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University Access Health and Welfare (Level 3 Diploma)

QUB
Adult Learning (Access to Higher Education)

Course Overview

This course is of interest to those wishing to learn about health and social care, providing adult learners with an opportunity to gain a qualification which can be used as a progression pathway to higher education. It can help you progress to professional courses such as nursing, midwifery, social work, youth/community work, occupational therapy and other degree courses in the social science/ health studies field. Over the one year you will study the following: Health and welfare; research; study skills including ICT; human anatomy and physiology; psychology and microbiology. Students will also study NICATS Mathematics alongside the course. You will attend classes over 3.5 days per week with additional time to undertake independent reading and study.Students following the full-time course should refer to entrance criteria.
  • Study Mode
    Full-Time
  • Duration
    1 Year
  • Campus
    Strabane
    Strand Road

Available Sessions

  • Course
    Campus
    Type
    Start Date
    Fees
  • Course: Queens University (QUB) Level 3 Diploma University Access Diploma in Health and Welfare
    Campus: Strand Road
    Type: Full Time
    Start Date: 01/09/2023
    Fees:
    -
  • Course: Queens University (QUB) Level 3 Diploma University Access Diploma in Health and Welfare
    Campus: Strabane
    Type: Full Time
    Start Date: 01/09/2023
    Fees:
    -

Course Offering

  • Site location Strabane Strand Road
Two young female students walking and laughing together

Course Modules

  • Health and Welfare
  • Research
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Study Skills including ICT
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Microbiology for Health and Care
  • NICATS Mathematics (for students who do not yet have appropriate grade and Certificate in GCSE / LCert)
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Entry Requirements

UK Requirements

1 Year, Entry Requirements: A pass in GCSE English Language Grade C/4 or GCSE Mathematics Grade C/4 or acceptable equivalent. Applications from students who have been away from full-time education for a sustained period of time (minimum two consecutive academic years) immediately prior to commencing the Access Diploma will be considered. An interview is also required. Applicants may also be asked to demonstrate a level of literacy and numeracy. Applicants without GCSE English Language Grade C/4 and GCSE Mathematics Grade C/4 or acceptable equivalent should study Essential Skills Level 2, Communication and Application of Number/GCSE English Language and Mathematics independently in addition to the course (depending on University requirements). Applicants who have already achieved Essential Skills Communication at Level 2 and Essential Skills Application of Number at level 2 or acceptable equivalent should check (at the beginning of the Access Diploma) with the Admission’s Office/Service of the University of their choice to ensure these qualifications fulfil the entrance requirements for their chosen Universities. International applicants - If English is not your first language you must satisfy the College requirements for IELTS scores or acceptable equivalent.

ROI Requirements

1 Year, Entry Requirements: Applicants must have Irish Leaving Certificate, Ordinary Level, English or Mathematics Grade O4 as equivalent to GCSE Grade C/4. Applications from students who have been away from full-time education for a sustained period of time (minimum two consecutive academic years) immediately prior to commencing the Access Diploma will be considered. An interview is also required. Applicants may also be asked to demonstrate a level of literacy and numeracy. Applicants without Irish Leaving Certificate, Ordinary Level English and Mathematics or acceptable equivalent should study Essential Skills Level 2, Communication and Application of Number/ GCSE English Language and Mathematics independently in addition to the course (depending on University requirements). Applicants who have already achieved Essential Skills Communication at Level 2 and Application of Number at Level 2 or acceptable equivalent should check (at the beginning of the Access Diploma) with the Admissions Office/Service of the University of their choice to ensure these qualifications fulfil the entrance requirements for their chosen Universities. Not all universities will accept Essential Skills qualifications as acceptable entrance criteria. International applicants - If English is not your first language you must satisfy the College requirements for IELTS scores or acceptable equivalent.

Work Placement

N/A

Fee Information

  • Additional Fees
  • Books - Variable depending on student choice. Most resources available within college. Some students opt to buy books cheaply online.

What's Next?

Further Study

Applicants may apply to study Foundation Degree / HNC or other degree level study. It can also help you progress to professional education courses such as nursing, midwifery, social work, youth/community work, occupational therapy and other degree courses in the social science/ health studies field.

Career Prospects

Nursing – all branches – starting at Band 5 £25,655 – £31,534. Midwifery - starting at £25,655 depending on allocated pay band and experience. Social Work – starting at £25,655 depending on allocated pay band and experience. See TBYA link for further details: http://learn.nwrc.ac.uk/_teldemo/tbya/healthwelfare_access12/

Enquiry

  • Image of Ryan Boyle (Early Years)
    I’d recommend NWRC to anyone that wants to work with children or young people. The courses are great for those who may not want to stay in school because it’s not for them.
    Ryan Boyle (Early Years)
  • Image of Joycie Rajan
    I have always enjoyed Engineering and Computer Science. My course at NWRC has helped me secure a place at Queens University.
    Joycie Rajan
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