This course is ideal for those who would like to progress to a Higher Education course in the field of health care, in particular Midwifery. The key modules for this pathway are: Midwifery Studies, Psychology, Health Science and Sociology. You will learn study skills such as note taking, essay writing, reading and research, preparation for exams and oral presentation.
Level 3 Access to Midwifery
Level 3 Access to Midwifery
Level: Level 3
Start Date: 04 September 2017
This course is ideal for those who would like to progress to a Higher Education course in the field of health care, in particular Midwifery.
You will study:
Work experience forms an essential part of the course and where appropriate will be supported by the college.
Your development and progress on the course will be assessed on a regular basis both informally and formally. You will receive regular feedback from your tutors about your progress.
The assessment procedures vary from module to module and so will depend on what you are studying; there will be some set essays, coursework projects, and tests throughout the course. All of the modules use continuous assessment processes, which means that there is no dependence on final examinations (except GCSE Maths, English and Science).
As you go through the course you will know whether you are meeting the requirements or not, and you will be given opportunities to catch up and make good any problems.
On completion of this course you may progress to a degree in Midwifery.
Universities require learners to have GCSEs and are expected to have experience of voluntary or paid work in a health care setting to progress onto a degree in midwifery.
To join an Access course, students must already have either their GCSE Maths or GCSE English (or both at grade A*-C / grade 9-5). If you need to achieve either your GCSE Maths or English qualifications, we will enrol you on this when you join the Access course and you will study this GCSE as you also study for your Access course.
Please note that this is a very demanding course, equivalent to an A-Level programme, so you will need to have a good level of literacy and numeracy (GCSE grade A-C standard / grade 9-5) in order to succeed. You will have an initial assessment to assess your suitability for the course. If successful, you will be invited for an interview. If you are not quite ready for the Access course we may offer you another course that will prepare you for the Access course.
"Undertaking the Access course has been life changing for me. I feel so confident compared to when I started and am very excited for the future. I am planning to go to university to study midwifery and the support and encouragement I received on the Access course helped me to achieve two university offers which I am really proud of."
“I really enjoyed the Access course – it helped me get back into the swing of studying after six years out of education. It was a really good preparation for university. I met lots of nice people and it was fun too. I’m now studying Nursing at Bucks New University.” Kerry also won a Spirit of London award at the end of last year to recognise her achievements in education.