Access to Higher Education: Health & Human Sciences

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Course description

Access to Higher Education: Health & Human Sciences:

Pursue a career in caring for others or go into nursing with this one year intensive course. Develop all the skills you need to apply for higher education. Access courses are suitable for those that have been out of education for some time and prepare you for higher education.

Course Content

This course is a one year intensive course for mature students.

Course units include:

English skills for health and care
Maths skills for health and care
Human anatomy and physiology
Sociological principles in health and care
Psychological approaches
Study skills.

Study Methods

Full time, a minimum of 4 days a week at the Uxbridge Campus

How is the course assessed

A variety of assessment methods are used to assess students, for example - group discussions, tutorials, lectures, role play, controlled assessments, PowerPoint presentations, observations and professional discussions.

The qualification you will receive on completion of this Access course is the Access to Higher Education (Health and Care Professions) Diploma. In order to qualify and complete this course you will need to achieve 60 credits, of which 45 will have to be from Level 3 units and the remaining 15 are optional.

Where next - Further Studies

Degree programmes at University in Nursing (all branches), midwifery,

paramedic science, occupational therapy, operating department practice, social work, psychology or any other undergraduate health or social care-related course.

Additional entry requirements

GCSEs in maths and English at grade C (grade 5/4) or above or Level 2 equivalent. You will also sit English and maths assessments to check you are suitable for the course.

Course reference: ACNURF (use this when contacting provider)

Course info
Start Date: Sun 01st September 2019
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Hillingdon, UB8 1NQ


1 year


Full time


Access to Higher Education


BeginnerIntermediate Advanced

This course might be free

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