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Health & Human Sciences (Physiotherapy) Access to HE Level 3 (L00428-171801)

This course is part of our 2017/2018 curriculum offer.

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Course Overview:

Access courses are designed to enable people aged 19+ to gain a qualification which is accepted by universities as an alternative to A’ Levels. Access courses are delivered over one year as opposed to the two years required for A ‘Levels. An access course is therefore ideal for anyone who left school without formal qualifications, or for people who wish to change career without having to do two years of A’ levels.

You will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to progress on to Higher Education degree courses including physiotherapy, nursing, nutrition, occupational therapy, sports science, sports rehabilitation, podiatry, physiology, radiography and midwifery.

How to Apply - Tutor Approval

Please complete the online Application form and book your interview by clicking Apply Now at the top of this page. If no interview slots are available at the time of your application we will be in touch to arrange an interview date.

To be accepted on the course you must complete the following steps:

  1. Maths and English Assessments: This MUST be done prior to your interview and takes about 1hour, you can come and do this at any time during opening times.
  2. Evidence of skills: You may be required to show evidence of relevant skills either by bringing your certificates or doing an initial assessment task
  3. Interview: The Tutor interview is to ensure that this is the right course for you and that you are fully aware of what is involved in completing the course

On completition of your interview and meeting the other criteria laid out in the application process, successful applicants will be offered a place on to the course.

How to Enrol:

How to Enrol

Entry Requirements:

In order to enrol on this course you will have to complete a successful interview. If you wish to go on to study at degree level, most universities require a GCSE English & maths at Grade C or above. Some universities also require a GCSE in Science. Please check with your preferred university, or discuss with us at interview.

You should be able to read and write English fluently as the course involves written assignments.

Access courses are designed for 19 plus learners.

Maths and English Assessments

Before your tutor interview you are also requested to take an online assessment in Maths and English at the college. This will help us ensure that the course is suitable for you and that you have the right English and maths skills to enjoy the course and succeed.

To help you, have a look at these online resources before you come to college to take the assessment.

Advanced Learner Loans

If this is your first full level 3 course and you are aged 19 to 23 you don’t need to take a loan as this course will be free for you.

If you are aged 19 or over and have previously completed a full level 3, you can apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover all or part of the fee. You may be able to take more than one loan depending on the courses you want to study.

Find out more about the loan

Course Content:

Your course will consist of four main modules and a core module, all of which include communication skill in their content. Potential units are listed below:

Human Sciences
Anatomy
Physiology

Science
Genetics and Applications
Energy and the environment
Patterns in Chemistry

Core
Essay Writing
Finding and reading information
Basic Arithmetic Skills
Writing Standard English

Other units
Food and health
Chemistry:Structure and Properties
Biomechancis
Sports Injuries
The role of the health and Social care professional
The role of the midwife in antenatal care
Psychology units

Assessment Methods:

Your assessment is continuous throughout the year. Assessment will be by essays, written reports, exams, presentations and portfolio. You must keep to deadlines for these assessments, or this may impact on your grade

Additional Information:

Please be aware that this is an intensive & demanding course. There is support available, but you should expect to do a minimum average of 12 to 15 hours of homework per week. Please be aware that this may vary throughout the year, and at some times you may need to spend more time studying than others.

For information on course fees and how to get additional help to pay for them look at our How to Pay for Your Course section.

Bring To First Class:

You should bring along an A4 writing pad as well as a selection of pens. We recommend that you also have a scientific calculator. You need to bring these resources with you to each session unless directed by the tutor.

Attendance:

You attendance is required at each and every session. You are expected to have 100% attendance. If you feel you can’t commit to this expected level of attendance, then you should consider whether this is a suitable course for you. Regular attendance of 100% (apart from exceptional circumstances) is needed to ensure that you are able to cover all of the course content and assessment successfully.

Further Study and Career Opportunities:

You may progress on to Higher Education degree courses including physiotherapy, nursing, nutrition, occupational therapy, sports science, sports rehabilitation, podiatry, physiology, radiography and midwifery

Frequently Asked Questions:

How to Pay for Your Course

Information Advice and Guidance:

If you are looking for assistance on a new career path, course choice or looking for further opportunities then speak to our Information Advice and Guidance team.

 




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