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Access to HE : Health Care


Awarding Body:

Agored

Sector:

Further Education

Programme Length:

1 year Full Time Graig & Pibwrlwyd; 2 years Part-Time (Evening) Graig or (Day) Pibwrlwyd

Bilingual Delivery:

This course can be studied in English only at present

Programme Description

This course combines the disciplines of maths and sciences, social sciences, writing and presentation skills, required for studying medical courses at university.  If you are interested in nursing, midwifery, geriatric care or a wide range of foundation medical degrees, then this is an excellent pathway.  The full time course involves three days of lectures in college.  Students also have the option of following the part time course, which may suit better: studying two evenings a week, over two years.  The course requires a commitment to attend; an ability and determination to meet deadlines; to be assessed in a variety of ways on fixed dates; and for independent study.  This wide range of topics and associated subject and study skills will help you to meet the deadlines and standards ready for application to university and the higher courses to find the career pathway of your dreams.

All students are expected to have over 92% attendance each term, and failing to commit your time and effort to the course can result in disapplication from the Diploma to a lesser award or withdrawal from the course.  You will have to agree and manage your work hours/family commitments around the full or part time college days and will be asked how you will manage this in interview.  There are advisors who can help with applications for financial or academic support for those students who need it.

Programme Features

Achieving the Access Diploma is not based upon passing examinations and the course is assessed through a variety of assignments, taking the form of essays, presentations, tests and reports

The course benefits from a range of interesting topic areas taught by well qualified, supportive and enthusiastic staff. In addition to these, separate lessons are timetabled to build the skills of communication and numeracy up to the required standard for university entry

Support, guidance and regular feedback provided in personal tutorials to encourage and motivate students who may initially lack confidence in the classroom. Excellent opportunities to progress in the Health Care sector

Progression and Employment

Successful Access students from CSG have gone on to study courses in a number of universities including paramedic training, nursing degrees, maternity nursing, paediatric and geriatric nursing. In the last five years, a number of our learners have started foundation degrees and progressed to full medical science courses. 

Programme Content

There are seven L3 formally assessmed subjects in the Diploma:Anatomy and Physiology; Micro-biology; Chemistry; Extended Project, Sociology and Psychology.  Each will be tested in a combination of ways: written timed tests; online tests; open book assessments; academic posters; presentations, and essays.

In addition, there are three core units that will build up your skills ready for academic study and application in university.  These are mathematics, communication and study skills. 

 

Method of Assessment

All ten subjects will be tested in a combination of ways: written timed tests; online tests; open book assessments; academic posters; presentations, and essays.  There will be times, throughout the year, where there a number of assignment/assessments are due in at the same time.  Exntensions to deadlines are only awarded in exceptional circumstances and approved by the exam board, Agored. 

Entry Requirements

Cs in GCSE English Language, maths and sciences (biology is especially important). 

All applicants must be 19 before the September start for this course.  A mature, committed, dedicated and resilient attitude is essential as it is demanding juggling study, family life and work commitments..

All applicants are subject to a formal interview and basic literacy and numeracy tests.  A minimum of 92% attendance each term is expected from all students.

Applicants without the relevant qualifications, or equivalents, will have to take the SFFS (pre-Access) course and the relevant GCSEs, as required, to ensure they are able to progress on to the suitable pathway. The SFFS is offered part time in the evenings, or full time over three days on Graig campus.

 

Academic Year Delivery Campus Course Length Course Options
2018 - 2019 Full Time Graig Campus 1 Year Enquire Apply
Campus Address Post Code
Ammanford Campus Dyffryn Road,
Ammanford,
Carmarthenshire
SA18 3TA
Gelli Aûr Campus Gelli Aûr,
Llandeilo,
Carmarthenshire
SA32 8NJ
Graig Campus Sandy Road,
Llanelli,
Pwll,
Carmarthenshire
SA14 4DN
Pibwrlwyd Campus Pibwrlwyd,
Carmarthen,
Carmarthenshire
SA31 2NH
Jobswell Campus Jobs Well Road,
Carmarthen,
Carmarthenshire
SA31 3HY