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Access to Higher Education

Access to Higher Education Diploma - Nursing and Midwifery - Evening (September 2024 Start)

Start Date: 09/09/2024
Start Time: 16:30
End Date: 26/06/2025
End Time: 20:30
Day(s): Wednesday and Thursday
Site: College Main Site

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Course Overview

This course is designed for people aged 19 or older who are considering a career in Nursing or Midwifery who wish to progress to university and don't currently hold the necessary entry requirements. The Access to HE Diploma (Nursing and Midwifery) aims to develop your understanding of the roles and responsibilities of nurses and midwives and the skills needed to provide essential support, care and advice within the sector.
You will also develop your understanding of the professional standards of practice and behaviour for nurses and midwives. The course will take place at Yeovil College and will be delivered over two evenings per week for the whole academic year. You will have homework and assignment work set each week with strict deadlines. There are around 15 hours of additional study at home required each week so it is important to ensure that you can plan this into your weekly schedule.

Qualification Gained

Access to Higher Education Diploma - Nursing and Midwifery

After The Course

Learners who achieve this qualification could progress to higher and degree level study in a range of nursing and midwifery disciplines or other healthcare professions. You would be welcome to discuss your options with your tutor. If you are unsure of your options, you might like to discuss your journey with our dedicated careers advisors.

What Will I Learn

The programme is unit based. The content features biological sciences, psychology, sociology and health studies, along with academic and progression skills.

Throughout the Diploma, you will also develop transferable skills such as communicating effectively with others, prioritising people, interpreting information and numeracy.

Our Lecturers

Our Access to Higher Education curriculum staff have an expert range of industry knowledge within the sector and can provide a key insight into the various avenues into health professions, including progression onto higher education programmes.

Teaching Learning and Assessment

The Access to Higher Education Diploma is predominantly based upon continuous assessment (coursework). There will be a variety of teaching methods used throughout the course, including individual practical work, small group exercises, on-line research, group presentations, whole class teaching and peer assessment. You will be supported and encouraged to develop and practice the skills that will enable you to become an independent learner and fully prepare you for Higher Education.

As an adult learner at Yeovil College, you will be able to access a range of support and services, including our dedicated Learning Resource Centre, a wealth of resources from our team of expert careers advisors, and a range of wellbeing support.

Course Expenses

Depending on prior learning or financial situation, you may be entitled to a fully funded course, please contact our friendly iZone team via 01935423921 or email izone@yeovil.ac.uk.

Some learners, depending on financial situation, may be entitled to apply for an Advanced Learning Loan. To find out more, please don't hesitate to contact our friendly iZone team via 01935423921 or email izone@yeovil.ac.uk.

How Will I Be Assessed

The Access to Higher Education Diploma is predominantly based upon continuous assessment (coursework). There will be a variety of teaching methods used throughout the course, including individual practical work, small group exercises, on-line research, group presentations, whole class teaching and peer assessment. You will be supported and encouraged to develop and practice the skills that will enable you to become an independent learner and fully prepare you for Higher Education.

The assessment methodology will take a variety of forms including:

  • Essay
  • Presentations (with hand-outs/notes)
  • Report
  • Micro-Teach
  • Case Study
  • Independent Research Study

Entry Requirements

Learners should be aged nineteen or above to undertake this qualification.

This course requires a good level of written English, so we ask for applicants to hold either a GCSE in English at grade C / 4, or an equivalent (e.g. Functional Skills Level 2).

Please note that progression onto some higher education programmes will require GCSE Maths and English passes and Functional Skills level 2 Maths and English may not be accepted. Please check the individual university entry requirements for more information.
If you don't yet hold your GCSE English (or equivalent), you can look through our website or contact our friendly iZone team to find out more about the GCSE and Functional Skills courses we offer.

Required Experience

Work experience in a health or social care setting is desirable.

How To Apply

Apply online by clicking the button below. If you have any questions about your application, please don't hesitate to contact our friendly iZone team via 01935423921 or email izone@yeovil.ac.uk.

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