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Access to Radiography Level 3

There is far more to Radiography than taking X-rays, you can choose to specialise in diagnostic or therapeutic radiography. What ever route you choose you will be entering a rewarding and varied profession. Did you leave school a long time ago? Did you fail to achieve your full potential at school? Do you feel it’s time for a new career, a change of direction? If you are over 19 and would like to gain the skills to go to university to study Radiography this is the course for you.

To pass the diploma students have to achieve 60 credits, 45 are graded at Pass, Merit or Distinction and the remaining 15 credits are from compulsory study skills units which include; essay writing, research skills and critical thinking, the successful completion of which is designed to prepare students for the kinds of independent study that they will experience in Higher Education. This is a demanding intensive course and you will need to be highly motivated with a committed and organised approach and a genuine aptitude and passion for your subject. You are expected to self-study for a minimum of 10 extra hours a week in order to manage strict work deadlines and to cope with the work load.

Depending on your chosen progression route, some universities may expect you to have gained experience working in a relevant vocational setting and are also likely to require a DBS check. It is strongly advised that you to have any required work experience in place by the time you begin your Access course.

Entry Requirements

The entry requirements for these Access courses are:

  • GCSE Maths A* to C
  • GCSE English A* to C

If you do not already hold these qualifications, we advise you to gain these qualifications before enrolling onto Access to H.E. Many universities will be asking you for high grades in your work and you need to be sure these are achievable.
You should research university courses very carefully to make sure you have what they are looking for as you will be applying for a university place within the first term.

What Books And Equipment Do I Need?

  • You will need writing materials to take notes and store class handouts.
  • You will need access to a computer to produce your course work
  • A booklist is provided but there are no mandatory books to purchase.

Where will I Study ?

  • All classes are at the Chelsea, Hortensia Road SW10 0QS site.
  • There is a laboratory space used for some of the lectures.

What will I learn?

There are 5 Study Skills across all Access pathways and these support the academic skills you will need for both the course and for progression to higher education. There are a range of biology units that cover the main body systems, Cardiovascular, Respiratory, Skeletal, Muscular and Nervous; some pathways also complete a practical science unit. Pathways will have specialist units in Nursing, Midwifery, Paramedic and Sports Science and Radiography includes 3 units in Physics. Science pathways will study Biology, Physics and Chemistry.

How will I be taught?

You will be taught by subject specialists through a range of classroom based activities both theoretical and practical. Your day is divided into four 90 minute classes covering a range of subject areas. You will be required to attend for two full days a week, 9.30am until 4.30pm Access is an intensive study program; you must be completely committed to work hard and are required to maintain 100% attendance.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is on-going and developed through a portfolio of course work. A large proportion of your work will be essay or assignment based but you can also expect exams, presentations and project work. Each term will cover a different range of units and there are strict assessment deadlines linked to achievement of merit and distinction grades.

There are 45 credits available at merit and distinction level and some universities will make an offer conditional on achieving a specified grade profile.

What can I do next?

You will be applying to your chosen universities through UCAS around October, November time.  The Kensington and Chelsea College Access programme has excellent links with a wide range of universities and each year a number of our students progress to the Russell group universities. Progression routes have included: 

  • Radiography: City, South Bank, Hertfordshire, Portsmouth, Exeter Suffolk

Access to Midwifery Level 3

There is a shortage of midwives in the NHS and there are plans to increase the numbers in the next few years. Would you like to be a part of this rewarding profession? Did you leave school a long time ago? Did you fail to achieve your full potential at school? Do you feel it’s time for a new career, a change of direction? If you are over 19 and would like to gain the skills to go to university to study midwifery this is the course for you.

Depending on your chosen progression route, some universities may expect you to have gained experience working in a relevant vocational setting and are also likely to require a DBS check. It is strongly advised that you to have any required work experience in place by the time you begin your Access course.

Entry Requirements

The entry requirements for these Access courses are:

  • GCSE Maths A* to C
  • GCSE English A* to C

If you do not already hold these qualifications we advise you to gain these qualifications before enrolling onto Access to H.E. Many universities will be asking you for high grades in your work and you need to be sure these are achievable.
You should research university courses very carefully to make sure you have what they are looking for as you will be applying for a university place within the first term.

What Books And Equipment Do I Need?

  • You will need writing materials to take notes and store class handouts.
  • You will need access to a computer to produce your course work
  • A booklist is provided but there are no mandatory books to purchase.

Where will I Study ?

  • All classes are at the Chelsea, Hortensia Road SW10 0QS site.
  • There is a laboratory space used for some of the lectures.

What will I learn?

