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Course Information: Access to Higher Education Diploma - Health

About this course

This course is for you if you would like to develop your knowledge and understanding of Health related subjects and wish to go on to study at degree level.

Course details

Subjects you will study include Anatomy & Physiology, Health Studies, Psychology relating to health, Study Skills, English and Maths (If you do not already possess a Level 2 in Maths and English) To achieve this qualification you will need 60 credits in total; 45 must be graded units at Level 3 and 15 at Level 2/3 ungraded.

Course requirements

All students will need to take part in an initial assessment and complete a piece of free writing or a vocational assessment. If you meet the entry requirements you will then be offered an interview with a teacher to discuss the course.

If you are 24+ you will also be required to make an appointment to see Student Services.


City Learning Quarter, Old Hall Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 3AU

What are the benefits of this course?

On completion of this course you will be awarded a Level 3 Diploma by the Open College Network of the West Midlands. This will enable you to apply to a university of your choice. During the course, tutors will introduce you to the research, recording, presentation, organisational and management skills essential to study at university.

How will I learn?

You will be taught in fully equipped classrooms using a wide range of teaching tools and techniques. You will have access to a wide range of learning materials through the Student Intranet 'Moodle'. Practical sessions will be carried out in relevant workshops, where applicable.

Our qualified teachers will support and guide you in the classrooms/workshops and through tutorials as they help you to develop the skills and techniques required in industry.

Learning Support is also available for those with learning difficulties/disabilities; please let us know on application if you require this service.

If you need help or advice on other matters such as welfare and finance, please contact Student Services.

How will my progress be monitored and assessed?

You will be monitored and assessed throughout your study. This will be through presentations, timed essays and assignments as well as written examinations.

What qualification will I get?

A Level 3 Access to Higher Education Diploma from Open College Network West Midlands.

What will I be able to do after this course?

This course will equip you with a qualification and the skills required for progression to university and studying at degree level.

Further information

Reception: 01902 558180
Student Services: 01902 551655
Admin: 01902 556727
Minicom: 01902 558176
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