DistanceLearningCentre.com

Access to Higher Education Health Professions

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Important information

Typology A Level
Methodology Distance Learning
Duration Flexible
Start Different dates available
  • A Level
  • Distance Learning
  • Duration:
    Flexible
  • Start:
    Different dates available
Description

Are you interested in gaining a nationwide qualification in order to apply to universities and colleges to become a health professional? If you have not yet gained the mandatory qualifications necessary to entry to higher education, this course provided by The Distance Learning Centre is the perfect choice.

The centre has more than 20 years of experience providing Access Courses which are completely flexible. Therefore, the programme and subjects may vary on your needs, previous qualifications and objectives. Upon successful completion of the course and assessments, you will be able to apply for degrees in the following areas: physiotherapy, radiotherapy, biomedical science, midwifery and nursing, as well as health informatics and paramedicine, among others (see course information sheets). To that end, the course will cover a variable range of topics including basic fundamentals of biology, psychology and physiology, academic writing, etc.

Training materials can be downloaded from the DLC webpage and personal tutors will provide advice through internet and phone calls. The course is flexible and has been especially designed to suit your needs, so you will decide its duration and when to study.

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Where and when
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Different dates available
Distance Learning
Starts Different dates available
Location
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Frequent Asked Questions

· Requirements

If you are looking to enrol on this diploma and also looking to study Option 1 on the Science Pathway, which includes Chemistry modules, then you will need a Science GCSE at a grade C or above before you enrol. Although we do recommend having a Science grade B or above.

· Qualification

Access to Higher Education Diploma (Allied Health Professions) or Access to Higher Education Diploma (Science).

· What marks this course apart?

We provide: • Flexible study: Join a course at any time of the year. If you need time off to focus on other priorities, you can take a study break and return when it suits you. • Affordable and flexible payments: They can be bi-weekly, monthly or all in one go, whichever suits you best. • Peer support: Through lively student forum and social media channels. • University applications: As a UCAS centre we act as a university liaison and give advice and guidance on entry requirements, personal statements, references & interview techniques. • One-to-one tutor support: You will be guided and supported by subject specialist teachers throughout your studies.

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Tasha Widdowson
5.0 05/07/2017
What I would highlight: I assume my experience towards an Access to Higher Education Diploma started when I was 14. I turned out to be seriously unwell, abandoning me not able to go to class or even study from home; so I could not accomplish any school capabilities. Quite a long while later, when I was all around ok to consider contemplating, I chose that an Access to Higher Education Course would suit me nicely to A-Levels. I picked DistanceLearningCentre.com as the course supplier since I felt that they had a more extensive course determination than any of their rivals, and I was awed with their reputation. I have an enthusiasm for medicinal services and administration, I along these lines picked the Access to Health and Social Care Professions course, seeking this would open up circumstances after my future. As the course advanced my scholarly aptitudes were stirred and my trust in my scholarly capacity developed.
What could be improved: Nothing.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)
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Alwin Rajappan
4.5 30/10/2016
What I would highlight: I am truly unaware with the way to express my gratitude towards DistanceLearningCentre.com and their amazing mentors who guided and urged me to complete my Access course and get a Place in college. Beforehand I was a Computer Science understudy yet I needed to move into Nursing and I did not have right capabilities to apply. So I did Health and Social Care establishment however most colleges prefered Access to Nursing and it was exceptionally upsetting time for me. At that point I found out about DistanceLearningCentre.com, I connected and got a place. Considering with them was fulfiling, it helped me create numerous abilities and they have wonderful Tutors. Without them I would not be able to compose, Highly obliged.
What could be improved: Nothing.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)
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Rony Manakkalayil
3.5 09/09/2016
What I would highlight: Having worked in the IT business for quite a long while and needing a change of profession, I chose in August 2014 to do the Access Course as an initial step for getting once more into the college since the last training I had was 14 years back. I unearthed the DistanceLearningCentre.com and their amazing scope of courses while perusing for courses. I needed to keep my all day work. I accessed to Health as finishing it would give me adequate capabilities to apply for the Operating Department Practice I needed to do.
What could be improved: Everything OK.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)
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Kinga Czekaj
3.5 10/08/2016
What I would highlight: Having stayed a couple of years in the UK, I chose to restart the learning part. Sadly my abroad capabilities were insufficient to apply to University; henceforth I required to locate an alternate arrangement. When I discovered DistanceLearningCentre.com, it clicked to me straight away. Learning in my spare time implied that I could keep my employment, and invest more energy perusing when required, as English is not my first dialect.
What could be improved: Nothing bad.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)
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Anonymous
4.0 02/08/2016
What I would highlight: We had one class on every subject and two classes (in this module) a week. Perhaps some uni's are distinctive yet I would envision its fundamentally the same as. That is a great deal of work. I am rapidly discovering that my DistanceLearningCentre.com work was completely relevant and I am miles in front of those that have not done science since school. So learn it now while you can, appreciate it and value the time you get the chance to learn it. On the off chance that anybody has any inquiries concerning DistanceLearningCentre.com, the application procedure for uni or the adult nursing course itself then please ask, I would be glad to offer assistance.
What could be improved: Everything OK.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)
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What you'll learn on the course