There are 5 Study Skills across all Access pathways and these support the academic skills you will need for both the course and for progression to higher education. There are a range of biology units that cover the main body systems, Cardiovascular, Respiratory, Skeletal, Muscular and Nervous; some pathways also complete a practical science unit. Pathways will have specialist units in Nursing, Midwifery, Paramedic and Sports Science and Radiography includes 3 units in Physics. Science pathways will study Biology, Physics and Chemistry.

How will I be taught?

You will be taught by subject specialists through a range of classroom based activities both theoretical and practical. Your day is divided into four 90 minute classes covering a range of subject areas. You will be required to attend for two full days a week, 9.30am until 4.30pm Access is an intensive study program; you must be completely committed to work hard and are required to maintain 100% attendance.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is on-going and developed through a portfolio of course work. A large proportion of your work will be essay or assignment based but you can also expect exams, presentations and project work. Each term will cover a different range of units and there are strict assessment deadlines linked to achievement of merit and distinction grades.

There are 45 credits available at merit and distinction level and some universities will make an offer conditional on achieving a specified grade profile.

What can I do next?

You will be applying to your chosen universities through UCAS around October, November time.  The Kensington and Chelsea College Access programme has excellent links with a wide range of universities and each year a number of our students progress to the Russell group universities. Progression routes have included: 

  • Midwifery: Kings, West London, Middlesex, South bank, Huddersfield,, Kingston

Access to Nursing Level 3

Would you like to be a part of this rewarding profession? Did you leave school a long time ago? Did you fail to achieve your full potential at school? Do you feel it’s time for a new career, a change of direction? If you are over 19 and would like to gain the skills to go to university to study nursing this is the course for you.

Accesses to Higher Education Diplomas are national qualifications which allow students without traditional Level 3 qualifications to apply for degree courses and enter university.

Our highly successful Access to Midwifery, Nursing, Paramedic Studies, Radiography, Science and Sports Science courses run over one year and are for students wishing to gain a level 3 qualification that allows them to progress onto a degree program.

To pass the diploma students have to achieve 60 credits, 45 are graded at Pass, Merit or Distinction and the remaining 15 credits are from compulsory study skills units which include; essay writing, research skills and critical thinking, the successful completion of which is designed to prepare students for the kinds of independent study that they will experience in Higher Education. This is a demanding intensive course and you will need to be highly motivated with a committed and organised approach and a genuine aptitude and passion for your subject. You are expected to self-study for a minimum of 10 extra hours a week in order to manage strict work deadlines and to cope with the work load.

Depending on your chosen progression route, some universities may expect you to have gained experience working in a relevant vocational setting and are also likely to require a DBS check. It is strongly advised that you to have any required work experience in place by the time you begin your Access course.

Entry Requirements

The entry requirements for these Access courses are:

  • GCSE Maths A* to C
  • GCSE English A* to C

If you do not already hold these qualifications, we advise you to gain these qualifications before enrolling onto Access to H.E. Many universities will be asking you for high grades in your work and you need to be sure these are achievable.
You should research university courses very carefully to make sure you have what they are looking for as you will be applying for a university place within the first term.

What Books And Equipment Do I Need?

  • You will need writing materials to take notes and store class handouts.
  • You will need access to a computer to produce your course work
  • A booklist is provided but there are no mandatory books to purchase.

Where will I Study ?

  • All classes are at the Chelsea, Hortensia Road SW10 0QS site.
  • There is a laboratory space used for some of the lectures.

What will I learn?

There are 5 Study Skills across all Access pathways and these support the academic skills you will need for both the course and for progression to higher education. There are a range of biology units that cover the main body systems, Cardiovascular, Respiratory, Skeletal, Muscular and Nervous; some pathways also complete a practical science unit. Pathways will have specialist units in Nursing, Midwifery, Paramedic and Sports Science and Radiography includes 3 units in Physics. Science pathways will study Biology, Physics and Chemistry.

How will I be taught?

You will be taught by subject specialists through a range of classroom based activities both theoretical and practical. Your day is divided into four 90 minute classes covering a range of subject areas. You will be required to attend for two full days a week, 9.30am until 4.30pm Access is an intensive study program; you must be completely committed to work hard and are required to maintain 100% attendance.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is on-going and developed through a portfolio of course work. A large proportion of your work will be essay or assignment based but you can also expect exams, presentations and project work. Each term will cover a different range of units and there are strict assessment deadlines linked to achievement of merit and distinction grades.

There are 45 credits available at merit and distinction level and some universities will make an offer conditional on achieving a specified grade profile.

What can I do next?

You will be applying to your chosen universities through UCAS around October, November time.  The Kensington and Chelsea College Access programme has excellent links with a wide range of universities and each year a number of our students progress to the Russell group universities. Progression routes have included: 

  • Nursing: Kingston, South Bank, Buckinghamshire

Access to Science Level 3

The Access to Science course is for students wishing to progress to university, to study on science-related courses such as Biomedical Sciences, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Environmental Science, Paramedic Science, Pharmacy, Food Science and Microbiology and some healthcare related degree courses. This is an intensive study programme and you will need to be completely committed and prepared to undertake self-study. It is recommended that you gain some experience in a relevant setting by the time you begin your Access to Science course.

