If you are aged 19+ and are interested in a career working with families, children and young people, the elderly or vulnerable people, this course could be the one for you.
The course is made up of various modules designed to prepare you for the demands of higher level study.
Subjects covered will include, for example:
- Inequalities in health and social care
- Early social development
- Changing nature of health and social care
- Mental health and well being
You can expect support from a personal tutor, and to undertake a unit of Study Skills to further support you with your academic skills development.
The Introduction to Access course will focus on developing study skills such as academic writing, researching, paraphrasing and referencing to help you to progress onto the Access course. There will be a focus on developing IT skills necessary to access and use the college systems and to complete assignments. You will be introduced to the subjects that you will study on the Access course, so that you can make an informed decision at the end of the four weeks on which Access course is the correct course for your future plans. Progression onto the Access course is subject to successful completion of the four-week introductory course.
111 Canal Street
Start: Monday 9th September 2024
Start in 2024
Course code: C028556 / Q028557
CAVA Access to HE Diploma
You must be aged 19 or over to apply for this course.
As the majority of our Access students are returning to learning as adults, we consider a range of experience when accepting students onto an Access programme. All students will be assessed to see what level they are learning at, particularly the level of English and maths skills, as these will be key to success whilst on a programme at Nottingham College. Your experience and level of study will be assessed at interview and this will determine your offer of a place at College.
You’ll need 5 GCSEs at grades 9–4 (A*–C), including English Language and Maths – both of these must be grades 9–4 (A*–C), or a relevant Level 2 vocational qualification with English and Maths GCSE grades 9–4 (A*–C). Level 2 Functional Skills Maths may be used as an equivalent for GCSE maths. If you have GCSE Maths and Functional Skills Level 2 in English you may undertake an initial assessment to determine your level of English.
It is not possible to study both GCSE English and Maths on this course.
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A range of internal assessment methods are used including written assignments, presentations, exams and reports.
You could progress to employment or higher education, with a view to a career in health promotion, youth work, housing or the probation service.
You can apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to help with the costs of your Access to HE course. Loan eligibility does not depend on your income and there are no credit checks.
If you progress on to degree level study and complete a full degree, Student Finance England will ‘write off’ any outstanding Advanced Learner Loan balances you owe. This means you do not have to repay it.
Subject to eligibility you may be able to study this course for free, funded through the Adult Education Budget. Upon receipt of your application, we will assess your eligibility and advise you of your next steps.
Please note: Course funding information is accurate as of 22/02/2023 and is subject to change.
If you are an EU/EEA or Swiss National, please visit our EU Settled Status scheme page for more information.