Course Advice

020 3757 3000

Health & Social Care

In order the gain the Access to HE Diploma learners must achieve a total of 60 credits. Of these 60 credits 45 credits must be achieved at Level 3 from graded subject specific units.

  • Entry Requirements, Units, Assessment and more...

    Entry Requirements

    Learners will need to hold GCSEs at grade 9-5/4 (A*-C) in English Maths and Science.

    Assessment Method

    • Case studies- Oral presentation- Practical tasks/demonstrations- Question and answer (written and oral)- Tests/exams with seen or unseen papers- Tutor observation- Worksheets- Written assignments- Written essays/reports

    Aims of the course

    To give learners a general introduction to the basic concepts methods and key areas of knowledge within the core disciplines taken and offer a coherent and stimulating framework within which they can broaden their intellectual outlook and make connections between subject areas;- To help learners to develop and consolidate the various skills required to enable them to cope successfully with the demands of undergraduate study and to become independent self-directed learners

    Progression Opportunities

    Higher Education study in areas related to Health and Human Sciences. These may include some of the following areas of Degree level study: Health and Social Care Mental Health Nursing Midwifery Nursing Nutrition Public Health and a wide range of combined and related degrees.


    Access to Science lab where science-based units require practical work.- Access to IT facilities with specialist software as appropriate.- Access to learning resources and online facilities.- Access to VLE or other system such as Microsoft Teams Google Classroom.- Access to resources for specialist learner support and reasonable adjustments.

    Career Options

    Health and Allied Professions

Course Details

Venue Lewisham Way
Day/Eve Day
Mode Full Time
Duration 36 weeks
Start Date 05/09/2022
End Date 30/06/2023
Course Code 3HCAF9A0


For up-to-date information about tuition fees, living costs and financial support, visit Fees and Finance.

16-18 Free
19-24 £ 3,384
24+ £3,384
International £9,000
Serifat Kareem

Serifat Kareem

"Coming to Lewisham College gave me time to truly think about what I wanted to do as an undergraduate student, it really helped my decision to study for a Master’s afterwards – particularly the 'Professional Development' module."

Saikou Sanyang

Saikou Sanyang

"We had a great bond as a class, and our course tutor was always willing to go the extra mile to support learners. I feel that I have really grown both personally and professionally."

Key information

We want to get you on a course and working towards your career as soon as possible. But there are some things you need to know...

Open Days Find Us Enrolment Fees & Finance FAQs Contact Us

Apply Now

Search for a course or your favourite subject, find more information and begin your application.


Do you have a course query and need us to contact you?

This field is required
This field is required
This field is required.
Required field
Invalid Input
Invalid Input
Invalid Input
Invalid Input
Invalid Input
This field is required.
This field is required.
Invalid Input

Coronavirus update

Lewisham College is closely monitoring all communications and guidance as it becomes available. This information is for students and staff and reflects updates from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and Public Health England (PHE). We are prepared to escalate our contingency arrangements in the event of change.

The government is monitoring the situation closely and will continue to work with the WHO and international community. For staff and students it remains business as usual across our sites and our workplaces.

Please note that, at present, this advice refers only to arrivals from Wuhan, and not the remainder of China. If you have returned from Wuhan you should:

General guidance for those planning visits to Wuhan or other destinations in China

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) maintains updated travel advice for those planning a trip to Wuhan or other destinations in China. This is available at:


This advice is derived from The Department of Health and Social Care will be publishing updated data on a daily basis at 2pm until further notice:

Supplementary Q&A for individuals wishing to know more around how the UK is managing the risk: