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5 reasons to take an Access to HE Diploma in a Healthcare related subject

The Health Pathway of the Open Awards Access to HE Diploma is more popular than ever with both our learners and centres. We thought we would reflect on why courses in this sector area continue to make sense for learners working at Level 3 working in the Northwest and the country as a whole.

  1. You will be in demand: Labour market projections show that the number of jobs in this sector are set to grow significantly by 2022 at a national and regional level as the graph below shows.

Health and Care Industries - Northwest and England Workforce Projections

 

 

Region

2014 Jobs

2022 Jobs

Change

% Change

Northwest

451,210

502,623

51,413

11.4%

England

3,741,398

4,077,322

335,924

9.0%

        2. You will get your Access to HE Diploma course paid for by the Government if you go on to get a degree: If you are aged 19+ can apply for an Advanced Learning Loan to cover the cost of tuition for your Access course. If you then go onto study a Higher Education course, and completely successfully, the loan for your Access Diploma will be written off. This means you basically get your Access to HE Diploma for free!

       3. You will have loads of jobs to choose from: According to Health Careers, there are more than 350 different careers on offer, meaning there is something for everyone. You can work hospitals and clinics directly with patients, or in laboratories, research and training. Here are some of the job roles and their projected growth by 2022:

Description

Number of jobs (2014)

Number of Jobs (2022)

% Change (2014 - 2022)

Nurses

68,060

75,551

11%

Medical practitioners

23,654

26,208

11%

Senior care workers

8,082

8,802

9%

Social workers

7,188

7,246

1%

Midwives

4,928

5,463

11%

Physiotherapists

4,664

5,155

11%

Residential, day and domiciliary care managers and proprietors

4,490

4,857

8%

Health services and public health managers and directors

3,813

4,296

13%

Social services managers and directors

3,844

3,995

4%

Medical radiographers

3,577

3,998

12%

Occupational therapists

3,057

3,395

11%

Medical and dental technicians

2,462

2,804

14%

Laboratory technicians

2,255

2,729

21%

Psychologists

2,238

2,545

14%

Health care practice managers

2,186

2,411

10%

        4. It is really rewarding! Working in healthcare make a difference in people’s lives. Caring for people and helping others lead healthy lives is satisfying and important5

        5. You will have lots of great employers to choose fromThe NHS is by far and away the largest employer in healthcare in the UK offering great and varied career paths across the county. However there are also lots of private and voluntary organisations that can offer great opportunities to health care professionals. For example:

  • Age UK
  • British Red Cross
  • Bupa
  • BMI Healthcare
  • Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) UK
  • Nuffield Health
  • Ramsay Health Care UK

If you are a learner interested in taking the Access to HE Diploma in a healthcare then you can find the course nearest you using the QAA Access to HE Course directory. If you are learning provider interested in offering an Access to HE Diploma with Open Awards then you can find out more about how to work with us here.

 

 

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