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Access to Higher Education Diploma (Health Science)

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 to study health-based courses. 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 such as nursing degrees, community health and well-being, occupational therapy and midwifery, operating department practice, paramedic diploma and social work.

What Will I Learn?

You will study Behaviour and Health, Psychology, Human Anatomy, Biology, Chemistry, Reflection, Numeracy and Communications. All subject areas and Communications are studied at Level 3; Numeracy is studied at Level 2.

Entry Requirements

No formal academic qualifications are required, but a good standard of literacy and numeracy is essential. You will be invited to attend an interview, to establish the correct pathway for you to take and any support required.

You must be committed to developing your ability. You should be aware that the course requires a high level of dedication, as you will be working at level three standard.


You will be assessed by continual assessment, essays, portfolios, projects and oral presentations with some end-of-unit tests. You will also be expected to maintain your course files and all portfolios to the required standards.


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.

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Career Progression

  • After successfully completing of this course, you will be able to apply for Honours degree courses in Higher Education in a wide range of Health-related courses at a University or Higher Education Institution of your choice. You will be supported with your application to continue your journey by your group tutor.


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