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Key details

Attendance Full-time
Duration 1 year
Code ACCL3NMW
Attendance Online
Duration 1 year
Code ACCL3NMWOL
Awarding Body ASCENTIS
Level Access to Higher Education
Start Date 20/01/2021

Other start dates

Course overview

The one year Level 3 Access to Higher Education Diploma in Nursing and Midwifery is designed for students over the age of 19 to progress to degrees in Nursing and Midwifery. As this course contains core Biology and Health studies modules, you can also progress to a wide range of related degrees including physiotherapy, occupational therapy and many more. If this area is of interest please also refer to the Access to HE Allied Health Professions.

What you'll study

All the Units within the Access courses are compulsory.

Credits are awarded to you when you have successfully completed a Unit.

All courses contain Units of Academic Preparation Skills.

You will also undertake modules specifically to support your vocational area of study and research projects.

United covered are:

  • Academic Writing Skills
  • Study Skills
  • Study Techniques
  • Introduction to Cell Biology
  • Research Project (Biology)
  • Macromolecules and Key Biological Principles
  • Aspects of Human Physiology
  • Infectious Disease, Biological and Drug Defences
  • Introduction to Social Issues in Health and Social Care
  • Research Project (Social Issues)
  • Health and Social Care Provision
  • Mental  Health and Wellbeing
  • Sociological Issues Impacting on Health Needs
  • Effective communication in Health and Social Work

Your learning materials will be accessed online, in units, at set times throughout the course. You will work through your materials as advised. You will have access to your tutors on-line.

You will be supported through individual and group tutorials within a virtual classroom space.

  • All the Units within the Access courses are compulsory.

    Credits are awarded to you when you have successfully completed a Unit.

    All courses contain Units of Academic Preparation Skills.

    You will also undertake modules specifically to support your vocational area of study and research projects.

    United covered are:

    • Academic Writing Skills
    • Study Skills
    • Study Techniques
    • Introduction to Cell Biology
    • Research Project (Biology)
    • Macromolecules and Key Biological Principles
    • Aspects of Human Physiology
    • Infectious Disease, Biological and Drug Defences
    • Introduction to Social Issues in Health and Social Care
    • Research Project (Social Issues)
    • Health and Social Care Provision
    • Mental  Health and Wellbeing
    • Sociological Issues Impacting on Health Needs
    • Effective communication in Health and Social Work

    Your learning materials will be accessed online, in units, at set times throughout the course. You will work through your materials as advised. You will have access to your tutors on-line.

    You will be supported through individual and group tutorials within a virtual classroom space.

Assessment

You will have both formative and summative assessments for each unit. Formative assessments will be continuous and check your learning and understanding. These will include quizzes, online practice assessments and self-marked, reflective work.

Summative assessments will be assessed through a range of assessment methods for example, reports; essays; presentations.

Please note: You will be required to attend Bradford College to undertake exams. These dates will be agreed at the start of the course.

Entry requirements

GCSE English
Grade 4 or C
GCSE Maths
Grade 4 or C
GCSE Science
Grade 4 or C

It is your responsibility to check that your Mathematics and English Language qualifications are accepted for the Higher Education Institution (HEI) course you wish to eventually apply for.

You will need to be able to show commitment for at least 20 hours of time per week to this course for studying the course materials. You will also need to commit 8-10 hours of personal study each week for assignment and research work.

How to apply

Apply directly to the College.

Next steps

In addition to the skills gained in biology and healthcare practice, you will also develop skills in independent research, critical thinking and evaluative skills, study skills, interview skills and interpersonal skills. You will develop the necessary skills to progress onto Higher Education. We will introduce you to the UCAS system and provide tutorial sessions for university applications.

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