishing to move on to Health related Higher Education courses including degrees in Nursing, Midwifery, Paramedics, Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy. This course is suitable for career enhancement or university entrance on a wide variety of courses.


Many of our students are returning to studying from a break in education and so the first part of the course provides the foundation for developing studying skills and writing for academic purposes. Students are supported through the UCAS application process providing a smooth transition to university.

Entry Requirements

This course is aimed at students aged 19 and over.


Candidates are required to have GCSEs in English Language and Maths at grade Grade A* - C. Students will be asked to provide original copies of these qualifications at interview. You will not be able to start the course without evidence of your qualifications.


GCSE Science (Biology) is desirable as many university courses related to health now require this although it is not essential for the Access course. It is essential that candidates check the entry requirements for progression to university.


The interview process includes a short group presentation by the Course Leader which provides an overview of the course content and gives the opportunity for questions about the course. Candidates will be asked to complete a short English test. The interviews should take approximately 1 hour to complete.


Work Experience
You will need to have health related experience before you start the Access course. This can be voluntary or paid and within a hospital or community setting.


You should bring evidence of your qualifications with you to interview as well as a reference from a previous employer.

Other Costs

Students will need to purchase books, files, plastic envelopes and stationery. Details of what is needed will be explained at the first session.

Funding & Financial Support

19-23 year olds

  • If you do not already have a full qualification at Level 3 or above and you have fewer than 2 A Levels, you may not have to pay fees. Your eligibility for this funding is normally assessed at time of enrolment.
  • If you are not eligible for the above, you can apply for an Advanced Learner Loan (described below)


Advanced Learner Finance

  • If you are not eligible for the above fee remission or you are age 24+, you can apply to the Government for an Advanced Learner Loan, whereby the Government will pay your fee and if your future salary is over £21,000 a year, you will start to repay it gradually. Your loan can be written off if you go on to complete a degree after this course. See our Advanced Learner Loan page


Income under £40,000

  • If your household income is below £40,000 per year, you can contact our Financial Services office about applying for help with your expenses during your course (travel, books, childcare etc). See our Financial Support page.

Applications

Apply online or complete the application form obtainable from the College and send it to:

FREEPOST RTKJ-USRT-ARLX
Admissions Office
Northbrook Metropolitan College
Littlehampton Road
Worthing
West Sussex
BN12 6NU

Click here for more information about how to apply and to download an application form

Course Content

The course includes a mix of health and science related units and will include at least 24 credits in Biological Sciences. Please click on the unit list below for the full range of modules planned for 2016/17. Click here to see module list (may be subject to change) >

Progression/Career Path

This pathway is suitable for students wishing to move on to Health related Higher Education courses including degrees in Nursing, Midwifery, Paramedics, Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy. This course is suitable for career enhancement or university entrance on a wide variety of courses.


Many of our students are returning to studying from a break in education and so the first part of the course provides the foundation for developing studying skills and writing for academic purposes. Students are supported through the UCAS application process providing a smooth transition to university.

Entry Requirements

This course is aimed at students aged 19 and over.


Candidates are required to have GCSEs in English Language and Maths at grade Grade A* - C. Students will be asked to provide original copies of these qualifications at interview. You will not be able to start the course without evidence of your qualifications.


GCSE Science (Biology) is desirable as many university courses related to health now require this although it is not essential for the Access course. It is essential that candidates check the entry requirements for progression to university.


The interview process includes a short group presentation by the Course Leader which provides an overview of the course content and gives the opportunity for questions about the course. Candidates will be asked to complete a short English test. The interviews should take approximately 1 hour to complete.


Work Experience
You will need to have health related experience before you start the Access course. This can be voluntary or paid and within a hospital or community setting.


You should bring evidence of your qualifications with you to interview as well as a reference from a previous employer.

Other Costs

Students will need to purchase books, files, plastic envelopes and stationery. Details of what is needed will be explained at the first session.

Funding & Financial Support

19-23 year olds

  • If you do not already have a full qualification at Level 3 or above and you have fewer than 2 A Levels, you may not have to pay fees. Your eligibility for this funding is normally assessed at time of enrolment.
  • If you are not eligible for the above, you can apply for an Advanced Learner Loan (described below)


Advanced Learner Finance

  • If you are not eligible for the above fee remission or you are age 24+, you can apply to the Government for an Advanced Learner Loan, whereby the Government will pay your fee and if your future salary is over £21,000 a year, you will start to repay it gradually. Your loan can be written off if you go on to complete a degree after this course. See our Advanced Learner Loan page


Income under £40,000

  • If your household income is below £40,000 per year, you can contact our Financial Services office about applying for help with your expenses during your course (travel, books, childcare etc). See our Financial Support page.

Applications

Apply online or complete the application form obtainable from the College and send it to:

FREEPOST RTKJ-USRT-ARLX
Admissions Office
Northbrook Metropolitan College
Littlehampton Road
Worthing
West Sussex
BN12 6NU

Click here for more information about how to apply and to download an application form