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The course aims to prepare you for entry onto the Access to Higher Education Diploma programme at York College. The course aims to provide the underpinning knowledge and skills needed to progress on to an Access at the college. Whilst you are welcome to apply direct for this programme, the majority of students will be identified at their interview for an Access Diploma.

Entry Requirements

No formal entry requirements, though you will need to be assessed at Level 1 in Maths and English in order to start the programme.

Please visit the Access Courses page for more information regarding entry requirements.

What You'll Need

In addition, you must show the motivation, commitment and life skills to cope with the requirements of the course. At the interview stage you will be required to demonstrate a strong interest in; and vocation for, a Higher Education course. You must also show the ability to work towards entry to Higher Education courses.

Any student under the age of 19 must contact Student Services to discuss alternative options available at York College, and whether or not you have a case, which may make you an exception.

Duration and Attendance

The course is full-time over an academic year. Attendance in College is for three days per week plus an additional 10 to 15 hours’ personal self-guided study.

What You'll Do

The Diploma is taught as part of a combined course with other Health and Social Care Access courses. In September, this course is in three parts and you will:

  • Have tutorials, seminars and academic skills sessions and complete Academic Writing, Study Skills and Further Study Skills units.
  • Study 27 credits of Human Physiology.
  • Study 18 credits of Professional Healthcare Practice.

The course is divided into units of assessment. Each unit is broken down into learning hours and most of the units are worth three to six credits (one credit equals 10 learning hours).

To achieve the Diploma, you must achieve 60 credits, all credits are at level three (equivalent to A Level standard).

The programme delivery method includes lectures and seminars and a good level of student participation is expected. You will be expected to make presentations on a regular basis throughout the course to develop your presentation skills.

In January, the Diploma is taught as part of a combined course with Primary Teaching. This course is in three parts and you will:

  • Have tutorials, seminars and academic skills sessions for three hours per week and complete Academic Writing and Work Experience units.
  • Study two subjects for the whole year, Biology and Sociology.

Please note that individual modules are subject to change.

The programme delivery method includes seminars, lectures and workshops.

Exams and Assessments

Assessment may take the form of reports, assignments, controlled tests, logbooks and presentations as well as two compulsory exams in June. Assessment will take place both during and at the end of each unit as appropriate. Units will be awarded as distinction, merit or pass.

At the end of the course you will be given a transcript listing all of the units and grades awarded: there is no overall grade.

Universities will specify the grades they expect you to achieve in various units as part of any offer they may make.

Qualifications

You will complete some of the qualifications listed below depending on what is best for your chosen progression route:

a) Ascentis Level 2 Certificate in Health and Social Care
b) Ascentis Level 2 Extended Certificate in Health and Social Care
c) Functional Skills Level 2 English
d) Functional Skills Level 2 Maths

How you can progress

Students will be eligible to apply to a range of degree courses including Dental Nursing, Social Care, Children Young People and Families and Youth Support.

Recent students have progressed to Teesside University, Southampton University and Bradford University.

How to Apply

You must apply online or complete a full-time application form, available from the Infozone (call 01904 770770) or on the website, then attend an interview. Applications will continue to be taken until 3 weeks after the course has started.

Course Fees

Certificate - £285

Extended Certificate - £735

Pre Access English and Maths - Free

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this course or any aspects of studying at York College please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (01904) 770770.

Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in this webpage, the content is subject to change where necessary.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this course or any aspects of studying at York College please email info@yorkcollege.ac.uk or call (01904) 770770.

Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in this webpage, the content is subject to change where necessary.

 

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