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If you are interested in taking the next steps towards a career in physiotherapy, exercise science or sport science the Access to HE Diploma (Health and Physiotherapy) is the course for you!
An Access to HE Diploma is a qualification designed specifically for adults returning to education who would like to go on to study at university (Higher Education). There are a range of reasons that students may choose to study an Access to HE Diploma: they may not have the formal qualifications needed for university entry, they may want to develop their knowledge and confidence after being out of education for a while, or they may be considering on a career change that requires a fresh start.
The Access to HE Diploma is equivalent to studying three A Levels and supports students in developing the academic knowledge and skills required to begin their journey into Higher Education.
Whilst studying the Access to HE Diploma (Health and Physiotherapy) you will complete units in the following modules: Biology, Sport and Exercise, Psychology and Maths/Physics
In addition to these subject specific modules, the course includes developmental units to support you in developing your academic skills in preparation for university.
Successful completion of this Access to HE Diploma can lead to studying on the following Higher Education courses at UCEN Manchester: BSc (Hons) Applied Sport and Exercise Science and BSc (Hons) Sport Coaching.
For entry on to the Access to HE Diploma (Physiotherapy and Exercise Science) you need to have achieved and have official evidence (e.g. certificates) of either:
• GCSE grade C/4 or above in English and maths (we will also accept IELTS at 6.5 or above with no aspect under 6.0 in place of GCSE English)
• Functional skills Level 2 in English and maths may be considered
• Any combination of the above but must include both English and maths e.g. GCSE C English Language and Functional Skills Level 2 maths
You will also complete an initial assessment and an informal interview as part of the application process. If we feel that you are not quite ready for the Access to HE Diploma we may offer you a place on our Pre-Access course (Level 2) which will help you to prepare for Level 3 study whilst studying English and maths qualifications alongside.
A range of assessment methods will be used to assess your progress throughout the academic year. These include essays, reports, short answer questions and presentations. All assessments are designed to support you in preparing for study at university.
After you have completed this Access to HE Diploma in Health and Physiotherapy, you'll have all the skills and qualifications you need to apply to university and advance onto a degree-level course in Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Sports Science, Podiatry, Nursing, or other health-related courses.
You could choose to stay with us at The Manchester College and complete a degree-level programme in Applied Psychology, Applied Biology, Health Care Studies or Social Care Professions. Whatever you choose, you'll continue to develop your knowledge for a rewarding career in the medical science sector.
You could also stay with us at The Manchester College and complete a degree-level programme in Psychology, Applied Biology, Health Science or Social Science. Whatever you choose, you'll continue to develop your knowledge for a rewarding career in the medical science sector, whether that's as a physiotherapist, a nurse or a department practitioner.
Progress on to degree-level study with our higher education partner, UCEN Manchester. Students progressing from The Manchester College will receive a cash award through the Achievers Scholarship. Click Here to explore courses and apply.
Depending on your circumstances, you may need to pay tuition fees for this Access to Higher Education Diploma.
There are a number of different funding and finance options to help you afford your tuition at The Manchester College, with dedicated support from the government, bursaries and grants, and special loans to cover any tuition fees.Fees, finance and funding page
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