Level 3 Diploma Access to Higher Education – Health Professionals

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Delivery Method

Breakdown of Hours

This course is delivered flexibly online through independent self-study. You will also have regular one-to-one sessions with your assessor, arranged at a time and date to suit you. You will also communicate through Teams, emails and phone appointments to keep you on track to achieve your qualification.

Course Length

10- 12 Months.

  • Course Overview

    Are you an adult with a passion for healthcare, but lacking the traditional qualifications like A-Levels to pursue your dreams? The Level 3 Diploma Access to Higher Education – Health Professionals course is designed to open doors to Higher Education, empowering you to dive into a world of healthcare possibilities. To give you the maximum choice of healthcare degrees at university, you’ll learn about important aspects of many healthcare-related careers.

    We understand that to give you the broadest range of healthcare degree options at university, you need a solid foundation in various healthcare-related fields. That’s why we’ve carefully curated an engaging curriculum that covers essential aspects of multiple healthcare careers, ensuring you’re well-equipped for success.

    Here’s a glimpse of what awaits you on this transformative journey:

    • Multidisciplinary Approach to Healthcare: Embrace a holistic approach as you explore the fascinating world of healthcare from different angles. Learn how diverse healthcare professionals collaborate, combining their expertise to deliver outstanding patient care.
    • Anatomy: Unveil the intricate wonders of the human body through an immersive study of anatomy. Delve into the complex systems that sustain our existence, expanding your understanding of how the body functions and interconnects.
    • Organisation and function of the Muscular-Skeletal System: Unleash your curiosity and explore the organisation and functions of the muscular-skeletal system. Gain valuable insights into how this essential framework supports the body and the treatments used to maintain its optimal health.
    • Treatments Used to Support People with Psychological Disorders: Understand the treatments employed to support individuals with psychological disorders. Acquire a profound appreciation for the complexities of mental health and explore treatments that promote well-being and recovery.

    The programme is also designed to support developing your academic abilities and develop your confidence to research independently and write assignments.

    As you embark on this intensive course, be ready to immerse yourself in a rewarding academic journey. It will require dedication, commitment, and time for research and assignments. Don’t worry, though—we’ve got your back! Our expert educators will provide one-on-one support to guide you every step of the way, ensuring you successfully complete the course and reach your goals.

    Moreover, we understand that pursuing a degree can be overwhelming, especially when it comes to navigating the UCAS application process. That’s why we offer specialised guidance to help you complete a successful UCAS application, ensuring that your unique talents and experiences shine through, and giving you the best chance at securing a place at your desired university.

    So, if you’re ready to embrace the world of healthcare, empower yourself with knowledge, and embark on a fulfilling career path, the Level 3 Diploma Access to Higher Education – Health Professionals course is your gateway to success. Don’t miss this opportunity to unlock your potential and join a vibrant community of like-minded individuals passionate about making a difference in the world of healthcare.

    Apply now and take the first step towards a remarkable future!

  • Who is this course for?

    This course is for individuals who have always thought about becoming a healthcare professional, but life simply got in the way, or Health Professional has recently appealed to them as a career option, but they don’t have the desired qualifications, they can still make this career switch with LLCs Level 3 Diploma Access to Higher Education - Health Professionals.

  • Course Benefits
    • 100% Online Delivery: This course is delivered entirely online, allowing you to study from the comfort of your own home or anywhere with an internet connection.
    • Flexibility and Convenience: Enjoy the flexibility of studying at your own pace and convenience, fitting your learning around your busy schedule and personal commitments.
    • Personal Tutor Support: Benefit from the guidance and support of a dedicated personal tutor who will be there to assist you throughout your studies, keeping you motivated and on track.
    • Smooth Transition to Higher Education: Receive personalised assistance to smoothly transition into Higher Education, equipping you with the skills and knowledge necessary to excel at university.
    • Equivalent to Three A Levels: Achieve a qualification that holds the same value as three A Levels, showcasing your academic capabilities and enhancing your university application.
    • Meet University Admission Criteria: Effectively fulfil university admission criteria, giving you a competitive advantage when applying to your preferred healthcare degree programmes.
    • Nationally Recognised Qualification: Attain a nationally recognised qualification that opens doors to a wide range of career opportunities in this crucial industry, ensuring you stand out among job applicants.

    Embark on a transformative journey towards a rewarding healthcare career with the Access to Health Professionals course. Experience the convenience of online learning, receive personalised support, and earn a respected qualification that paves the way for a successful future in this vital field.

