ACCESS TO HE: ALLIED HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONS

Duration: 35 Weeks
Level: Level 3
Last Updated: 20-07-20

This qualification is ideal for those hoping to progress onto a degree at university but not currently holding a Level 3 qualification required for entry. It will develop skills in academic writing, research and time management, alongside subject specific knowledge. Those joining the programme are usually aiming to progress onto a number of Higher Education courses, for example, Nursing, Midwifery, Physiotherapy, Occupational Health and many more, with previous cohorts of learners ranging in age from 19 to 60+, showing the wide variety and accessibility of the qualification.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

As part of the Access to Higher Education: Allied Health Professionals course, you will study a range of modules, which may include:

  • Introduction to Cells
  • Foundations in Statistics
  • Macromolecules
  • Anatomy and Physiology of Human Skeleton
  • Practical
  • Cardio, Respiratory and Gastro
  • Human Reproduction Biology
  • Work Experience
  • Reflection on Practice
  • Research Project
  • Intro to Politics
  • Health in a Medicalised World
  • Social and Community Welfare Provision

HOW WILL I BE TAUGHT?

The nature of the Access to Higher Education: Allied Health Professionals course makes it predominantly classroom based, with the addition of a 40 hours work placement outside of the set timetable. However, in the current climate we are striving to bring the same high-quality learning in a more blended approach, utilising both class and online learning.

Learners on the programme are usually aiming to progress onto a number of Higher Education courses, for example, Nursing, Midwifery, Physiotherapy, Occupational Health and many more, with previous cohorts of learners ranging in age from 19 to 60+, showing the wide variety and accessibility of the qualification. Whether you have just completed a Level 2 qualification or are already a graduate, looking to completely change career, the team will support you throughout your time on the course and you will have access to a range of resources, including the Learning Zone, 19+ rooms and library. You will also have free access to Microsoft Office 365, one drive and hundreds of online resources through our e-library and virtual learning environment, Canvas.

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

Assessments methods vary from module to module but typically include, written essays, research projects, presentations, academic posters and exams. All assessment methods are designed to provide the skills needed for learning at degree level.

WHAT CAN I DO NEXT?

Learners on the programme are usually aiming to progress onto a number of Higher Education courses, for example, Nursing, Midwifery, Physiotherapy and Occupational Health.

IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE I NEED TO KNOW?

You are required to undertake a minimum of a 40 hour work experience placement. This can be paid or voluntary and will support your UCAS statement, if you wish to progress onto university. You are encouraged to have, or be in the process of obtaining your work placement before the course begins. A DBS check will be required for your placement work.

In addition to the modules studied, you will also have the opportunity to work with staff to complete your UCAS application (if you wish) and will receive support and lessons on academic writing, time management and exam preparation.

The course is aimed at the Allied Health Care Professions, therefore most of the sessions are based on theory with application to practice.

 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Five GCSEs (or equivalent) at grade 4 (C) including Maths and English. For the Health Care pathway a GCSE grade 4 (C) in Science is desirable. You will also need to attend an interview and complete a written assignment. For work experience placements DBS checks are compulsory, which can be either obtained from the placement area or from Preston’s College.

If you do not have any of these qualifications please get in touch. GCSE Maths and English are available at the College FREE of charge for those without a grade 4 (C). Other Health and Social Care qualifications are also available.

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