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Health Studies Pathway – Access to Higher Education Diploma (Social Science and Health)

The Access to HE Diploma (Social Science and Health) is designed to help students interested in health studies to make the step up to university. If you want to start a social science or health-related degree, this qualification is a flexible alternative to A-levels.

Social science is a broad field that focuses on human relationships and how they interact with society. An ongoing issue is making sure that every community has access to the healthcare they need. Find out more about contemporary health issues and how social factors affect health.

The Access to HE Diploma (Social Science and Health) explores many topics. The course material includes information and advice outlining how to write an assignment and carry out independent research. This will help you to develop the study skills needed for university.

You’ll learn online from home and take the first step towards a new career. With no term dates, you can sign up and get started at any point throughout the year. Fit in assignments around family life or a full-time job.

How does my Access to HE Diploma work?

Course materials are easy to understand, and you can make the most of the interactive content we provide. PEARL, our innovative Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) is a hub of information. Stay in touch with Stonebridge tutors via email, phone or by using PEARL. You can also connect with likeminded students though our popular online forum.

How long it takes you to complete your Access course really depends upon how much time you are able to dedicate to your studies. The programmes are designed to give you the flexibility to study at times that are suitable for you, and to fit your studies around your other commitments. The maximum time you have to complete your Diploma is outlined in your Individual Learning Plan (ILP). The minimum time you can complete your Access course is six months.

To successfully complete your Access to HE Diploma (Social Science and Health), you’ll need to be disciplined and manage your own time. We’ll send regular deadline reminders to make sure that you’re on track for your university of choice.

How will my Access to HE Diploma (Social Science and Health) be assessed?

The qualification is made up of a range of units, with an assignment at the end of each. You’ll submit your work to your tutor for marking and receive detailed feedback. The Access to HE Diploma is a nationally recognised level 3 qualification, regulated by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA). In order to achieve the Access to HE Diploma in social science and health you must achieve 60 credits in total. 45 of these credits will be drawn from graded units which are focused around academic subject content. The remaining 15 credits are ungraded units which are included to help you to develop your study skills.

What happens after the Access to HE Diploma?

Once you have finished your course, you can begin your studies at university. A social science or health-related degree course will prepare you for a variety of different career paths. Graduates comes away with transferable skills which employers look for, including the ability to communicate well and analyse data.

Many students go on to work in a social care or health setting. You could make a difference in the private, public or voluntary sector, in roles such as housing services adviser, health adviser or community support worker.

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We also allow you to choose whether you want to study your course via the traditional paper based method or online study where you have access to all your course materials immediately. When you proceed through the checkout process you will be given the option to select your preferred method of study.

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If you opt to study via the paper based method there is an additional postage charge which will be highlighted during the checkout. (Royal Mail First Class = £10 per course or Royal Mail Second Class = £5 per course).

Is there government funding available for doing this course?

Yes, there is Government funding available for doing this course...

You can choose to fund this course privately, yourself, or you could get a 19+ Advanced Learner Loan. Stonebridge has partnered with Dimensions Training Solutions, who are accountable to the Skills Funding Agency (SFA) and Ofsted, to provide this course with Government backed funding. Through Dimensions Training Solutions, you can access your 19+ Advanced Learner Loan, if you meet the criteria. The two main conditions are:

  • You need to be aged 19 or over
  • You need to be a UK citizen.

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** All Access to Higher Education Diplomas on the Stonebridge website are delivered by Dimensions Training Solutions.

Dimensions Training Solutions are rated "Good" by Ofsted

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