Start Date: Duration: Level: Study mode: Course location: Course Type:
September 1 year 3 Part-Time - Day Ashington Main Campus Access to Higher Education

What’s it all about?

This course is designed is to give adults (19+ years) the opportunity, through achieving the required UCAS points, to progress to Higher Education / degree level courses in health sciences such as nursing and midwifery.

Study level Cost Additional fees
19+ please enquire You will need to provide your own stationery and text books. Access to your own laptop is strongly recommended. As a student at Northumberland College you will have free unlimited use of Office online for Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint along with cloud storage and share point

Over a course of modules progress will be assessed using a range of methods including; assignments, research projects, practical assessments and reports.

Please check with your chosen university for maths and English entry requirements.

English and maths are important for your studies and progress to your chosen career. Ideally, you will have already achieved maths and English grade 4 / C on entry to this programme, if not, or you wish to update your skills, we can support with this.

We run the course over two days, usually class based but with some blended online delivery.

We offer two options:

Day: Tuesday and Wednesday 9.30am - 2.30pm*
Evening: Tuesday and Thursday 4.30pm - 8.30pm*

*Days and times are subject to change and will be confirmed at admissions appointment or enrolment.

Core units (3 credits)

- Study Skills
- Higher Skills in Mathematics
- Select and Use ICT for Access
- Personal development and learning skills

Specialist units (9 credits)

- Professional Practice
- Human Biology
- Contemporary Issues in Health Care
- Psychology
- Social Policy and Welfare

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