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Access and education Course: HEFC Access to Nursing and Health Care Code: ACC0002F Duration: 30 Weeks Location: Ashington Main Campus Start Date: 14th September 2009 Interview Required: Yes Who is the course for? The Access to Higher Education course has been successfully running for over 25 years helping hundreds of learners achieve a university education and move in to rewarding and successful careers. If you have had a break from education and wish to re-enter full time study, with a view to changing your life. Then this is the course for you. The course prepares people to study health related subjects, such as, Nursing degrees and diplomas, Midwifery, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Operating department practice, Radiography and numerous Health and Social Work and Social Care courses. Do I need any formal qualifications? There are no formal entry requirements, a break from school education and a strong commitment to work hard and make use of this opportunity to learn. What will I study on the course? The course is full time and you will study three subjects in one academic year. You have a number of options depending upon your present qualifications and the requirements for the course you have chosen to study at university. A combination of three of the following subjects can be studied on the Access to Nursing, Health Care and Social Work course English Language, Human Biology, Psychology, Quantitative Methods and Social Welfare. At your pre-course interview you and a HEFC tutor will agree a programme of subjects to study to meet your individual needs and allow you to achieve your goals. How is the course organised? The course is full time and you will study three subjects in one academic year. Each subject requires attendance at the College for one day or evening per subject, a total of three days per week. In addition an average of a further twelve hours per week is required for private study. How will my progress be assessed? The work is marked by your subject tutor and moderated by a specialist at Northumbria University. Some subjects are assessed using continuous assessment, essays, projects and presentations. Other subjects are assessed using coursework, essays, tests and examinations. All subjects are split into two units, you receive marks for unit 1 and this is carried forward to unit 2, giving you continuous feedback on your progress. Throughout the course, your tutors inform you of your marks and grades. In your personal tutorial sessions you and your personal tutor discuss your overall progress. Can I gain any extra qualifications while on the course? The Access course is a very demanding course and for some university courses it is very desirably to have additional experience or qualifications, for example Information Technology, Drug Awareness. Experience of working in your chosen area will be an advantage when applying to university, this could be voluntary work. What final qualification will I get if I am successful? A national Access to HE Diploma (Health, Social Care and Professional Practice), this is awarded by OCNW. In addition to this national qualification you will also receive subject certificates, from Northumbria University for the three subjects you have studied. What can I do after completing this course? The majority of people successfully continue to study in Higher Education, taking degrees Can I receive any financial support whilst I am studying? Financial support is available and depends on the type of qualification you are studying and whether you are a full time or a part time learner. The Education Maintainance Allowance (EMA) scheme enables eligible learners to receive up to ?30 per week for studying at College, as well as bonus payments of ?100. The Adult Learning Grant (ALG) scheme enables eligible learners (aged 19 or over) to receive up to ?30 per week for studying at College. College Learner Support Funds (LSF) are available and can provide financial support for eligible lea

Access and education Course: HEFC Access to Nursing and Health Care Code: ACC0002F Duration: 30 Weeks Location: Ashington Main Campus Start Date: 14th September 2009 Interview Required: Yes Who is the course for? The Access to Higher Education course has been successfully running for over 25 years helping hundreds of learners achieve a university education and move in to rewarding and successful...

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