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Health & Social Care

Access to Higher Education Diploma in Health and Social Care.

  • Entry Requirements, Units, Assessment and more...

    Entry Requirements

    L2 English and maths at GCSE grade C/4 and above or equivalent. (If you do not have English you may sit IELTS alongside your course,

    Assessment Method

    Assessments are aligned to those at university with a mixture of examination, assessment, projects and presentations.

    Aims of the course

    To provide students with a thorough grounding in a wide range of specialist units to allow for progression onto health, social work, social science degrees or degree apprenticeships or nursing associate programmes.

    Progression Opportunities

    • University or Degree Apprenticeships
    • BA Social Work
    • BA Youth and Community Work
    • BEd Primary/Secondary Education
    • BA Education Studies
    • BA Sociology
    • BA Psychology
    • BA Psychosocial Studies
    • BSc Adult Nursing
    • BSc Mental Health Nursing
    • BSc Child Nursing
    • BSc Additional Needs Nursing
    • BSc Midwifery
    • BEd Primary/Secondary Education


    Learning will take place in Seminar and lecture rooms, you will have access to the Library (extensive online resources and the Access and HE Hub. You will have access to break out areas for independent learning.

    Career Options

    You could choose to enter careers in:

    Social work, Education, Nursing, Midwifery, Sociology, Criminology, Psychology and many more.

Course Details

Venue Southwark
Day/Eve Day
Mode Full Time
Duration 1 year
Start Date 06/09/2021
End Date 01/07/2022


For up-to-date information about tuition fees, living costs and financial support, visit Fees and Finance.

16-18 Free
19-24 £ 3,384 p/year
24+ £3,384 p/year
International £9,000 p/year
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