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Access to Higher Education (Health and Social Well Being)

West Lancashire College

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  • Qualification

    Access to Higher Education

  • Location

    West Lancashire College

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    35 weeks

Course summary

Course Overview

This course aims to develop student's understanding of health and social care, theory and practice, and the skills required for effective practice.

Course Content

Students will have the opportunity to look at how ethical, legal, social, economic and political factors influence the provision and development of services. Throughout the Diploma, students will also develop transferable skills such as approaching issues from different perspectives, working with others, interpreting information and research and referencing.

The course will include:

Health Promotion
Inequality in Health and Social Care
Ethics and Inequalities in Health
Health in a Medicalised World
Class and Stratification
Historical Development of Social Policy
Neoliberalism and Social Policy
Post War Development of Social Policy
Sociology of Health
Social Class in 21st Century Britain
Sociology of Welfare and Poverty
Early Social Development
Health Psychology
Understanding Stress

Learning and Assessment Methods

Assessment will be by coursework and examinations. Our Access to HE programmes are accredited by AIM Awards.

Qualification Gained

Nationally recognised and highly regarded (QAA) Access to Higher Education Diploma.

Career Opportunities

Health & Social Care
Occupational Health
Social Work
Adult Nursing
Child Nursing
Mental Health Nursing
Youth Work

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University information

West Lancashire College

  • Campus address

    West Lancashire College, Skelmersdale Campus, College Way, Skelmersdale, Lancashire, WN8 6DX, England

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