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Access to Higher Education: Health and Social Care - September 2024

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Part Time Day
36 weeks
Health and Social Care
Suitable for
East Ham Campus
Access to Higher Education: Health and Social Care – September 2024
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Course content

On this course you will develop your knowledge and understanding of health care, social care and community work.

You will study a range of relevant subjects, including care principles, healthcare, mental health and illness, safeguarding, inclusivity and disability, dementia awareness, social drugs and medicines and social work skills.

In addition to this, you will develop the skills that are required for success in higher education. You will also receive advice and guidance while completing your UCAS application to study at university.

You will be continually assessed throughout the year using a variety of assessment methods.


  • Care principles
  • Introduction to healthcare
  • Research skills for health or care
  • Mental health and illness
  • Safeguarding children, young people and/or vulnerable adults
  • The role of the health or social care professional
  • Dementia awareness
  • Inclusivity and disability
  • Management of ill health
  • Media perspectives of health and social care
  • Promoting health
  • Social drugs and medicines
  • Social work skills
  • Academic writing skills
  • Preparation for higher education
  • Application of number – presenting and interpreting information
  • Developing professional attributes
  • Presenting information using ICT

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Entry requirements

You must be at least 19 years old at the beginning of the course and hold a minimum of level 2 qualifications in both English and Mathematics.

However, if you have already achieved a level 2 qualification in one of these subjects, you will have the option to gain a level 2 qualification in GCSE or Functional Skills English or Maths where applicable.

East Ham Campus

The Eastham Campus at Newham College is a dynamic educational hub known for its diverse and inclusive learning environment. Situated in the heart of East London, the campus offers a wide range of courses and programs that cater to the needs and aspirations of students from various backgrounds. With state-of-the-art facilities and a dedicated faculty, the Eastham Campus provides students with the tools and support they need to excel academically and personally, fostering a vibrant community of learners and thinkers.

How much will this course cost?

The course fee is TBC.


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