About the course
This course provides a recognised route to higher education courses for all branches of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and other health care programmes. It may also lead to higher education degree courses in areas such as Health Studies, Psychology and Sociology. Access to higher education programmes are designed to meet the needs of learners who may not have had the opportunity to enter higher education earlier in their lives. Classes are flexibly timetabled to meet the needs of learners.
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9am to 5pm.
Applicants should have an interest in the health and social care professions and be prepared for nine months study. Students are advised to enquire as to individual university entry requirements, e.g. most universities now require GCSE English and Mathematics at Grade C or above for Nursing. Access course study is of A2 Level standard and while there are no formal entry requirements, we must ensure at interview that applicants have a good chance of success.
Applicants must be 19 or over as at the start of the course.
Nursing Access to Higher Education Diploma in conjunction with CAVA (Cambridge Access Validating Agency).
What you'll learn (core modules)
All Access courses comprise 60 credits:
Physiology (15), Psychology (9), Sociology (9), Social History (3), Mathematics (6), Study Skills (9) and a Project (9).
How will I be assessed?
You will be assessed by a combination of methods including essays, reports, presentations and exams.
Where is the course delivered? (facilities/classrooms)
The course is delivered at the Charles Burrell Centre, Thetford. There will also be a requirement to attend three Saturday sessions using the laboratories at the Bury St Edmunds campus. Dates will be advised asap following commencement of the course.
Where will this course take me?
Students progress to higher education courses as detailed in the 'Course Content'. Of the students who completed this course last year 67% entered Higher Education.
How much will it cost?
The course fees are waived if the student is under 24 years of age and has not completed a full Level 3 qualification previously.
Students over 19 years of age can finance their course through an Adult Learning Loan.
If you need help with funding
For information on funding please contact the college on 01284 338 714.
I'm interested. What should I do now?
Apply online via the college website. You will then be contacted to arrange an interview with the Course Director.
Days & times
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00