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Wirral Metropolitan College

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Access to Higher Education - Health (Part-time) Attendance Part-time Evening Duration 1 Year Level This is a Level 3 course Times Starting 14 Apr 2010: Conway Park: Wed 16:00-21:00 It is planned to offer this course in the academic year 201011. The timetable and fees will be confirmed nearer the time. How to ApplyEnrol Application Form to be returned to Learner Services Course Outline If you are 19 or over and do not have traditional A Level qualifications for entry to a Degree or Diploma in health related areas such as nursing, midwifery and paramedic science. Successful completion of this course will equip you with a qualification required for you to progress. Please note that this course runs for over four terms and runs from April 2010 until July 2011. Profile This course is designed for those wishing to pursue a career in the healthcare professions. You will study three subjects, which are Health Science, Sociology of Health and Health StudiesPsychology. Health Science includes units in Pathogens & Disease Diet & Digestion and Organisation of the Body. As a part of Sociology of Health, you will study Health Policy and Care in the Community. Within Health Studies Psychology you will cover topics such as Health Ethics Health Promotion and Stress. In addition, there is a compulsory Core Skills module, which includes Study Skills, Career Planning, Information Technology and Application of Number. Alongside the compulsory elements of the course you will have the opportunity to obtain certificates in skills such as First Aid and Person Handling. Credits are awarded for the Access course modules. 60 credits are available: 15 for each of three subjects and 21 for Core Skills. To achieve the Access Certificate, you must gain 60 credits, with a minimum of 45 credits at Level Three. Before starting the course, you will take assessments in Maths and English to make sure you are working at the required level. Additional Information Additional requirements for specific courses You should be aware that to meet the entry requirements for specific courses at University, you may need particular qualifications in addition to the Access Certificate. For example, several courses (including Midwifery) require GCSE Maths at grade C or above. If you intend to become a teacher, you will need GCSE (grade C or above) in Maths, English and a Science subject. You are strongly advised to check the entry requirements for your intended degree course as soon as possible. When you attend your Access interview, you will be given the opportunity to discuss how any additional requirements could be met. Please note: You should be at least 19 years of age by 1 September of the year you wish to start an Access course. If you are under 19, you will have to pay the full (unsubsidised) cost of the course as LSC funding is not available for those under 19 on an Access course. Please note that the interview and assessment process will last approximately 1 hour. Useful websites: UCAS NHS Funding LSC Remission Available Qualifications Offered (in next Class) Access HE (Health) - Fender Main Qual (This is a full Level-3 qualification) Funding Stream: 22 - Learner Responsive Fees: Tuition: ?275.00, Registration: ?100.00 Please Note: These are current course fees. Later courses may be charged at a different rate. Fees quoted are on an individual student basis only. Opportunities Progression to university to study a wide range of courses. For Health, these include Health-related courses such as Nursing, Midwifery, Paramedics and Occupational Therapy. Entry Requirement You should be able to provide evidence of academic achievement at level 2, which is equivalent to GCSEs. Suitable evidence would be proof of successful completion of a Pre-Access course. By successful completion you would need to have: Achieved at least a Merit in any subject relevant to the Access Health Pathway (e.g. Science in Medicine and Anatomy & Physiology) Achieved the OCN GCSE English Language

Access to Higher Education - Health (Part-time) Attendance Part-time Evening Duration 1 Year Level This is a Level 3 course Times Starting 14 Apr 2010: Conway Park: Wed 16:00-21:00 It is planned to offer this course in the academic year 201011. The timetable and fees will be confirmed nearer the time. How to ApplyEnrol Application Form to be returned to Learner Services Course Outline If you are...

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