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Access to Higher Education in Nursing & Healthcare Professions

62P540/AP-2223
  1. CampusMaidstone
  2. Course Length1 Year
  3. Type of CourseFull Time
  4. Week Commencing05-09-2022
  5. Annual Fee£3384

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The Details

This course is specifically designed to prepare you for a degree in healthcare-related professions. Subjects studied include Biology, Psychology, Professional Practice and Medical Calculations.

Biology offers you an insight into the scientific processes which underpin medical care. You will study units on the cell, the development of disease and nutrition. In Psychology there is a focus on different approaches to human behaviour. You will study theories such as behaviourism, the 'nature versus nurture' debate and abnormal psychology.

Professional practice focuses on applying the theories of medical care at work to further develop your understanding of what makes an outstanding healthcare professional. Alongside these are modules on study skills which teach you academic skills transferable across topics as well as being given guidance on your Extended Project which allows you to investigate a particular area of interest to yourself.

These modules offer you a fantastic insight into the theory of healthcare provision and an understanding of the recipients of that provision, allowing you the chance to explore the impact of medical care in both local, national and international settings.

Other Important Info

Access to Higher Education courses are ideal for students aged 19 and over who wish to study a degree but lack the formal qualifications universities are looking for.

They teach the study skills you will require in higher education such as academic writing, referencing, note-taking and presentations, as well as core modules in your chosen area of study.

You will also receive help and support with the university application process including support from our partner organisations such as Christ Church Canterbury University.

Future Prospects

Our Access to Higher Education students are welcomed by universities for enrolment on a number of degree-level courses.

A higher education course could be your first step to a full degree course at university, offering you increased earning power and career prospects.

Entry Requirements

You must have a grade C/grade 4 in GCSE English and maths and pass our internal assessments in English and maths at interview. For English and maths you must be working at level 2 (GCSE level) in order to start the level 3 Access course. Entry to university may require GCSE English and maths.

Why Choose MidKent College?

  • We provide some of the finest teaching and learning environments you’ll find in a further education college in the country, having built a brand-new campus in Gillingham in 2009 and refurbished our Maidstone Campus in a redevelopment programme completed in 2016.
  • Both of our campuses are fully-equipped with workshops that simulate real working environments, equipment that replicates the latest technology students will find in the workplace, and commercial facilities that are open to the public.
  • The University Centre Maidstone (UCM) building at our Oakwood Park campus is a dedicated campus for university-level courses and professional training.
  • Our career advisers booked 1105 careers interviews in 2020-2021! They'll be able to give you impartial guidance as to the range of education, training and employment opportunities available to you.

    • What our students say...

      Rachel Garbutt

      My aim after completing the Access course is to go to university to study English and then go on to complete a PGCE in order to become an English teacher at a secondary school. The highlight of the course for me has been English. I’ve really enjoyed all the units we have covered. We also study psychology and sociology including ...