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Whether you are looking to embark on an exciting new career, unlock career progression opportunities, or simply learn for enjoyment, we have lots of courses to choose from, with start dates throughout the year.
Access to HE
Access to Higher Education (HE) courses are designed to help you gain the skills and qualifications you need to successfully progress onto a university level course.
Distance Learning
You will complete the course through an interactive online learning platform and will be assessed through a series of online assessments, with no formal exams.
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If you want to study a degree or HNC/D but cannot attend university on a full-time basis, studying part-time is a great way to balance further study with other commitments such as work.

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You will study:

  • Health Studies
  • Psychology or Microbiology
  • Human Biology
  • Developmental

We recommend studying the Psychology (Pathway 1) if you are looking for a career in:

  • Nursing (General/Paediatric/Mental Health)
  • Midwifery
  • Child Health and Wellbeing
  • Counselling
  • Psychology
  • Environmental Health
  • Public Health
  • Health Studies
  • Health and Social Care.

This may be studied either in the daytime or in the evening.

We recommend studying the Microbiology (Pathway 2) if you are looking for a career in:

  • Microbiology
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Emergency Response (Paramedic)
  • Nutrition
  • Exercise, Health and Fitness
  • Speech and Language Therapy
  • Operating Department Practitioner (ODP)
  • Teaching (you may require GCSE Science in some circumstances)

This will be studied in the Daytime only.

You will study:

  • Psychology as a core subject with Mental Health units to underpin your understanding
    • Aggression
    • Attention
    • Biopsychology of Stress
    • Concepts of Normality and Mental Health
    • Early Social Development
    • Interpersonal Relationships
    • Memory
    • Psychological Perspectives

  • Health Studies
    • Access to Health Care in Modern Britain
    • Child and Adolescent Mental Health and Wellbeing
    • Delivery of Health Care in the UK
    • Dementia Care and Treatment
    • Ethical Issues in Health
    • Psychological Trauma
    • Social Perspectives in Mental Health

  • Developmental
    • Communication: Academic Essay Writing
    • Communication: Presentation Skills
    • Personal Development: Applying for HE
    • Personal Development: Study Skills
    • Study Skills: Developing Research Skills

Upon successful completion, you could undertake a degree in a variety of fields including Psychology, Social Work, Health Promotion, Law or Education.

You will study:

  • Art and Design Module
    • 3D processes and media
    • Introduction to ceramics
    • Art and design product
    • Introduction to life drawing
    • Relief printmaking
    • Introduction to drawing and painting
    • Materials exploration: sculpture
    • Extended study in the visual arts
    • Introduction to photography
    • Graphic skills development
    • Computer imaging for art and design
    • Introduction to visual research
    • Application of drawing

  • Developmental Module
    • Academic essay writing
    • Developing research skills
    • Appling for university

Based on your chosen career path, you will have the opportunity to study:

  • History
  • Sociology
  • Law or English
  • Development Units

Upon successful completion, you could undertake a degree in a variety of fields including Social Work, Teaching, Psychology, Sociology, Politics, English and History.

Please let us know when you would like to start your course.

You MUST complete the Personal Statement section below to apply for an Access to Higher Education or a Part-time Higher Education course.

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Personal Statement

In this section please provide us with reasons why you are applying for the course. Including why you want to study this course, what you hope to do once you have completed the course and any personal qualities/characteristics you feel are relevant to your application.

Please detail any previous qualifications or training in counselling.

Please provide us with relevant experience in using counselling skills, pastoral care, or similar as well as any current or previous work experience (paid or voluntary) related to the use of counselling skills.

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Personal Statement

Please provide a statement of around 1500 words giving your reason for applying and reasons why you wish to study the course, your previous experience of Level 3 learning. Please tell us what you hope to do once you have completed the course. Your statement should include any relevant life experience, your personal qualities and any other relevant information.

In addition to the six hours a week in college, you will need to complete 100 client hours on placement over the two years, 1.5 hours of clinical supervision, monthly (possibly more) and 20 hours of personal counselling with a therapist of your choice. Please include details in your personal statement of any other commitments you may have, including work, Please tell us how you intend to manage this to ensure you are able to full commit to the required level of training.

Please indicate what your understanding of the counselling process is and how counselling differs from other forms of helping. Please provide detail.

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In order to apply for a Level 4 Counselling qualification, you must have already achieved the Level 3 Certificate in Counselling. Any queries please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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