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Allied Health Professions - Access to Higher Education (HE) Diploma

Summary

This course is ideal if you wish to have a career in nursing, midwifery, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, paramedic practitioner, operating theatre practitioner and other health related professions. The Access to Higher Education (HE) Diploma is a qualification which will prepare you for study at degree level. If you would like to go to university but left school without the qualifications you need, then an Access to HE course could be for you. The course is run over 1 academic year and is designed for learners aged 19 years and above. Advanced Learner Loans are available to help you fund your course.  

Next course dates

Start date Location Duration
02 Sep 2024
University Centre
1 Year

Where can this subject lead?

Career progression

Successful students can move to Higher Education study, either at Blackpool and the Fylde College or other institutions. This course is ideal if you would like to work in health professions such as midwifery, nursing, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, paramedic practitioner, operating theatre practitioner and other health related professions.

Key information

Entry Requirements

Direct Entry

  • 3 GCSEs Grade 4 (C) or above including maths or English Grade 4 (C) or above.
  • Relevant Level 2 or 3 qualification plus maths or English Grade 4 (C) or above/ level 2 Functional Skills maths and English.

Not achieved Maths or English GCSE at Grade 4 (C) or above.

  •  You will need to complete the one-year Level 2 (GCSE) maths or English alongside your Access to HE qualification.

If you do not meet the

  •  Don’t worry – you can apply for our Pre Access course https://blackpool.ac.uk/course/sd1fe08  which will prepare you for the Access to Higher Education course. You can also work towards achieving your Level 2 (GCSE) Maths and/or English at the same time.

Qualification obtained

Access to HE Diploma (Allied Health Professions)

Extra costs and equipment

As well as providing their own stationery, to include pens, notepad and an A4 folder, we recommend that students have access to a laptop and to the internet. In some instances, it may be possible for the College to assist with this.

Replacement ID badges cost £3 or £8 if incorporated with a bus pass. For photocopying, students are provided with the first 80 black and white free of charge. Any additional copies for black and white are charged at 4p per copy.

Although course textbooks are available in the College library, we will provide a list of recommended texts at the beginning of the course which you may wish to purchase.

Laboratory coats and glasses will be provided when required.

Tuition Fees

Read our tuition fees guide.

Regulation and Accreditation

Accrediting Institution: N/A

Awarding Body: ASCENTIS

Terms and Conditions

Read our full terms and conditions for more information.

Regulation and Accreditation

Accrediting Institution: N/A

Awarding Body: ASCENTIS

What will I learn?

Industry placement, field trips and guest speakers

There is no work placement as part of this course; however you may wish to contact your chosen university and check if work experience or voluntary work in the health progression is a requirement for their degree programme.

This would be done in your own time and no time allowance would be given as part of this course.

How will I be assessed?

How will I be assessed?

 

 

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