Access to HE Diploma (Health Professionals) – online for Adults

Course Code: Q267415

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    Access to Higher Education

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  • Fees:

    £3,384.00 or Free

Access to HE Diploma (Health Professionals) – Online

The Access to HE Diploma (Health Professionals) is one of our most popular courses. This is because the healthcare sector offers a diverse range of challenging and exciting career paths for students to choose from. The carefully selected modules are full of content that allows students to understand the basis of the healthcare system and the human body.

An Access to Higher Education Diploma is the perfect means for learners who have been out of education for an extended period and wish to return to study.

The course is made up of 19 units:

  • preparing to study
  • academic writing skills
  • preparing a written assignment
  • cell biology
  • the history of the National Health Service
  • human nutrition & the digestive system
  • social factors in health care
  • introduction to psychology
  • the roles and responsibilities of healthcare professionals
  • the human endocrine & nervous system
  • inequalities in health & illness
  • the human musculo-skeletal system
  • approaches to health
  • the brain & nervous system
  • human disease & prevention
  • poverty & health
  • human immunity
  • human reproduction, growth & development
  • equality and diversity within health care.

If you're a UK resident aged 19 or over then you may have pay your own fees but you can apply for the government backed Advanced Learner Loan. This will be paid back in monthly instalments but the payments only begin once you've finished the Access to HE diploma and are earning over over a certain amount - please check here for up-to-date details.

Ideally, once you've finished the Access to HE diploma you'll then go on to complete a higher education (HE) qualification, such as a degree course. The outstanding balance of your Advanced Learner Loan will then be written off.

We understand that with the time constraints of home and work life our students don’t have to wait until September to enrol on a course and start studying. You can start your studies with us as soon as you enrol. Additionally, to save you even more time, there will be no classes to attend. Your entire qualification can be completed from the comfort of your own home, as and when you like.

At the end of your completed course, you will have a varied choice of careers or progression opportunities.

As this is a distance learning course, students will have to take full responsibility for their own study timetables. This means that you will need to develop the discipline to work independently and learn how to set realistic targets. We will also provide you with a learning plan to follow that sets out deadlines to work towards. With help from tutors and fellow students, you will not take that long to find your feet.

This programme is suitable for adult returners to learning or those with few or no traditional qualifications to help you prepare for higher education and university.

This is a recognised entry qualification to universities and colleges across the United Kingdom.

You are required to have a GCSE in maths and English at grade C/4 or above, or Functional Skills Level 2 in maths and English.

You will study this course fully online. You will be supported by an online tutor.

Assessments are an important part of a student’s life. They help you progress, bringing you the grades that will help you qualify, and the feedback from your tutor that will improve your knowledge. Each of the units you will study is followed ban assignment that your tutor will evaluate.

In order to gain this qualification, you will need to achieve a total of 60 credits. Of these, 45 are taken from graded units for the subjects with academic content, while the other 15 are ungraded units concerning study skills.

As part of your programme you will also receive guidance on your university application and the all support you need to get the most out of your diploma.

School Leavers under the age of 19 do not have to pay fees on any full time courses, though may have to pay for their second year if turning 19 during their studies. If you’re aged 19 or over you might qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan. It’s easy to apply for and you won’t have to pay anything back until you’re earning over £25,000. If you are studying a part-time course and you receive one of the following benefits, or you depend financially on someone who does, you may be entitled to have your tuition fees waived: Job Seekers Allowance, Income Support. You will, however, have to pay any awarding body/assessment fees (unless you are on a first full level 2 course). * If you are in receipt of Working Tax Credit or receive other allowances, you may be eligible to claim concessionary rates. If you are entitled to a fee concession you will be asked to provide proof of your entitlement. It is essential that you inform us if your entitlement changes at any time during your course.

Your Access to Higher Education Diploma and the way it is delivered within an innovative learning platform and is designed to give you the best possible chance of fulfilling your dream of studying at university. Higher education degrees confirm to any employer your intellect, motivation and ability to work independently to succeed not just in your area of specialism but also life itself. A higher education degree is a gateway qualification that will allow you to apply for thousands of graduate programmes as well as setting you apart from those who don't have a degree.

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