Start Date:Duration:Level:Study mode:Course location:Course Type:
25/09/20201 Year3Part-Time - DayAshington Main CampusAccess to Higher Education
Study levelCostAdditional fees
19+please enquireYou will need to provide your own stationery / text books.

Progress will be assessed by assignments, research projects, practical assessments and tests.

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.

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

This course is ideal for adults who wish to progress to University to study a health-related degree such as nursing.

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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Medical Practitioners

Medical practitioners diagnose mental and physical injuries, disorders and diseases, prescribe and give treatment, recommend preventative action, and conduct medical education and research activities. They may specialise in particular areas of modern medicine or work in general practice and, where necessary, refer the patient to a specialist.

Medium Salary

£ 61776

10558 people employed as Medical Practitioners in the current year.


Nurses provide general and/or specialised nursing care for the sick, injured and others in need of such care, assist medical doctors with their tasks and work with other healthcare professionals and within teams of healthcare workers. They advise on and teach nursing practice.

Medium Salary

£ 36400

29949 people employed as Nurses in the current year.

Social Workers

Social workers provide information, advice and support to those who are socially excluded or are experiencing crisis; they protect the welfare of vulnerable groups including children, young people, people with disabilities, elderly people and people who are mentally or physically ill, and they may specialise in specific areas of work.

Medium Salary

£ 36088

3287 people employed as Social Workers in the current year.

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