Allied Health Professions - Access to Higher Education (HE) Diploma
Course Code: SD1FE01
This course is ideal if you wish to have a career in nursing, midwifery, physiotherapy, radiography, 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.
- 3 GCSEs Grade 4 (C) or above including maths or English Grade 4 (C) or above. Science GCSE at Grade 4 (C) is also required if studying a science related subject
- 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 entry requirements
- 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.
Teaching and Learning Methods
The Access to HE course has a range of assessment methods including essays, reports, presentations and exams. There will be formal exams at the end of the programme.
- Human physiology – 7 units
- Social issues in healthcare – 4 units
- Toolkit/ungraded – 3 units.
Assessment: assignments (including seen tests) = 86%, exams = 14%.
Classroom time is 340 hours over the year which equates to 10 hours a week. We would expect private study time (research/background reading/creation of drafts and final reports) to take an extra 10 hours a week.
Industry Placement and Field Trips
Other Costs and Equipment Needed
All staff involved in the delivery of adult education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.
Read our tuition fees guide.