Bespoke course sets students on path to careers in care or social work

15th May 2019

Stratford-upon-Avon College is delighted to offer a newly-extended course in its Access to Higher Education programme.

Starting this September, its new Access to HE Diploma (Social Science & Health Professionals) is aimed at students interested in a wide variety of careers including nursing, midwifery, occupational therapy and social work.

Access to Higher Education Diplomas are widely recognised qualifications. They are designed as an ideal stepping stone for those who wish to progress to a higher education course but who lack the required entry qualifications, by providing students with the skills, knowledge and confidence needed to succeed at University.

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The College’s one-year Access to HE Diploma (Social Science & Health Professionals) offers the benefit of a flexible study programme – students are able to create their own bespoke course so they can be confident that their studies are specifically geared to their individual training and career aspirations. Specialisms include Biology, Health Studies, Psychology and Skills for Learning.

Nina Charles, Assistant Head of Health and Social Care, commented: “I’m pleased that the College has opened up its Access to HE Health course to include those interested in a career in the field of social work. This development will enable us to reach out to an even wider range of students and give them the opportunity to progress to higher education and ultimately to a successful career in their chosen profession.”

To help with the costs of the course, students aged 19+ may apply for an Advanced Learning Loan, with any outstanding repayments being written off on completion of a higher education course.

To discover more about the course and speak to lecturers, drop by the College’s Adult and University Level Open Event on Wednesday 12th June. Register your place at

Find out more about the College's Access to HE courses: Access to HE courses