Access Programme

Duration: 1 year

Mode: Full-time

Target Group

The programme is offered to S5 learners and mature applicants (in and out of service) who are not meeting the entry requirements to enrol on a diploma programme but however, show a great interest to pursue a career in health.

Required Courses

The programme comprises courses which are divided into four areas:

Preparing for the Health Sector Introduction to the Health Care Services
Languages, Sciences and Mathematics English 1/2
Mathematics 1/2
Biology 1/2
Chemistry 1/2
General Studies Life Skills Education
Work-Shadow Experience Professional Experience: Health Care

Work-Shadow Experience

This area will provide learners with first-hand experience of health care in Seychelles. This essentially entails observation and reflection of the practical component of health care. Learners will have opportunities to interact with professionals in health care as well as undertake site visits relevant to the area concerned.

Completion of Programme and Progression

Upon successful completion of the programme, learners will be issued with a transcript

Learners can further enrol on a diploma programme of their choice which is on offer.

Selection of Professional Pathway

Learners who have completed the programme and who meet the criteria for progression will be required to complete a form stating their preferred professional pathway in one of the following programmes on offer at the particular time:

-Diploma in Nursing

-Diploma in Pharmaceutical Sciences

– Diploma in Environmental Health Sciences

– Diploma in Biomedical Laboratory Sciences

– Diploma in Dental Hygiene

– Diploma in Physiotherapy

– Diploma in Occupational Therapy

– Diploma in Emergency Medical Care

– Diploma in Nutrition

Minimum Entry Requirements

International Examinations:   Attempted IGCSE in English at Grade E

And National Examinations: 40% or above in Maths, and Biology or Chemistry.

(And a minimum of 3 years of work experience in a health-related field for mature applicants only.)