Access to Higher Education Health & Social Care

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Typology Short course
Methodology Distance Learning
Duration 1 Year
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  • Distance Learning
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Our Access to HE Diplomas give you the opportunity to apply for a degree in Health and Social Care.

This can lead to a career working with families, children and young people, the elderly, vulnerable people, and those in crisis.
Particularly suited to adult learners including those who have been out of education for some time. There are no fixed course start or completion dates, the programme is flexible to suit your needs.

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To take into account

· Who is it intended for?

Adult learners who wish to gain a recognised and accredited qualification that will allow them to successfully apply to university to do an undergraduate degree or enhance their current career prospects.

· Qualification

Access to Higher Education Diploma.

· 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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What you'll learn on the course

Health and Social Care
Social care
Mental Health
Social Work
Non-verbal Communication

Course programme

The subjects that you can study on this Diploma include:

Social Issues in Healthcare

• Introduction to Issues in Health and Social Care
• Health and Social Care Provision
• Mental Health and Well-being
• Mental Health Issues
• Social Work and the Older Person
• Principles of Safeguarding in Health and Social Work
• Learning Disabilities
• Planning a Research Project on Race or Poverty


• Introduction to Psychology
• Psychological Perspectives and Behaviour
• Application of Theories to Substantive Topics (Atypical & Developmental Psychology)
• Research Project on Non-Verbal Communication

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.