Access to HE Diploma (Health Science & Wellbeing)

This course is designed to help you learn and discover a range of topics and issues surrounding health and wellbeing in contemporary society with the aim of progressing to further study or employment. During your studies you will explore many of the key challenges and questions surrounding this topic, and in doing so, aims to give you the knowledge and transferable skills necessary for starting a rewarding and fulfilling career in Health and Wellbeing.

  • Course Information
    • Course Code
    • Validated By
    • Price
    • Attendance Pattern
    • Course Level
      Level 3
    • Course Location
      Chorley Campus
    • Age Group
      Adults (18+)
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  • Overview

    What will I learn?

    • Higher Education Toolkit
    • Introduction to Health and Wellbeing
    • Exercise, Health and Lifestyles
    • Concepts and Models of Mental Health
    • Principles of Nutrition
    • Planning a Practical Investigation
    • Introduction to Sports Science
    • Psychology of Wellbeing


    You will plan and carry out a research project and develop your study skills in: note taking, planning and structuring essays, critical and creative thinking and effective research and referencing.


  • Entry Requirements

    GCSE English and maths at Grade A*-C/ 9-4 or equivalent. Although not a requirement for this course, GCSE English and maths at grade A*-C/9-4 may be a requirement for progression to some careers and Higher Education Programmes. You will also be required to attend an interview with a member of our admissions team.

  • How will I be assessed?

    Assessment will be through assignment work, research projects, examinations, presentations, reports and reflective accounts.

  • Progression Pathway

    On successful completion of this course you will be able to progress to a higher level qualification / degree. It is important that prior to enrolling you research and contact the institution you wish to progress to, to ensure you are aware of the entry requirements for your chosen progression route and that this access course will be accepted as an entry requirement.

  • Health, Safety & Well-Being

    Runshaw College is committed to ensuring you have a happy, successful and productive time with us – ensuring your health, safety and well-being is at the heart of everything we do.

    We proactively encourage the disclosure of any disabilities or issues which may impact on your learning experience – this can be at interview, enrolment, or at any other stage during your studies. Any information you disclose will be held in strict confidence and will be used to assess your in-class support needs and inform a Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan (PEEP) to ensure your safe evacuation from the College in the event of an emergency. If you would like further information, please contact Course Enquiries on 01772 642040.

  • Safeguarding

    Runshaw College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment.