Access to Higher Education Diploma (Health and Social Care) - City of Wolverhampton College

Access to Higher Education Diploma (Health and Social Care)

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If you want a career working with the health or social care sector but lack the necessary qualifications, our Access to Higher Education Diploma (Health & Social Care) course will give you the skills to help you to realise your dream.

An Access to Higher Education qualification is a fast-track course that is widely recognised by universities and bridges the gap between your existing education and what is needed to study at degree level.

Access to Higher Education (Health and Social Care) is an intensive and challenging one-year course that will give you an overview of health and social care in the 21st century and help you to develop the skills, knowledge and confidence needed for university.  

To succeed on this course you will need to be committed and focused and have a zest for learning, as well as good time management skills, particularly if you work and have family responsibilities.

Before you embark on the course it is important that you know what you want to study at university, have thoroughly researched your chosen course and attended university open days.

If you want to pursue a career in the diverse range of roles available in health and social care, our Access to Higher Education Diploma (HSC) course will set you on the road to a great career.

To access this course you are required to:

  • Have English at Level 2 (eg  GCSE grade 4/C or above / equivalent Functional Skills qualification depending on individual university requirements) 
  • Have maths at Level 2 (eg GCSE grade 4/C or above / equivalent Functional Skills qualification depending on individual university requirements) *
  • Show commitment to the course and be motivated and determined to be successful on this intensive programme of study

*Applicants without this level of qualification will be required to complete a diagnostic assessment to determine their level of maths skills and knowledge and, if necessary, study for the Level 2 qualification alongside the Access course.

The Health and Social Care pathway will focus on:

  • Health Studies
  • Social Policy
  • Essential Skills and Research
  • Psychology

You will also develop your ICT skills.

By studying this course, you will:

  • Develop your understanding of the underpinning skills, knowledge and academic conventions needed for higher education
  • Learn how to research, design, plan and write educational assignments as well as developing your critical and evaluative thinking skills
  • Develop an appreciation for the promotion of active reading to identify relevant information and take part in discussions and debates based on informed reading
  • Develop your analytical skills to give you the confidence to participate in verbal and written educational debate
  • Develop your practical skills and appreciate the need for attention to detail

This is an assessment-based course and will include a combination of essays, reports, presentations, group discussions and a reflective journal.

The skills you will learn on this course will enable you to:

  • Move on to a higher education course in a wide range of health or social care courses (you are advised to check that the Access to HE course is accepted as entry to your chosen university course)
  • Pursue a career within the health and social care sector

We have excellent feedback from past students on our Access to Higher Education courses and many have gone on to become nurses, midwives, psychologists and radiologists, as well as social workers, probation officers and teachers.    

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