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    Hi everyone, I’m hooing/planning to become a mature student in 2018/19 or 2019/20. I’m an RGN, I’ve got a Ba(Hons) and 60 M points. I’m seriously thinking about applying to do postgrad OT course. I think I’ll need an access course though. Has anyone done an access course? Where does one do an access course? Does anyone know if there are any distance learning access courses that are suitable/accepted for entry to do OT? Thanks everyone
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    Hi everyone, I’m hooing/planning to become a mature student in 2018/19 or 2019/20. I’m an RGN, I’ve got a Ba(Hons) and 60 M points. I’m seriously thinking about applying to do postgrad OT course. I think I’ll need an access course though. Has anyone done an access course? Where does one do an access course? Does anyone know if there are any distance learning access courses that are suitable/accepted for entry to do OT? Thanks everyone
    1. You need to check whether an Access course will make your application viable or is needed at all. Uni entrance pages will tell you that.

    https://www.healthcareers.nhs.uk/exp...g-occupational

    2. You need to check funding, unless you are paying yourself. It may not be straightforward now you have a degree, as that may make you ineligible for funding. Talk to advanced learner loans.

    https://www.gov.uk/advanced-learner-loan

    3. There are two types of Access course that might work. Health and social care or science, but tbh if you became a nurse, then I cant see why you dont already meet the criteria and science. If you need any remedy then an A level might provide it.

    http://www.accesstohe.ac.uk/Access/F...ptcookies=true

    4. You can look up courses here.
    https://ava.accesstohe.ac.uk/SubSite...mids=2&dsid=32

    https://ava.accesstohe.ac.uk/SubSite...mids=2&dsid=39

    Be wary of distance learning courses. they arent for everyone and can be hard plus have limited support.
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    1. You need to check whether an Access course will make your application viable or is needed at all. Uni entrance pages will tell you that.

    https://www.healthcareers.nhs.uk/exp...g-occupational

    2. You need to check funding, unless you are paying yourself. It may not be straightforward now you have a degree, as that may make you ineligible for funding. Talk to advanced learner loans.

    https://www.gov.uk/advanced-learner-loan

    3. There are two types of Access course that might work. Health and social care or science, but tbh if you became a nurse, then I cant see why you dont already meet the criteria and science. If you need any remedy then an A level might provide it.

    http://www.accesstohe.ac.uk/Access/F...ptcookies=true

    4. You can look up courses here.
    https://ava.accesstohe.ac.uk/SubSite...mids=2&dsid=32

    https://ava.accesstohe.ac.uk/SubSite...mids=2&dsid=39

    Be wary of distance learning courses. they arent for everyone and can be hard plus have limited support.
    Wow! Thank you so much 999tigger 😊 that’s a real help. Thank you so much 😊
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    Wow! Thank you so much 999tigger 😊 that’s a real help. Thank you so much 😊
    Just do the research as it would be great if an Access course isnt needed or there are cheaper alternatives.

    Research and informal enquiries for all the courses you might apply for could save you thousands and a lot of time. It may be an A level or BTEC would be enough. You obviously think your present qualifications are deficient is, just check.

    I will say again distance learning access courses can end up being a difficult choice due to lack of support, so think carefully and choose wisely.

    Theres a number on the QAA page where you can talk to am Access course helpline.
 
 
 
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