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Health & Social Care Access to Higher Education

Health care professionals, from all specialisms are considered to have the strength, compassion and skills to care the sick or for people suffering from mental health related illnesses. Nurses and other care professionals come from all walks of life and there has always been a great deal of demand for them. This course will include studies in Anatomy and Physiology, Professional Healthcare Practice and Healthcare Communication in addition to Study Techniques and Academic Writing. You will also have the opportunity to study Mathematics and English at GCSE level if not already achieved at grade C or higher.

Course Info

Level 3 - Advanced
Subject Area
Health & Social Care
Course Type
Access to HE
James Watt Campus,
Matthew Boulton Campus,
Stourbridge Campus,
Sutton Coldfield Campus
Next Start Date
Course Length
31 weeks

Entry Requirements

You will need to be working at level 2 English and maths and demonstrate your commitment to the course. It is also advisable for students to undertake work experience in a health- related work environment prior to commencing study. For extended day delivery you must already have GCSE maths or English grade C/4 or above. Applicants need to be 19 years old or over.

Delivery and Assessment

This course is assessed by a combination of coursework and examinations. Coursework may involve essays, presentations, reports/discussions and/or portfolios of evidence.


Most students progress to degrees in health-related professions including Nursing, Podiatry, Radiology and Midwifery.

Career Opportunities

  • Nurses
  • Midwives
  • Physiotherapists
  • Dieticians
  • Parent Partnerships Workers
  • Inclusion Support Workers
  • School or Nursery Managers