Who is the course for?
This course is suitable for those who wish to progress to University to study a health related degree such as nursing, midwifery, occupation therapy, physiotherapy, radiography or operating department practice.
You should be aged 19 or over, have had a break from full time learning and gained some experience of work. You will need to be highly organised, able to problem solve and use initiative with effective communication skills. You will be required to participate in a careers interview. Initial assessment and a group discussion before you are eligible to enrol.
Do I need any formal qualifications?
To study on this course, you should have GCSE English Language, GCSE Mathematics or above. You will also be required to undertake an initial assessment in English and Maths and demonstrate Level 2 ability. Please note: should you not have these qualifications, there is a pre-access course you will be able to study to prepare you for a Level 3 access programme.
What will I study on the course?
You will study three principal subjects at Level 3:
- Human physiology
- Professional healthcare practice
- Counselling (Ashington) or Psychology (Berwick)
Plus core skills units in:
- Study skills
- Academic writing