This exciting and successful programme has been designed to prepare adults for health-related degrees or other advanced courses at university or college. Our Access to Higher Education courses are approved by the Quality Assurance Agency QAA. If you have not studied for some time, this course will develop your confidence and academic skills.
You will study a variety of level 3 modules such as:
Please note, units may be subject to change.
You will be assessed during the course as each unit is taught and completed. A variety of methods will be used such as essays, presentations, research projects and exams.
Learners who achieve this qualification go on to university to study degrees in nursing, midwifery, paramedic science, occupational therapy radiography, physiotherapy and other health related degrees, leading to careers in related disciplines.
Industry links are not applicable to this course.
Universities expect adults who apply for some vocational degrees to have previous relevant paid or voluntary experience. Life and work experience is valuable and applicants need to have spent some time out of school and be mature.
If you do not already have this experience, you will be required to organise relevant experience before you begin the course. For example, if you are aiming for a nursing degree, voluntary experience working within health care would be an advantage. If you require advice about which type of experience would help your university application, ask to speak to our careers advisor or voluntary work co-ordinator, both based in Learner Services.
We have a team of staff dedicated to providing learning support if it is required and a welfare team that are on hand to offer guidance, support and help when needed. For further information on HE student support please visit www.wvr.ac.uk/higher-education/higher-education-student-support
Additionally, eligible students can access a wide range of finance and funding support to help them during their time at college. For further information on HE funding support please visit www.wvr.ac.uk/higher-education/higher-education-funding-support
Apart from the course and examination fees, you will need the usual student stationery such as: pens, paper and files. The purchase of text books is not compulsory - there is a wide selection of books available in the Learning Resource Centre. Should you wish to purchase text books, your subject tutors will recommend suitable books.
You will need a minimum of GCSE English language or maths at grade C or above. Adults who do not have the pre-requisite entry qualifications are welcome to apply.