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Health and Social Care (Mental Health) Access to HE Diploma

Cornwall College Saltash LEVEL: 3 Social Care & Health

Access courses are designed as a stepping stone to enable motivated, enthusiastic people to progress onto Higher Education.


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Ideal if:

You want to re-direct your career into areas, amongst others, such as social work, teaching or health and social care management.

This course would also be ideal for those wishing to take a social sciences subject specific degree such as sociology, psychology and criminology etc.

You’ll need:

All applicants will be invited to attend an Access Workshop where full course information is given and you will be expected to complete the Initial Assessment and a written exercise. You will also be given a questionnaire which needs to be returned before interview.

All applicants need to successfully complete the online and written Initial Assessments to the required standard.

You’ll learn:

The following subjects; Study Skills and Information Technology, Interpersonal Skills, Psychology, Sociology, Social Policy, Health promotion and other related social science units.  You will also be given advice on writing a personal statement and completing a UCAS application .


This is a challenging course and it is expected that students will complete a minimum of 15 hours additional independent study each week. Students may access college facilities on the days that they are not taught with some evening study available.

Please also be advised that most universities require work experience to complement your UCAS application. It is therefore highly recommended that you find work within the health care sector in either a voluntary or paid capacity.

You’ll go on to:

This is a nationally recognised qualification which gives students the opportunity of applying to university for a range of Social Sciences, Health, and Care related degrees including: Sociology; Mental Health; Social Work etc. Please be advised that each university stipulates its own entry requirements and you are advised to ensure you research these fully prior to application on the Access course.


Health and Social Care (Mental Health) Access to HE Diploma

Start Date

September 2018




1 Year

*Courses listed on this website are indicative of the subject, nature and level of study. The college reserves the right to alter specific qualifications titles, awarding bodies and levels of qualification, which can change in year. Any cost may also vary, based on personal funding eligibility.