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Access to Higher Education Diploma - Health & Health Sciences Level 3

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Course Code: FE0025-1C Course Type: Access to Higher Education Campus: Central Brighton Campus Start Date: September 2019 Duration: 36 weeks Entry requirements: GCSE English and maths Grade C or above. Assessment: A mixture of essays, presentations and tests. Qualification: LASER Access to Higher Education Diploma: Health and Health Sciences Level 3 Awarding Body: Laser UCAS Tariff: 45 Funding: Eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan

On this course you’ll develop your knowledge in a range of health science disciplines that will prepare you for entry into higher education.

As well learning about areas such as anatomy and biology, genetics, human physiology and chemistry, psychology you will also be provided with the ideal opportunity to improve your general academic skills.


Entry requirements

You must have GCSE English and maths Grade C or above.

What's next?

This course is preparation for entry onto most health-related degree programmes at universities across the country.

This course is a recognised entry qualification to higher education into many roles allied to medicine, such as nursing, midwifery, paramedic practice, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, and operating department practice.

The progression rate to university is very high with the majority of students securing their first choice.

  • Two specialised laboratories - chemistry and microbiology
  • Online access to course documents, resources and study support through the MET’s virtual learning environment
  • Library and computing facilities
  • Access to the MET’s student services, including career advice and additional learning support
  • A travel agency and a hair and beauty salon, both open to the public

Course units

• Cells

• Genetics, Pathogens and Immunity

• Body Movement

• Digestion and Excretion

• Body System Coordination

• Understanding Epidemiology

• Understanding Human Health and Disease

• Chemistry for Biology

• Biochemistry

• Enzymes

• The Effects of Stress

• Applied Stress Management

• Extended Independent Academic Study (Science)

• Maths for the Natural Sciences

• A range of academic/study skill units

Course aims

This access course also prepares you for higher education by increasing self confidence in your learning ability as well as developing the necessary academic skills such as essay writing and research skills.

The specialist subjects will provide you with a sound knowledge of biology and chemistry that will prepare you for the first year of any health related degree course.

In addition to your core subjects, you will also have the opportunity to choose a topic for study to produce an independent research project.


What's next?

Preparation for entry onto most health-related degree programmes at universities across the country.

This course is a recognised entry qualification to higher education into many roles allied to medicine, such as nursing, midwifery, paramedic practice, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, and operating department practice.

The progression rate to university is very high with the majority of students securing their first choice.

What's next?

Course fees

The course fees are £3384

You may be eligible for free tuition or financial support. Find out more.


Course fees
  • alumni Views Alice Williams Access to Higher Education Diploma - Health and Health Sciences Level 3

    “GBMet offered me a free pre-Access course which enabled me to develop my study skills. I was delighted to be offered a place at Brighton University where I successfully completed the 3 year degree. After university, I secured my dream job in nursing and am now training to become a gynaecologist.”

  • student Views Toni-Marie Peach Health & Health Sciences

    “Doing an Access Course is like being on a 10 looped roller coaster....it makes you want to cry but in the end you're are so glad you've done it!”

  • student Views Annette Mably Health & Health Sciences

    “With the support from my personal tutor, my lecturers and my sheer determination I managed to juggle it all smoothly and earn the grades I needed to follow my dream.”

  • student Views Rosie May Collof Watson Health & Health Sciences

    “The support we received was lifesaving. Phil, our tutor, could not have gone more out of his way to help us.”

  • student Views Uma Neupane Health & Health Sciences

    “My achievement is based on the tutors broad experience and dedication of teaching methods and illustrations through numerous practical lessons which contribute to understanding.”

  • student Views Julia Maciel Health & Health Sciences

    “Going back to study at 33 yrs old was the best decision I have ever made!”

  • student Views Sabina Jones Health & Health Sciences

    “With the excellent support of teachers and students it becomes one of the most rewarding experiences and will get you to where you want to be.”

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Potential
Careers

Potential Careers

Nurse

Typical Tasks:

  • Assists medical doctors and works with other healthcare professionals to deal with emergencies and pre-planned treatment of patients.
  • Manages own case load.
  • Monitors patients' progress, administers drugs and medicines, applies surgical dressings and gives other forms of treatment.
  • Participates in the preparation for physical and psychological treatment of mentally ill patients.
  • Plans duty rotas and organises and directs the work and training of ward and theatre nursing staff.
  • Advises on nursing care, disease prevention, nutrition, etc. and liaises with hospital board/ management on issues concerning nursing policy.
  • Plans, manages, provides and evaluates nursing care services for patients, supervises the implementation of nursing care plans.
  • Delivers lectures and other forms of formal training relating to nursing practice.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

Available opportunities -0.3% Rise in employment is expected by 2020 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £23,595

AVERAGE £32,390

POTENTIAL £43,856

Desired Skills:
  • Active Listening
  • Speaking
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Critical Thinking
  • Monitoring
  • Writing
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Mathematics

Midwife

Typical Tasks:

  • Monitors condition and progress of patient and baby throughout pregnancy.
  • Delivers babies in normal births and assists doctors with difficult deliveries.
  • Monitors recovery of mother in postnatal period and supervises the nursing of premature and other babies requiring special attention.
  • Advises on baby care, exercise, diet and family planning issues.
  • Supervises more junior staff and directs the work of the midwifery unit.
  • Plans and manages midwifery care services.
  • Delivers lectures and other forms of training in midwifery practice.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

Available opportunities -1.1% Rise in employment is expected by 2020 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £24,278

AVERAGE £35,100

POTENTIAL £47,268

Desired Skills:
  • Active Listening
  • Science
  • Speaking
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Critical Thinking
  • Monitoring
  • Writing
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Mathematics

Paramedic

Typical Tasks:

  • Drives ambulance or accompanies driver to respond to calls for assistance at accidents, emergencies and other incidents.
  • Assesses the nature of injuries, provides first aid treatment and ascertains appropriate method of conveying patient.
  • Resuscitates and/or stabilises patient using relevant techniques, equipment and drugs.
  • Transports and accompanies patients who either require or potentially require skilled treatment whilst travelling.
  • Briefs other medical staff when handing over the patient, and completes patient report forms describing the patient.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

Available opportunities 6.4% Rise in employment is expected by 2020 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £24,804

AVERAGE £33,092

POTENTIAL £44,499

Desired Skills:
  • Active Listening
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Speaking
  • Critical Thinking
  • Monitoring
  • Writing
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Mathematics

Nursing auxiliary or assistant

Typical Tasks:

  • Performs basic clinical tasks such as taking patient's temperature and pulse, weighing and measuring, performing urine tests and extracting blood sampled.
  • Prepares patient for examination and treatment.
  • Distributes and serves food, assists patients in feeding and prepares snacks and hot drinks.
  • Assists patients in washing, dressing, toiletry activities and general mobility.
  • Changes bed linen, makes beds and tidies wards.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

Available opportunities 0.2% Rise in employment is expected by 2020 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £14,996

AVERAGE £19,325

POTENTIAL £26,988

Desired Skills:
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Speaking
  • Critical Thinking
  • Writing
  • Monitoring
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
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