This course will give you a solid basis of knowledge to progress to a degree course in a subject related to health professions.
This course is for people that would like to study on a Higher Education programme in Nursing, Midwifery or another health related but need to gain the required entry qualifications and skills.
You will study a range of different units across the programme, some focusing on your academic skills and some more subject specific, such as:
Assessment is through a range of assessment techniques which may include assignments, presentations and examinations.
You can progress to health-related higher education programmes at university or college, including nursing, midwifery and the allied health professions such as occupational therapy. If you would like to study Paramedic Sciences then you will need to study the Access to Science and not Health Professions.
At least one GCSE in either English Language or Maths at C or Grade 4 or above or equivalent (Functional Skills Level 2) – Evidence of this will be required during the application cycle.
Ideally you will have both. However, you may work towards the one that you do not have whilst studying with us.
It is also important to note that if you wish to go on to study Midwifery you will also need GCSE Science at grade C or above.
Many universities require GCSE Maths and English rather than an equivalent. It is your responsibility to begin checking which qualifications you require with the university or college you wish to progress to.
As part of the interview process, as well as showing suitability through a verbal interview you will need to complete a short computer-based assessment in Maths and English to show that you are currently working to a minimum of level 1.
Applying for a course is simple:
If you have any questions, a course adviser is here to help you.