Access to Higher Education Diploma

College Of The Valleys - Coleg y Cymoedd

Program Description

Access to Higher Education Diploma

College Of The Valleys - Coleg y Cymoedd

Access to Higher Education Diploma

This course offers a route into Higher Education for a Health profession. The objective of the course is to provide a supportive & friendly environment to enable you to develop your potential and to prepare you for university study.

Many past students have successfully moved on to gain degrees and other higher awards such as nursing degrees, occupational therapy and midwifery, operating department practice, paramedic diploma and social work.

Entry requirements

No formal academic qualifications are required, but a good standard of literacy and numeracy is essential. You will be invited to attend an interview, and will undertake an assessment in literacy and numeracy, to establish any support required.

You must be committed to developing your ability. You should be aware that the course requires a high level of dedication, as you will be working at level three standard.

What will I study?

You will study Sociology, Psychology, Human Anatomy, Health Studies, Numeracy and Communications. All subject areas and Communications are studied at Level 3; Numeracy is studied at Level 2.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed by continual assessment, essays, projects and oral presentations with some end-of-unit tests. You will also be expected to maintain your course files and all portfolios to the required standards.

Career Opportunities and Progression

After successfully completing of this course, you will be able to apply for Honours degree courses in Higher Education in a wide range of Health related courses at a University or Higher Education Institution of your choice, or seek employment.


FT Registration Fee - £20.00

This school offers programs in:
  • English
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2017
1 year
Full time
Start date Sept. 2017
United Kingdom Cardiff, Wales
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End date June 30, 2017
Duration 1 year
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