Access to HE Health Professionals FT

An Access diploma is a nationally recognised alternative to A Levels and GCSEs for entry to British Universities and Colleges of Higher Education. The course offers excellent preparation for studying at a higher level and can increase your chances of future success.

At Halesowen College our Access programme is specifically linked to Birmingham City University, Newman University and Wolverhampton University. However, as part of the Open College Network, the qualification is recognised nationally, leaving you free to apply to the University of your choice. Even if you were to decide against progressing to higher education, we believe that you would find the course to be of great personal benefit.

This is an exciting course that will introduce you to health theory and practice for a range of health and social care settings. The teaching team are passionate about all health and aim to provide you with a brilliant experience. You will be encouraged to think deeply, unpick your own ideas of society and health and to work collaboratively with your peers to enhance learning.

Which units will be studied?

  • Roles and Responsibilities of Health Care Professionals
  • Communication in Heath Care
  • Approaches to Health
  • Inequalities in health and illness
  • Health Promotion
  • Equality and Diversity

For more information about the course, contact Gloria Manhera ().

How will I be assessed?


  • Reports
  • Podcasts
  • Seminars
  • Presentations

We aim to vary the way in which we assess you so we can accommodate all learning styles, to prepare all for their degree programmes and later employment.

What do I need?

You require a GCSE grade C in English Language

Where can it take me?

The Health Diploma Access to HE course is extremely useful. We have had learners progress into a range of courses, for example:

  • BSc (Hons) Diagnostic Radiography
  • BSc (Hons) Midwifery
  • BSc (Hons) Nursing - Adult
  • BSc (Hons) Nursing - Child
  • BSc (Hons) Nursing - Learning Disability
  • BSc (Hons) Nursing - Mental Health
  • DipHE Operating Department Practice
  • BSc (Hons) Paramedic Science
  • BSc (Hons) Public Health

Additional information

1 Year Programme

Start date September 2019

You will need to bring a smile, pens, notebook, enthusiasm, eagerness to learn, and documentation to complete your DBS in case you are looking at volunteering whilst studying with us. (Information of this can be found on the Disclosure & Barring Service official Government website)

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