Course overview

Health and Social Care Access to HE City of Bristol College

This Health and Social Care Access to HE course is a one-year, full-time, Level 3 course for adults.

This course can help you develop the knowledge and study skills to progress into Higher Education.

Additional information

Who is it for?

This course is for adults who want to progress to university-level study. You may already have some qualifications at GCSE, NVQ, BTEC or A level but not enough to get to university.

What you'll learn

The Access course will equip you with the skills and knowledge to achieve your goal. You need to be very committed to study and focused on your career choice.

Previous students have gone on to study:

  • Nursing
  • Midwifery
  • Social Work
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Paramedic Science
  • Early Childhood Studies
  • Care Practice.

Entry requirements

  • GCSE Maths and English at Grade 4(C) or above
  • Strong desire to study
  • Commitment to study full time for a year
  • Knowledge of course required at university
  • Good organisation, enthusiasm and motivation
  • Approximately 12 months experience of working in a health or care setting (voluntary or paid employment)

Healthcare

If you are hoping to go on to study Nursing, Midwifery, Paramedic Science, Radiography, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and other health care programmes, examples of work experience might include: health care assistant; shadowing a community midwife/health visitor/district nurse/ radiographer/ physiotherapist; volunteer for breast feeding support group; volunteer on maternity ward/post natal ward/antenatal ward; women’s support groups Mothers for Mothers, National Childbirth Trust); cancer support, mental health support, ambulance services etc.

Social Work

If you are hoping to go on to study Social Work, examples might include: youth work; family support work; fostering; voluntary work with the Samaritans, addiction groups, cancer support, community service, mental health support etc.

How is the course delivered and assessed?

  • 15 taught hours per week in college usually spread over three to four days
  • 20 self-study hours per week
  • 3 chosen modules to be discussed at interview
  • Support from a personal tutor and Study Skills are included in the course

Assessment is:

  • Assignment based
  • Coursework
  • Exams

Future career and study opportunities

HND/Foundation Degrees in Health and Social Care at City of Bristol College; a wide variety of health and social care related degrees at many universities within the UK and overseas including Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Midwifery and Social Work.

  • We have long-established links with universities
  • We offer guaranteed consideration for a Foundation Degree at City of Bristol College
  • It is essential that you know what you want to study at university or college.
  • We recommend you visit universities on their Open Days
  • Thoroughly research your intended university course and its entry requirements before you apply for an Access course.

Additional costs

As a City of Bristol College student, you may incur additional costs to attend your course. For example, it is likely you may need to pay for travel and stationery.

Many courses offer learning opportunities that you may need to pay for. This may include things like study visits and visiting speakers. We will let you know in advance if there will be additional costs.

If you are on a limited income, you may be able to receive help from our Learner Support Funding Bursary.

Blended learning

To keep our students and staff safe, we’re reducing the number of people in our buildings at one time.

To achieve this, most of our courses will include sessions taught at the college supported by online learning to help you reach your full potential.

Find out more about how we’ve adapted due to COVID-19.

Fees and applications

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Health and Social Care Access to HE Ashley Down Centre
Bristol
Course Code
LBF1287A01-1
Dates
07/09/2020 - 02/07/2021
Duration
1 years
Days
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Hours per week
14.00
Start Time
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Location
Ashley Down Centre
Fee
This course costs £3384. You may be able to study for free, if you are aged 19 to 23 and do not hold a full Level 3 qualification. You can also apply for a loan to cover your fees. Please contact us to discuss your payment options or visit our financial support page.
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Course Code Dates Duration Days Hours per week Start Time Location Fee
LBF1287A01-1 07/09/2020 - 02/07/2021 1 years Enquire 14.00 Enquire Ashley Down Centre
This course costs £3384. You may be able to study for free, if you are aged 19 to 23 and do not hold a full Level 3 qualification. You can also apply for a loan to cover your fees. Please contact us to discuss your payment options or visit our financial support page.
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