Access your dream career at Barnsley College

We are offering those wishing to pursue a career in education, health sciences or social sciences the opportunity to start an Access to Higher Education (HE) course.

The course has three pathways: Education Professions (Teaching Pathway), Health Science Professions (Nursing or Midwifery Pathway) and Social Sciences (Social Work Pathway) which will enable students to gain the qualifications to study at HE level, if they don’t already possess them.

The course covers a range of specialist subjects depending on which pathway students undertake. Each pathway covers study skills such as academic writing, exam techniques and presentation skills which are transferrable to university study.

Each pathway also requires students to research HE opportunities to facilitate their application to university and to complete psychology units. Students will be taught in the SciTech campus, the college’s specialist centre for health sciences and social care courses.

Places are also available on the Further Education Diploma in Health Science Professions, a programme for students who need to improve their study skills and knowledge in preparation for further study such as an Access to HE course.

Lee Pryor, Head of Health Sciences and Social Care Professions, said: “The course is perfect for people wishing to access Higher Education as they can choose the pathway which will best prepare them for study in their chosen area.

“On completing the course, students can progress to studying degrees in psychology, social work, teaching, or nursing, with adult, child, learning disability or mental health pathways. They can also undertake study for careers in health and community care, midwifery, physiotherapy, radiotherapy or as an operating department practitioner.”

For more information visit our Access to Higher Education course page

Last updated: 21st September 2016

Originally posted on: 21st September 2016