NCC and Access to Higher Education

NCC and Access to Higher Education

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NCC is pleased to announce that it has now been approved by Ascentis, an Access Validating Agency and National Awarding Body to deliver the QAA-recognised graded Access to HE Diploma by distance learning.

The Access to HE Diploma is a national, credit based qualification which prepares students for study at university.  It is designed for people who would like to study in HE but who left school without the usual qualifications, such as A Levels.  Diplomas are made up of credit-based units at Level 2 and Level 3.   They are an alternative to traditional qualifications and are specifically designed to support adult learners seeking qualifications to get to university and improve career prospects.

To achieve an Access to HE Diploma, students need to complete a programme that includes units of study in relevant subject areas.  Students will be taught study skills – learning how to approach study and the different techniques needed to be a successful student.  The whole Programme has been designed to ensure that the student is thoroughly equipped for studying at university.  For each unit successfully completed, students will earn credits that gradually build towards the 60 credits that are required to gain the full Access to HE Diploma.

NCC Home Learning are delighted to be able to offer students the opportunity to enrol onto the Access to HE Diploma and will be offering course titles in our particular area of expertise – Health and Social Care. Students will simply choose a combination of subjects from the list below to suit their area of interest and study at home at their own pace.  The course by its very nature will be challenging but there will be plenty of support by experienced tutors to ensure students achieve.

Subjects on offer in the Health and Social Care Professions Pathway:

Level 2
Introduction to Safeguarding Children and Young People
Introduction to Mental Health
Introduction to Safe Handling of Medicines
Introduction to Equality and Diversity

Level 3
Responding to Substance Misuse
Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
Palliative Care
Dementia Care

Many Access to HE students go on to succeed at university and beyond, with a large number pursuing new careers and seeing changes in their lives that they had never thought possible.  In fact, two thirds of students on Access courses applying to university last year were accepted.

To learn more, please contact NCC Home Learning on 0800 970 2522 or email [email protected]

Nick Cooper
Nick is NCC's resident blog author and covers a range of subjects, including teaching and health & social care. NCC is an international learning provider with over 20 years’ experience offering learning solutions. To date, NCC has engaged with over 20,000 employers, and delivered quality training to over half a million learners.
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