  • Entry Requirements
    • Level 2 Functional Skills English, Level 1 Functional Skills Maths or GCSE in Maths and English (or equivalent) at grade C/4 or above or be working towards them alongside studying your Access to Higher Education Diploma.
    • GCSE Biology or Science at grade A*-C/9-4 if you are wanting to study Health Professionals, or be working towards this alongside studying your Access to Higher Education Diploma.
    • A good level of ICT skills (most assignments will need to be typewritten and you will be learning online).
  • Assessment Methods

    Assessment requirements - A range of assessment methodologies are used, including academic reports, essays, case study analysis, illustrated mind maps, illustrated reports, worksheets, journal articles, portfolios, academic posters, presentations (video and audio recordings), revision guides, series of questions, academic writing skills tasks

    To achieve the Access to HE Diploma (Health Professionals) learners must achieve:

    • 45 credits which must be graded, academic subject content at Level 3 only,
    • 15 credits which must be either at Level 2 or Level 3 ungraded.

    As part of our approval process with the awarding organisation (AIM Qualifications and Assessment Group), the rules of combination for each diploma have been checked and agreed. This is to ensure that the units that appear in your programme provide you with the correct combination of graded and ungraded units and enable you to achieve the 60 credits required for the full diploma.

    Ungraded units

    The focus of these units is to develop the study skills you are going to need to help you to complete your Access programme, as well as skills that you need to develop in preparation for study at university. These are completed predominantly at the beginning of your programme. There are no grades applied to these units – you will therefore either Pass or Refer.

    Some of the ungraded units included in your Diploma are subject related to enable you to develop your academic writing skills before you progress to the graded units.

    Graded units

    These are subject-specific units and each will attract either 3 or 6 credits. On the first page of the study materials for these units, it will state that the unit is graded and how many credits it is worth. These units are graded as either Pass, Merit or Distinction. The grade descriptors that are used for marking purposes can also be found on this page. You will therefore be able to see what you need to do in order to achieve a Merit or Distinction grade. Should your preferred university require you to achieve a certain number of credits at Merit or Distinction, it is these units where you need to focus your attention on achieving the higher grades required.

  • Qualifications

    Access to HE Level 3 Diploma (Health Professionals) course, AIM Qualifications and Assessment Group.

  • Career Opportunities and Further Study

    The professional opportunities you can work towards once you’ve completed this Access to Higher Education Diploma (Health Professionals) are extensive to say the least.

    Throughout the online healthcare course, you’ll have gained detailed insight into many areas of healthcare. This will enable you to make an informed decision on your degree and subsequent career path upon completion.

    Depending on your interests, and the acceptance of Access to Higher Education Diplomas as part of the entry requirements, you could study degrees in:

    • Occupational Therapy
    • Physiotherapy
    • Nursing
    • Counselling or Psychotherapy

    Please note, this is not an exhaustive list of degree options and the ones listed are subject to change. Entry requirements for the same course can vary between universities.

    Further Qualifications and Prospects

    No matter which degree you choose, your options for career progression and specialisation will be ongoing. All healthcare professions require you to complete mandatory CPD healthcare training courses each year to stay up to date with the latest developments. Plus, they can help you align yourself with specialist areas of practice.

    There will be online healthcare courses and practical training opportunities to enable you to become a specialist or senior healthcare professional in your field.

    You could study:

    • Dental Practice Administration
    • Understanding Mental Health
    • Clinical Nutrition
    • Grief and Bereavement Counselling
    • Eating Disorders
    • Drug, Solvent and Alcohol Misuse Counselling
    • Caring for Older People
    • Caring for People with Learning Disabilities
    • Understanding the Principles of Dementia Care
    • End of Life Care

    There will also be opportunities to take on additional responsibilities and move into management roles, such as:

    • Ward Manager
    • Team Leader
    • Dental Practice Manager

    Postgraduate qualifications are also a great way to access advanced roles and even move into teaching, lecturing, or researching in your area of healthcare.

  • Location

    This course is delivered Online.

    Online Learning is a way of accessing qualifications and courses, fully supported by a personal tutor but without attending lessons in a classroom setting. This means you can complete your studies in the comfort of your own home, giving you the opportunity to recap on your studies as often as you need to.

    Learners work through an online platform to study and complete their course work which is then marked and graded.

    You will meet with your pastoral tutor to give you support and complete an individual action plan. Your tutor will give you advice about time management to support you with your career goals.

  • Price and Funding

    Price £3,384.00

    This course is funded through the Advanced Learning Loan, subject to eligibility criteria. Visit the Government Website for more information: https://www.gov.uk/advanced-learner-loan

    Alternatively, you can self-fund. Payments in instalments are available.

    You will be advised regarding your eligibility by an LLC Recruitment Advisor.

    Your loan will be written off by the Student Loans Company when you achieve your degree.

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