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Course - LOCN Access to Nursing Group 1 Level 3

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  • Entry requirements
    What background and qualifications do you need to join? No previous qualifications are required but you need to have good levels of written and spoken English. Experience of having worked in a caring environment is an advantage. When you come for an interview you need to show that you are interested in doing the course to progress to university or for personal development.
  • Course description
    Course Description

    The course has 4 main modules. It is a one year course. The modules are Anatomy and Physiology, Social Sciences, that is Psychology, Sociology, and Social Policy, Nursing Studies and Study Skills. The Study Skills include Application of Number and Study/Research Skills (which includes note-taking, summarising, writing essays and reports and giving oral presentations) as well as Future Directions/Preparation for Higher Education (which includes selecting courses and universities, completing your application and preparing for interviews). There is also Information Technology, which includes Word Processing and using the Internet. There are regular homework assignments, so time for private study is essential.

    What does the course lead to?

    You will be able to gain Open College Network London (OCNL) credits for course work.  An access Certificate is awarded for successful completion of the course and is recognised by universities as an alternative to ‘A’ level.

    Students can be assured an interview with South Bank University as the college has an arrangement with this university.  All the students on the present courses are being offered interviews at a range of universities.  In the past students have progressed to university to study occupational therapy, nursing, health management and working with people with disabilities and social work from a course of this nature.

    What does the course involve?

    The course has 4 main modules.  It is a one year course.   The modules are Anatomy and Physiology, Social Sciences, that is Psychology, Sociology, and Social Policy, Nursing Studies and Study Skills. The Study Skills include Application of Number and Study/Research Skills (which includes note-taking, summarising, writing essays and reports and giving oral presentations) as well as Future Directions/Preparation for Higher Education (which includes selecting courses and universities, completing your application and preparing for interviews).  There is also Information Technology, which includes Word Processing and using the Internet.

    There are health and care placements as part of the course.  These will be one day a week.  This is an opportunity to actually work in the health and care environment and experience the nursing skills, which are so fundamental for this career.

    How much should I study outside class?

    There are regular homework assignments, so time for private study is essential.

    What books and equipment do I need?

    You will need to purchase stationery supplies and one or two books. 

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