To pass the diploma students have to achieve 60 credits, 45 are graded at Pass, Merit or Distinction and the remaining 15 credits are from compulsory study skills units which include; essay writing, research skills and critical thinking, the successful completion of which is designed to prepare students for the kinds of independent study that they will experience in Higher Education. This is a demanding intensive course and you will need to be highly motivated with a committed and organised approach and a genuine aptitude and passion for your subject. You are expected to self-study for a minimum of 10 extra hours a week in order to manage strict work deadlines and to cope with the work load.

Depending on your chosen progression route, some universities may expect you to have gained experience working in a relevant vocational setting and are also likely to require a DBS check. It is strongly advised that you to have any required work experience in place by the time you begin your Access course.

Entry Requirements

The entry requirements for these Access courses are:

  • GCSE Maths A* to C
  • GCSE English A* to C

If you do not already hold these qualifications, we advise you to gain these qualifications before enrolling onto Access to H.E. Many universities will be asking you for high grades in your work and you need to be sure these are achievable.
You should research university courses very carefully to make sure you have what they are looking for as you will be applying for a university place within the first term.

What Books And Equipment Do I Need?

  • You will need writing materials to take notes and store class handouts.
  • You will need access to a computer to produce your course work
  • A booklist is provided but there are no mandatory books to purchase.

Where will I Study ?

  • All classes are at the Chelsea, Hortensia Road SW10 0QS site.
  • There is a laboratory space used for some of the lectures.

What will I learn?

There are 5 Study Skills across all Access pathways and these support the academic skills you will need for both the course and for progression to higher education. There are a range of biology units that cover the main body systems, Cardiovascular, Respiratory, Skeletal, Muscular and Nervous; some pathways also complete a practical science unit. Pathways will have specialist units in Nursing, Midwifery, Paramedic and Sports Science and Radiography includes 3 units in Physics. Science pathways will study Biology, Physics and Chemistry.

How will I be taught?

You will be taught by subject specialists through a range of classroom based activities both theoretical and practical. Your day is divided into four 90 minute classes covering a range of subject areas. You will be required to attend for two full days a week, 9.30am until 4.30pm Access is an intensive study program; you must be completely committed to work hard and are required to maintain 100% attendance.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is on-going and developed through a portfolio of course work. A large proportion of your work will be essay or assignment based but you can also expect exams, presentations and project work. Each term will cover a different range of units and there are strict assessment deadlines linked to achievement of merit and distinction grades.

There are 45 credits available at merit and distinction level and some universities will make an offer conditional on achieving a specified grade profile.

What can I do next?

You will be applying to your chosen universities through UCAS around October, November time.  The Kensington and Chelsea College Access programme has excellent links with a wide range of universities and each year a number of our students progress to the Russell group universities. Progression routes have included: 

  • Science: Kent, Royal Holloway, Brighton, Kings, Southampton, London Metropolitan, St Mary’s

Pre Access Level 2 in Social Science & Humanities

Aimed at mature learners, who have been out of education for some time and who wish to develop a variety of academic and practical skills. This course offers ideal preparation for future studies at higher levels in a variety of areas; eg. Access to Law, Access to Humanities & Social Sciences.

What will I Study? Law Project Study Skills: Effective Learning, Crime and Society, English Court & Processes, Introduction to English Law, Introduction to Sociology, Law in Action, Criminal Law, Law in Action Tort, People in Law, Planning a Career in Law, Sources of English Law, Introduction to Psychology.

Access to HE Diploma ( Counselling)

This pathway is intended for students who wish to study for a psychology and/or Counselling degree at University. Our Diploma courses lead to nationally recognised qualifications that enable successful students to progress onto degree level study at University. The Psychology and Counselling Diploma programme is the most suitable route for you if you are looking to go on to study a degree in subjects such as: Psychology, Psychology with counselling, Counselling and Psychotherapy, Education with psychology, Sociology, Criminology, Psychology with Professional Development or other similar subjects.

The pathway will enable you to gain a solid introduction to the field of counselling, study key counselling methods such as CBT and Transactional analysis and also develop the skills you will need to become a successful counsellor. On the Psychology and counselling Diploma, you will study core modules in Study Skills, which will enable you to develop the essential skills you will need to be a successful student at University, along with three modules, namely, psychology, counselling and sociology.

If the degree you are aiming to study requires you to have GCSE in Maths and English, you will also have the opportunity to achieve these qualifications within your programme of study. You will receive extensive support throughout the course, including guidance around all aspects of your University application.