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, occupational therapy and midwifery, operating department practice, paramedic diploma and social work.
What Will I Learn?
You will study Sociology, Psychology, Human Anatomy, Health Studies, Numeracy and Communications. All subject areas and Communications are studied at Level 3; Numeracy is studied at Level 2.
No formal qualifications are required however you will be invited to undertake a literacy and numeracy assessment prior to interview to determine your suitability for the course. As the course requires a high level of dedication and academic rigour, you may be directed to a more appropriate programme of study.
You will be assessed by continual assessment, essays, 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.
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.
- 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.
Officer in armed forces
Average salary: N/A
Fire service officer (watch manager or below)
Average salary: £29,075
Prison service officer (below principal officer)
Average salary: £21,587
Public services associate professional
Average salary: £26,774
Nursing auxiliary or assistant
Average salary: £19,617
Ambulance staff (excluding paramedic)
Average salary: £22,425
Officers in armed forces serve as commissioned officers in Her Majesty’s armed forces, foreign and Commonwealth armed forces; plan, direct, organise and administer military operations; and perform duties for which there is no civilian equivalent.
Entry to a commission in the UK armed forces is possible with GCSEs/S grades and A levels/H grades, or with higher academic qualifications, or by promotion from NCO or other rank. Each arm of the forces has different age restrictions. Candidates must pass a medical examination and interview.