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Access to Higher Education Diploma (Health Care)

Start (w/c): 01/09/2020 Full Time - To be arranged (09:15 to 16:20) Ystrad Mynach

Course Information

This course offers a route into Higher Education in a Nursing profession. The objective of the course is to provide a supportive & friendly environment to enable you to develop your potential and to prepare you for university study.

Many past students have successfully moved on to gain degrees and other higher awards

What Will I Learn?

You will study Biology, Chemistry, Sociology, Psychology and Reflective Practice as your main subjects, with supporting units in Mathematics, IT and Study Skills. Units in Biological Science and Health will also be available.

The development of Essential Skills is vital to your development and progression to the world of work. Great emphasis is placed on the development of Study Skills and will include essay writing, assignment writing, referencing using the Harvard system and presentation of work using IT.

Entry Requirements

You will require GCSE Welsh / English and GCSE Maths/Numeracy grades A*- C or Essential Skills Wales Numeracy and Communication Level 2 completed in the last 2 years or Skills for Further Study diploma completion or a Level 2 vocational qualification.


You will be assessed by your tutors throughout your course as units are completed. Assessment will cover practical skills, oral questioning, assignment work and written questions. You will be required to sit short examinations throughout the course.


Coleg y Cymoedd takes every effort to ensure the information on this website is accurate at time of being live. Coleg y Cymoedd reserves the right to make changes or withdraw without notice any of the courses, course facilities or support described.

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Please note: Fees are payable for each year of study. Higher Education Fees for courses starting September 2020 have yet to be decided. We estimate that they will be confirmed by April 2020.

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Career Progression

  • After successful completing of this course, you will be able to apply to a Nursing or Healthcare Professions related Degree or Higher Diploma course at a University or Higher Education Institution of your choice or into employment.


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