Access to Higher Education Diploma (Health) - Evening

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Qualification type: Diploma
Level: Level 3
Awarding body One Award
Academic year: 2018/2019
Start date 3rd September 2018; days TBC at interview
Duration 35 weeks
Location: Darlington College
Attendance: Part time

Course overview

The Access to HE Diploma (Health) is a nationally recognised qualification with common requirements relating to the description of student achievement.

The course is a credit-based, graded qualification and requirements relate to both the award of credit and to the award of grades.

In order to obtain the full Access Diploma you will need to obtain 15 credits at level 2; these credits are obtained from common core units. In addition you will need to obtain 45 credits at level 3 from health units.

This course is run over 2 evenings a week (days to be confirmed at interview) from September 2018.

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Entry requirements

GCSE English and maths at grade C or above. Equivalents are not acceptable.  On the day of interview you will undertake maths and English assessments to assess your eligibility for the programme.  You must be 19 years or older to start this course.

How to enquire/apply

To apply for this course please click the apply button and complete the online application form. If you have any queries with regards to your application or would like further information and support please contact us on 01325 503030.

Studying and learning

Common core units

  • IT
  • Study skills

Health units

  • Human biology
  • Health promotion
  • Humans against disease
  • Professional practice
  • Psychology
How will I be assessed

You will be assessed through a wide range of assessments, this includes written assignments such as essays and reports, presentations, tests, group work and activities.

Information, advice and support

Darlington College offers a wide range of support including careers guidance, financial assistance, additional learning support, childcare and many more. For more information on any aspect of student support contact the Student Services Team on 01325 503030 and they will direct your call to the appropriate college support team.

Fees and funding

This course qualifies for an Advanced Learning Loan. Full details on the You may also wish to seek advice from our Student Services team on 01325 503030

Student finance England will write off any Advanced Learning Loan balances you may owe for an Access to H.E course once you have completed a Higher Education course.

Course fees are payable to Darlington College. Registration and membership fees may be payable. All course fees are per year

What if I need support?

Here at the college we have outstanding support. Our support staff are dedicated to providing you with all the help and guidance you may need throughout your college journey.

You might need help and advice on a wide range of issues such as childcare, counselling and additional learning support. For more information on any aspect of student support contact the Course and Information Team, who will direct your call to the appropriate member of the college support team, call: 01325 503030.

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