Access to Higher Education | Diploma in Health & Health Sciences | Level 3

Health, Public Services and Care

Health, Public Services and Care
Health, Public Services and Care
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What will you be working towards?

Code FE0025-1C
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


On this course you’ll develop your knowledge in a range of health science disciplines that will prepare you for entry into higher education.

As well learning about areas such as anatomy and biology, genetics, human physiology and chemistry, psychology you will also be provided with the ideal opportunity to improve your general academic skills.

The course consists of 60 credits. All units are at Level 3.


Course units

• Cells

• Genetics, Pathogens and Immunity

• Body Movement

• Digestion and Excretion

• Body System Coordination

• Understanding Epidemiology

• Understanding Human Health and Disease

• Chemistry for Biology

• Biochemistry

• Enzymes

• The Effects of Stress

• Applied Stress Management

• Extended Independent Academic Study (Science)

• Maths for the Natural Sciences

• A range of academic/study skill units

Course aims

This access course also prepares you for higher education by increasing self confidence in your learning ability as well as developing the necessary academic skills such as essay writing and research skills.

The specialist subjects will provide you with a sound knowledge of biology and chemistry that will prepare you for the first year of any health related degree course.

In addition to your core subjects, you will also have the opportunity to choose a topic for study to produce an independent research project.

Entry requirements

You must have GCSE English and maths Grade 4 (C) or above.

Your next steps...

What's next?

Preparation for entry onto most health-related degree programmes at universities across the country.

This course is a recognised entry qualification to higher education into many roles allied to medicine, such as nursing, midwifery, paramedic practice, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, and operating department practice.

The progression rate to university is very high with the majority of students securing their first choice.