Learn direct access courseWatch
I am doing an access course with them now. The website is bright and easy to read and the work is interesting. However the support from tutors isn't great and you need to have a lot of motivation to get through it. If you can wait to go to collage then do that 1000% if you have no choice then this is as good as anything 🙂
Hi, I've just started the access to health course. I'm only on the first unit but it seems easy to navigate and the learndirect people were great when I had questions before signing up. Like you I don't have time for college at present so this is my only option. Which access course are you interested in? I'd say just go for it, if it's something you really want to do.
I'm on unit 9 of 21 and have distinctions in the graded units so far, it's definitely a great alternative. But if it wasn't for childcare issues then I would have certainly gone to collage instead. Good luck anyway, I hope you smash it 😊
There mostly reports, essays and then you get timed assessments. Everything is done online no Skype tests. It's nice and straight forward and this will sound daft but read the question they ask properly x
I sent them a message on Facebook and they replied quickly. I spoke to someone on the phone after I had signed up because I hadn't heard anything! I also emailed them yesterday and they got back to me today. I actually emailed to ask about the timed exams because the uni I want to go for won't accept access courses where the exam is done without an invigilator present 😕 Not good news! I've just about finished the first unit, started on Saturday but waiting for my new laptop to arrive to do a spreadsheet. I've got 2 small children too so that's why I've done it with them, I work part time and can't afford to give up work just yet!
I've chosen the nursing pathway. I'm hoping to go to Nottingham or Derby! I'm a bit reluctant to carry on now though because of this problem! I'll get in touch with the uni's later when the kids are asleep! I'll be gutted if they won't accept it. Not sure what my other options would be. Where do you want to go to uni? Which pathway do you want to do?
Good luck getting everything sorted! Let me know what they say about the access course. Be nice to keep in touch if we do both continue with the course! I think a few of the modules are the same on the nursing & midwifery.