Access courses are nationally recognised Level 3 qualifications, validated by the awarding body OCNLR (The Open College Network London Region) and are suitable for those who have been out of full-time education for some time and are aiming to join university or higher education courses. The Access to Higher Education Diploma - Paramedic Science requires a maturity of approach and a high level of commitment. In addition, applicants need a satisfactory reference, successful interview and screening. Applicants must have sufficient time to devote to their studies
Course ContentThe core subjects for Paramedic Science are Paramedic Studies, Health Sciences and study skills. Tutorial support is also embedded into the programme.
Entry RequirementsThis is an alternative route to University or Higher Education for students aged 19+. Candidates are required to have GCSE English Language and Mathematics at a minimum grade C/4. All prospective candidates are requied to attend an initial assessment session. A satisfactory reference is also required. Candidates are also required to have at least one year's experience of full or part time employment, preferably in a related setting, since leaving full time education. Candidates who have little or no work experience but have been out of education for a period longer than one year will also be considered.
Please note that it is the responsibility of the student to ensure their current and future qualifiations comply with the entry requirements of any university to which they intend to progress. Experience in a related vocational area will support your application to higher education on completion of the Access Diploma. This course requires a maturity of approach and a high level of commitment.
Duration and DeliveryOne year, part time, two full days a week in College. 15 hrs for International Students (FT)
ProgressionUpon successful completion of the Access to HE Diploma, students may progress onto a degree in Paramedic Science or other degree course in a related field.
Additional InformationThe Access to HE Diploma in Paramedic Science course is extremely popular and applicants are advised to apply in advance. Please be aware that if you do not meet Home Student Residency status, you will be charged at the higher level fee. You may be eligible for help with fees and/or childcare.
The Access to HE Diploma - Paramedic Science is taught at Kingston College so is ideal for those based in South West London and Surrey.
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