New courses at USP College

STARTING in January 2021 USP College will be offering a new online course, Access to Higher Education in Health Science Professionals. Within this course you can follow a number of pathways including Nursing, Midwifery, Biomedical Science, Speech Therapy and Social Work to name a few.  

The course will be studied over a maximum of 6 months and on successful completion students will be able to progress to degree level study.  

An Access to Higher Education (HE) Diploma is a Level 3 qualification which prepares students to study at degree level. It has been specifically designed to enable students to gain relevant subject knowledge as well as how to approach study at university-level.  

USP College offer Access to Higher Education qualifications recognised by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA). Previously the College has only offered these qualifications over 1 year with face-to-face learning but from this January will be offering online study for up to 6 months.  

The new online course is self-paced so students are able to fit it around current commitments, the course is due to finish in June meaning students could start a degree programme in September 2021. 

This course is available to anyone in the UK, who meets the entry criteria, and is 100% online learning, although students will have access to assessment support and will be provided with feedback. 

Head of Higher and Adult Education, Stuart Coussins said: “This course is a great addition to our already growing adult provision. Offering this course online will open up many opportunities to both local students and those across the UK. 

“Those who study online will benefit from a flexible yet supportive way of learning whilst being able to gain the qualifications necessary to progress to degree level study.” 

Along with the new Access to HE in Health Science Professions the College also offer face-to-face Access to HE courses including Criminology & Social Science, Health Professionals, Law & Business, Social Care & Social Work and Social Science & Humanities. 

After completion of the online Access to HE course in Health Science Professions, students could progress to a degree programme at USP College such as the BSc (Hons) in Health Promotion & Social Work. Alternatively students could complete a degree online or through a different university.  

You can apply for the Access to HE course in Health Science Professions or find out more information via the USP College website, uspcollege.ac.uk. 

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