Course Code: DP2MHSK1 / 19DA11A
Information on course fees
If you are aged 16 - 18:
If you are over 18, fees may apply:
Introduction to the course
The objective of the pre-Access courses is to prepare learners for further learning at a higher level, specifically for an Access to Higher Education Diploma or other level 3 Diploma in a related area.
What do I need?
No formal qualifications are required but learners must:
a) 18 years old on 1st September of each academic year.
b) Attend an assessment & interview appointment.
c) Have successfully completed language and numeracy assessments at interview.
d) Be enrolled on either GCSE maths and English or attend the Functional Skills Level 2 maths and English lessons that are part of the course timetables.
How is the course taught?
Two types of course are offered – one Gateway course (Tottenham) and one OCN course (Enfield). Both courses have set mandatory units which must be passed, and a selection of optional units that are chosen to help progression to level 3 courses. The Gateway course offer both a Certificate (basic) qualification and a Diploma (full qualification), and includes a variety of practical as well as academic units. The OCN course is a Diploma qualification only, and focuses more specifically on academic skills.
How will I be assessed?
The qualification will be awarded to learners who successfully achieve an approved combination of units through a Portfolio of Evidence that has been successfully verified and monitored through external Quality Assurance processes. Assessment of individual units utilise a variety of media – essays, reports, presentations, projects, role plays, exams etc.
What does it lead to?
The courses support progression to Access to HE Diplomas including:
- Health and Related Health Professions
- Health and Social Care
- Health Professions
- Health Professions and Social Sciences
- Nursing and Midwifery
- Nursing, Midwifery and Health Studies
- Paramedic studies
- Psychology and Counselling
- Psychology and Sociology
- Psychosocial Studies
- Science and Health Professions
- Social Science
- Social Studies
- Social Work
- Social Work and Related Professions.
Although the primary purpose of this qualification is to progress to a level 3 course, and subsequently to university, many employers welcome the qualification as evidence of levels of skills and ability. Consequently, for learners who prefer to develop their career through apprenticeships and in-house training, this course provides a sound basis for local employment and training opportunities.
|Location||Start Date - End Date - Study Mode|
|Tottenham Centre||2 Sep 2019 - 3 Jul 2020 - Daytime|
- Last Updated: 16 December 2018
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