Ruskin College offers residential adult learning to people of all ages and backgrounds. For many of our adult learners, financial, personal or social obstacles have made it impossible for them to take educational chances earlier in their lives. Ruskin exists to put that right. Our Access courses offer the opportunity to progress to university to those returning to learning and our wide-ranging Enrichment programme allows you to make a confident application to university.

For us, education is about social change too. By transforming the lives of adults who deserve a second chance in education, we know that they will make their communities better places too.

We are no ordinary college. Everything we do has a social purpose and we take pride in our continued activism in search of a fairer society, which all started when we were established 120 years ago.

General information

Duration of courses: 9 months
Learning support: Ruskin is proud of the quality and quantity of learning support offered to ensure our learners succeed. Out Access courses have a dedicated Learning Support teacher in each class and individual support is available outside lessons. The very generous Bursary will fund the childcare, equipment and resources you need for studying. You have full access to the Library and IT suite.
Accessibility: Ruskin is located centrally in Oxford on a beautiful, quiet campus. It is easy to reach by public transport. We are fully accessible to learners who may have a disability. .
Pre-Access: Yes

Course

Access to HE Diploma (Health and Social Care)

Attendance: Full-time. We offer the option of residential accommodation on campus.
Progression: After completing one of our healthcare-related Access courses, learners can choose between university study or an Apprenticeship. Students have progressed to studying Adult Nursing and Mental Health Nursing at Oxford Brookes with half of our learners taking up Apprenticeships in Midwifery, Operating Department Practice or Nursing at the Oxford University Health Trust. University entry requirements may include additional requirements such as GCSE English, Maths or Science. Students are advised to check requirements before committing to a demanding, full-time Access course.
Location: Old Headington, Oxford

Learner Information Sheet - Access to HE Diploma (Health and Social Care)

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Access to HE Diploma (Nursing)

Attendance: Full-time. We offer the option of residential accommodation on campus.
Progression: After completing one of our healthcare-related Access courses, learners can choose between university study or an Apprenticeship. Students have progressed to studying Adult Nursing and Mental Health Nursing at Oxford Brookes with half of our learners taking up Apprenticeships in Midwifery, Operating Department Practice or Nursing at the Oxford University Health Trust. University entry requirements may include additional requirements such as GCSE English, Maths or Science. Students are advised to check requirements before committing to a demanding, full-time Access course.
Location: Old Headington, Oxford

Learner Information Sheet - Access to HE Diploma (Nursing)

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Access to HE Diploma (Social Science)

Attendance: Full-time. We offer the option of residential accommodation on campus.
Progression: You study a wide range of units on this Access course drawn from Sociology, Psychology and Politics. You can progress from this course to Ruskin’s degree courses in Community Development and Youth Work or Social Work. Learners have also gone on to study at Oxford Brookes University, Sussex and Swansea, choosing degrees such as Law, Development Studies, Psychology and Counselling.
Location: Old Headington, Oxford

Learner Information Sheet - Access to HE Diploma (Nursing)

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Contact details

enquiries@ruskin.ac.uk

www.ruskin.ac.uk

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Ruskin College
Dunstan Road
Old Headington
Oxford
OX3 9BZ

Tel: 01865 759600