Biology
Access
GCSE Physics
Planning
systems
Physiology
Writing
Midwifery
Anatomy and Physiology
Biomedical Science
Biomedical
Communication Training
Verbal Communication
Dietetics
Podiatry
Radiology
Psychology
Cell Biology
Anatomy
healthcare
Radiography
Chemistry
Academic writing
Study Skills
Physics
Chiropody
Orthoptics
Macromolecules
Biological principles
Medical uses of radioisotopes
The human skeleton
Gastrointestinal system
Physiology of human muscles

Teachers and trainers (1)

Fiona McNamee
Fiona McNamee
Tutor

Fiona has a BSc. (Hons) in Biomedical Science and a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE). She has taught on Access to Higher Education courses, A level Biology, Foundation Degree, GCSE, as well as teaching 14 -19 year olds on BTEC Diplomas and acting as a personal tutor. Fiona has worked in customer service for many years, whilst studying, and is also a former Access to H.E. student herself.

Course programme

For careers in this area you can study one of two options depending on the areas in which you would like to specialise:

• Applied Science Degrees

• Biomedical Science

• Forensic Science

• Health Science Degrees

• Radiography

• Physiotherapy

• Certain Midwifery and Nursing Degrees

Access to Higher Education Diploma (Science) or (Allied Healthcare Professions)


Access to Higher Education Diploma (Science)

In support of applications to university to commence degrees in the following areas:

• Applied Science Degrees

• Biomedical Science

• Forensic Science

• Health Science Degrees

• Radiography

• Physiotherapy

• Certain Midwifery and Nursing Degrees


To study this diploma, it is recommended that you already have, or are completing, GCSE's at grade C or above in either dual science or individual science subjects.

It is important that you contact the universities you may wish to apply to before choosing your course to check their precise entry requirements, as some universities may require you to study particular subjects.

This diploma is a science-based course which includes Physics and Chemistry in Option 1, and Psychology and Physics in Option 2. Both options include Biology.

Diploma: Science - Option 1 (Biology, Chemistry, Physics)

Subject 1

Subject Set:

Biology

(24 credits total)

  • Introduction to Cell Biology

Ungraded – 3 credits

  • Planning a Practical Investigation (Biology) (Stress)

Graded – 3 credits

  • Carrying out a Practical Investigation (Biology) (Stress)

Graded – 3 credits

  • Macromolecules and Key Biological Principles

Graded – 6 credits

  • Homeostasis, Coordination and Control and the Excretory Systems

Graded – 6 credits

  • Anatomy and Physiology of the Human Skeleton and Muscles

Graded – 3 credits


Subject 2

Subject Set:

Chemistry

(18 credits total)

  • Introduction to Chemistry

Ungraded – 3 credits

  • Planning a Practical Investigation (Chemistry)

Graded – 3 credits

  • Core Principles of Chemistry

Graded – 6 credits



Subject 3

Subject Set:

Physics

(12 credits total)

  • Introduction to Physics

Ungraded – 3 credits

  • Radiology

Graded – 6 credits

  • Medical Uses of Radioisotopes

Graded – 3 credits

Non-subject

Non-subject Set:

Developmental

(6 credits total)

  • Academic Writing

Ungraded – 3 credits

  • Study Skills

Ungraded – 3 credits

Diploma: Science - Option 2 (Biology, Psychology, Physics)

Subject 1

Subject Set:

Biology

(30 credits total)

  • Introduction to Cell Biology

Ungraded – 3 credits

  • Planning a Practical Investigation (Biology) (Stress)

Graded – 3 credits

  • Carrying out a Practical Investigation (Biology) (Stress)

Graded – 3 credits

  • Macromolecules and Key Biological Principles

Graded – 6 credits

  • Homeostasis, Coordination and Control and the Excretory Systems

Graded – 6 credits

  • Anatomy and Physiology of the Human Skeleton and Muscles

Graded – 3 credits

  • Cardiovascular, Respiratory and Gastro-intestinal Systems

Graded –

Subject 2

Subject Set: Psychology

(12 credits total)

  • Introduction to Psychology

Ungraded – 3 credits

  • Planning a Practical Investigation (Psychology) (Non-verbal Communication)

Graded – 3 credits

  • Application of Theories to Substantive Topics (Atypical Psychology; Developmental Psychology)

Graded – 6 credits



Subject 3

Subject Set:

Physics

(12 credits total)

  • Introduction to Physics

Ungraded – 3 credits

  • Radiology

Graded – 6 credits

  • Medical Uses of Radioisotopes

Graded – 3 credits

Non-subject

Non-subject Set:

Developmental

(6 credits total)

  • Academic Writing

Ungraded – 3 credits

  • Study Skills

Ungraded – 3 credits


Access to Higher Education Diploma (Allied Health Professions)

In support of applications to university to commence degrees in the following areas:

  • Health Professions
  • Midwifery
  • Nursing
  • Operating Department Practice
  • Paramedicine
  • Health Informatics
  • Psychology
  • Biology

It is important that you contact the universities you may wish to apply to before choosing your course to check their precise entry requirements, as some universities may require you to study particular subjects.

