Course Code: DP2MHHS1 / 19DA11Z
Information on course fees
If you are aged 16 - 18:
If you are over 18, fees may apply:
Introduction to the course
The OCNLR Bridging Skills for Higher Education course is designed to help people who wish to pursue a career in nursing, but do not have the entry requirements for either the Access to HE course, or the university degree of their choice.
This means that the course is suitable for 3 groups of people:
1: Those with an Access or Level 3 qualification, with grades lower than those required by universities.
2: Those who may have relevant English and maths qualifications, but their interview and written test have indicated a need to develop their research and written skills further.
3: Those who do not have the necessary English and maths qualifications, but have been assessed as having Level 3 writing and comprehension skills.
The course is made up of 5 units. Applicants without English and Maths GCSEs at Grades A* - C, can also enrol in GCSE or Functional Skills, which run alongside their main qualification.
The Bridging course lasts for 18 weeks (September – February or February – June).
GCSE or Functional skills classes in English and Maths run for the whole year.
Your study programme will consist of five mandatory units covering the skills that you will need for study at a higher level. These are:
- Extended academic essay and report writing skills
- Essential skills for academic study
- Extended project skills
- Finding and reading information skills
- Understanding opportunities in Higher Education.
What do I need?
You need to be assessed as able to work effectively at Level 3. This is assessed via a 1:1 interview and a free writing test. If you have English, maths and Level 3 qualifications, you need to provide certificated evidence of your achievements.
To support your studies, you need to be able to use word processing and presentation software, have access to a computer, printer and internet connection at home, and be able to research, upload and store information electronically.
How is the course taught?
Class work is made up of discussions, group work, online activities and practical work. All subjects require independent study, research and practice outside college hours. Requirements for English and maths will be set by those subject tutors.
How will I be assessed?
The course units are assessed against set criteria by the subject tutor and awarded a pass, merit or distinction grade, depending on how well the work meets the criteria and grading descriptors. Each assessed unit is internally moderated by another tutor on the team, to ensure that marking is accurate and fair. Your coursework portfolio of assignments is externally moderated by OCN representatives, who check that the course has been assessed correctly and that all requirements for the awarding of the certificate have been met.
What does it lead to?
This course leads to university study or further study on a Level 3 programme.
Evidence of Level 3 achievement is welcomed by employers, but the premise of this course is that graduates will apply either to join an Access course, or apply for a university place via UCAS.
|Location||Start Date - End Date - Study Mode|
|Enfield Centre||2 Sep 2019 - 3 Jul 2020 - Daytime|
- Last Updated: 23 August 2019
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