Health & Social Care Access to Higher Education Diploma - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

This very popular course is for applicants who are interested in returning to education but lack confidence because they may not have appropriate qualifications. The Access to HE course is designed to meet learners’ needs by helping to gain new skills and qualifications which can be used to gain a place at university or to enhance career prospects.

All our Access Diplomas are made up of three Level 3 units with graded Academic Subject Content (ASC) and other Level 2 or ungraded Level 3 Academic Preparation Skills units (APS) which offer generic, introductory or personal development skills.

On the Health and Social Care Diploma choose three from the following subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Maths, Psychology or Sociology, and also study core components such as Study Skills and ICT.

Assessment Methods

Students will produce a portfolio of work over the year, and gain credits for assignments. There are exams in some subjects.

Progression Options

Students will receive help and advice with the selection of university and college courses, and with application and interview procedures.

Successful learners can progress onto HE qualifications here at Bridgwater & Taunton College’s University Centre Somerset:

  • Counselling Level 5 Diploma
  • Early Years Foundation Degree
  • Early Years Care & Education BA (Hons) Top-up Degree
  • Health and Social Care Foundation Degree
  • Health and Social Care BA (Hons)

Please note: most university courses require GCSE Maths and/or English. There is opportunity to study both alongside the Access programme, if needed.

Course Summary

Course Title Health & Social Care Access to Higher Education Diploma
Entry Requirements

This course is for students aged 19 and over. There are no formal
qualifications required for entry, but applicants will undergo an initial
assessment and interview to ensure the right skill level, and must also have the
motivation and a willingness to learn!

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I really enjoy studying at Bridgwater & Taunton College. All of my lessons have a friendly atmosphere and my tutors push me to be the best I can be. Studying here has allowed me to gain the qualifications I need to go on to degree level.

Myles Fisher

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