Some universities require you to study Physics and Chemistry as part of your diploma. In this case you will need to study an Access to Higher Education Diploma (Science).

Diploma: Allied Health Professions – Option 1 (Levels 2 and 3)

This option is for students who wish to brush up on their English and Maths skills, or to use their existing GCSE's to gain exemptions from these units.

Subject 1

Subject Set:

Biology

(33 credits total)

  • Introduction to Cell Biology

Ungraded – 3 credits

  • Planning a Practical Investigation (Biology) (Stress)

Graded – 3 credits

  • Carrying out a Practical Investigation

(Biology) (Stress)

Graded – 3 credits

  • Macromolecules and Key Biological Principles

Graded – 6 credits

  • Anatomy and Physiology of the Human Skeleton and Muscles

Graded – 3 credits

  • Human Reproductive Biology

Graded 3 credits

  • Cardiovascular, Respiratory and Gastro-intestinal Systems

Graded – 6 credits

  • Homeostasis, Coordination and Control and the Excretory Systems

Graded – 6 credits

Subject 2

Subject Set:

Psychology

(18 credits total)

  • Introduction to Developmental Psychology

Ungraded – 3 credits

  • Planning a Practical Investigation (Psychology) (Non-verbal Communication)

Graded – 3 credits

  • Application of Theories to Substantive Topics (Atypical Psychology; Developmental Psychology)

Graded – 6 credits

  • Psychological Perspectives and Behaviour

Graded – 6 credits

Non-subject

Non-subject Set:

Developmental

(9 credits total)

  • Level 2 English

Ungraded – 3 credits

  • Level 2 Mathematics

Ungraded – 3 credits

  • Study Skills

Ungraded – 3 credits



Diploma: Allied Health Professions – Option 2 (Level 3)

This option is for students whose universities either require, or would prefer, their applicants to achieve all 60 of their credits at Level 3.

Subject 1

Subject Set:

Biology

(33 credits total)

  • Introduction to Cell Biology

Ungraded – 3 credits

  • Planning a Practical Investigation (Biology) (Stress)

Graded – 3 credits

  • Carrying out a Practical Investigation (Biology) (Stress)

Graded – 3 credits

  • Macromolecules and Key Biological Principles

Graded – 6 credits

  • Anatomy and Physiology of the Human Skeleton and Muscles

Graded – 3 credits

  • Human Reproductive Biology

Graded 3 credits

  • Cardiovascular, Respiratory and Gastro-intestinal Systems

Graded – 6 credits

  • Homeostasis, Coordination and Control and the Excretory Systems

Graded – 6 credits


Subject 2

Subject Set:

Psychology

(18 credits total)

  • Introduction to Developmental Psychology

Ungraded – 3 credits

  • Planning a Practical Investigation (Psychology)

(Non-verbal Communication)

Graded – 3 credits

  • Application of Theories to Substantive Topics

(Atypical Psychology; Developmental Psychology)

Graded – 6 credits

  • Psychological Perspectives and Behaviour

Graded – 6 credits

Non-subject

Non-subject Set:

Developmental

(9 credits total)

  • Academic Writing

Ungraded – 3 credits

  • Study Skills

Ungraded – 3 credits

  • Further Study Skills

Ungraded – 3 credits


The Access HE Diploma courses are comprised of specific pathways which are relevant to the degree you are aiming for. Each Subject is split into a number of topics that include Self-Assessment Questions (SAQ's) and activities. Each unit is assessed by the completion of the Tutor Assessed Questions (TAQ's) which form a formal assessment.

Because many universities want to see evidence of examination style assessments DLC offer an examination either via Skype or at our offices in each of the major subject sets you will take as part of the diploma.

Whichever pathway you choose you will always complete:

  1. Study skills at level 3 (ungraded)
  2. Research Methods at level 3 (graded)
  3. Introductory level 3 units in the academic subject sets.

Additional information

Nationally recognised Access to HE Diploma in Science or Allied Health Professions by Distance Learning (60 Credits) from an Online College established in 1993.

QAA accredited through Ascentis

Study from home at your own pace. We pride ourselves in our friendly, personal and professional service from fully qualified teaching staff.

Your personal tutor will support you in your studies through weekly phone contact and quick response to your emails. We will also help you with your UCAS application for Higher Education.

Course Modules change a little from time to time so visit the web site at for the most up to date information.