Accredited by Open College Network South East England (trading as Laser Learning Awards). OCN South East is an awarding body approved by The Quality Assurance Agency (QAA), the UK's accreditation body for higher education.
This is an intensive yet rewarding course which is intended to provide a qualification equivalent to three A-levels, recognised by universities as sufficient for entry to healthcare-related degree courses such as midwifery, nursing, paramedic science, psychology and physiotherapy.
Throughout the course, you will delve into an array of units that can prepare you for the healthcare career you want to work towards. From cell biology and human reproduction to mental health and understanding dementia. With a broad scope, you can use this knowledge to progress into a specified area of healthcare study.
You will also be developing a wide range of academic study skills on the course, from essay writing to using ICT, leading you towards the Independent Academic Study unit, where you will have the chance to experience what producing a dissertation will be like, once you move onto university.
Cells, tissues and organs
Digestion and the liver
Homeostasis for healthcare
The musculoskeletal system for healthcare
Blood, circulation and gaseous exchange
Disease and body defence
Independent Academic Study (Professional Studies)
Giving a presentation to an audience
Skills for study: Essay writing
Skills for study: Research
Skills for study: Writing
Developing professional practice in healthcare
Understanding health and wellbeing
Understanding health promotion and health education
Understanding mental health
Introduction to psychology
Psychology and mental health
Applied Stress Management
Psychology of Early Socialisation
Introduction to Sociology
Social Research Methods
The sociology of family
The sociology of health
Fundamentals of chemistry
Drugs and food additives
You must be at least 18 years old (17 years old if study 100% online).
You must have a Level 2 in Maths and English (GCSE at grade 4/C or above).
If your first language is not English you will need an IELTS score of 5.5 or higher.
This programme is available in the following formats:
100% online - weekly timetabled lessons with lecturers based in the UK & Ireland.
On-campus at our learning centres in England.
Hybrid - combination of online and on-campus studies at our learning centres in England.
Full-time Intensive: 6 months
Full-time Standard: 9 months
Part-time: 18-24 months
Hybrid: 3 months online + 3-6 months in the UK (Reading or Southampton)
100% Online: GBP £2400
100% in the UK: GBP £6000 (6 months), GBP £7500 (9 months)
Hybrid: GBP £5000
Upon successful completion of the Access to Higher Education Diploma, you will acquire a comprehensive understanding of the healthcare field, making you eligible to pursue various health related undergraduate courses. Following your selection and accomplishment of the chosen degree programme, you will be fully prepared to embark upon your desired professional path. Numerous graduates in healthcare often find employment opportunities within the NHS or in private practice. Careers open to health graduates include:
Exercise Science and Rehabilitation,
Operating Department Practitioner,
Speech and Language Therapy.
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eGraduate College, UK
Egraduate College is an online college of further education and training. We provide online courses in business studies, computing, esports & creative computing, healthcare and medicine. These courses lead to internationally recognised qualifications awarded by UK Awarding Organisations.
We are accredited by Open College Network South East Region (trading as Laser Learning Awards).
At Egraduate College, we are dedicated to making higher education more accessible and affordable for students worldwide. Our purpose is to provide high-quality, online courses that offer significant cost savings in comparison to traditional college pathways. We strive to ensure that our courses are not only economical but also transferable to a variety of degree programmes at universities in the UK and abroad.