NSCG | Access to HE Diploma (Health Professionals)
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Course overview

The Access to Health Professionals Diploma is a level 3 qualification which is designed to give students a direct progression route into allied health and care degrees including all four nursing pathways, paramedic science, occupational therapy, midwifery, physiotherapy, psychology, social work, dental nursing, veterinary nursing, radiography, health studies, HNC health and social care.

This is one-year course from Sept 2020 to June 2021, where you will study biology, health studies, psychology and skills for learning through a range of assessment methods including; experiments, essays, reports, portfolios, academic posters, in class assessments and presentations.
It is a requirement that all successful applicants will take part in two return to learn days where you will get an introduction to the teaching staff, content of the course, be taught some introductory sessions from the modules you will study, initial assessments, along with advice on how to start to formulate your personal statement.

What are the entry requirements?

You are required to have a GCSE in either maths or English language at a minimum grade 4/c or above, or level 2 functional skills. During the interview process, you will receive an in-depth one to one interview where you will discuss any other qualifications and or industry experience, along with advice and guidance as to the programme best suited for you. It is essential that prepare for your interview by researching the entry requirements for your future degree course as this varies from course to course.

If you need to study a GCSE alongside the Access course then a further interview with the GCSE English and maths team will be arranged.

All applicants need to be 18 from the 31st August 2020

How is it assessed?

You will be assessed through a range of assessment methods such as essays, academic posters, presentations, group work and other types of coursework. Your teachers will guide and support you through each assessment so that you can develop, improve and progress throughout the course.

What financial support is on offer?

Do not be put off by the cost of the course, as an Advanced Learning Loan is open to anyone aged over 19 studying a Level 3 or above qualification, is not means tested or subject to credit checks and you only start to pay it back when you are earning over £25,000 per year.
If you successfully complete your Access to HE course, progress onto and complete a degree level programme, you do not have to pay back your Advanced Learning Loan.
If you are aged 19-23 and studying your first full-time Level 3 programme your course will be completely free. For full details visit www.nscg.ac.uk/finance.

What can I do next?

Students who successfully complete the Access to HE Diploma go onto higher education level study in a wide range of subjects including Adult, Child, Learning Disability and Mental health nursing, Physioltherapy, Occupational tharapy, ODP, Paramedic Science and other allied health professionals.

How do I find out more?

Please contact Dawn Cingoz on 01785 275627 or dawn.cingoz@nscg.ac.uk.

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