Home Study Course in Natural Health Sciences
Learn Health Science, chemistry and biology, at home
Study when and where it suits
Where does this course lead?
This course is excellent for people seeking a career in Natural Therapies or Health Support Services; or anyone with a passion for Alternative and Complementary Medicine. Best of all this whole Proficiency Award 1 can be completed online!
Where Can it Lead?
By itself, this course provides a broad based knowledge of human health; that may lead to a support position in a health or medical industry business (anything from front desk or administrative work to laboratory support or marketing). This course can also provide credit toward, and entry into higher qualifications with ACS and other institutions.
The Proficiency Award 1 may also be used to gain significant credits for the Pre Medical Diploma offered by Warnborough College in the UK and Ireland (which has been used in the past to gain entry to medical degrees in a number of overseas countries).
What makes the ACS Proficiency Award unique?
The proficiency awards offer a tiered award system - so you don't have to wait until the end of your qualification to gain an award.
How does that work?
Once you have completed 6 modules, you can receive an ACS Certificate. Complete 8 (plus 100hrs work experience), and receive an ACS Advanced Certificate. Complete 10 and receive a ACS Proficiency Award 1. Complete 14 (plus 100hrs work experience) and receive an ACS Proficiency Award 2. Complete 20 modules (plus 100hrs work experience) and receive an ACS Proficiency Award 3. Complete 24 modules (plus 100hrs Work Experience) and receive an ACS Proficiency Award 4.
Duration: 1000 hours
The Proficiency Award 1 consists of 10 modules:
- Anatomy & Physiology I
- Nutrition I
- Nutrition II
- Nutrition III
- Biochemistry I
- Biochemistry II
- Biochemistry III
- Biology (Cell Biology)
- Introduction to Psychology
- Counselling Skills I
Outlines for each of these modules can be found searching our web site; or in our handbook
Modules undertaken here can provide credit in a Pre Medicine Diploma through Warnborough. Warnborough has flow on arrangements that allow their graduates to move into Medical studies at certain universities approved by the World Health Organisation (WHO) elsewhere in the world.
HOW DOES STUDY GET YOU WORK?
Although doing a course may not guarantee you work – it will set you
apart from those that have not studied at all and it will improve your
personal choices when applying for jobs or give you and your clients
more confidence in you if you are looking to set up your own business.
it comes to applying for jobs - each job listed usually gets a huge
amount of response, when employers choose people to interview they will
look at a range of factors, what you have studied will be just one of
those factors. You need to be able to catch a potential employer’s
attention and stand out from the rest.
So what do you need?
communication skills: verbal, written and also the ability to use a
computer. Whenever we are offering people a service (such as health counselling etc. for example) they are looking for someone with a professional
approach and who instills a feeling of confidence.
solving skills: no matter what profession you work in you need to be
able to problem solve – in personal health, coaching this is important so
that you can construct programs to suit each individual. ACS courses
are based on developing problem solving skills and you do this through
your set tasks and assignments throughout the course.
and skills demanded of the job. In any job that involves people’s
health you must know what you are doing – this is something
you cannot do without the correct skills and knowledge and the only way
to get this is by undertaking a course and gaining personal experience.
- A passion for the work and willingness to learn.
- Presentation and grooming - people who present as being well organised and well-groomed will impress.
How Will A Course Help Me To Gain those Skills?
the right course will help i.e. one that develops knowledge, practical
and also your problem solving skills. Not all courses do this. At ACS
our courses focus on Problem Based Learning so this enables the student
to develop these skills and at the same time using this learning method
also improves you knowledge retention and recall.
What Can You do to Improve Your Career Prospects?
a course that you are passionate about – be open to learning and use
this course to start building your future. Today we are expected to keep
learning and studying in order to keep up with a world that is rapidly
changing. Learning is a lifelong experience. Study a course that makes
you stand out - a qualification that is different to all the other
applicants will always catch the attention of a boss, and may be the
difference between getting an interview or not.
with people in the industry, attend conferences and trade shows – make
yourself known to people in the industry in general.
- Try to build a range of skills – multi-skilled people catch the eye of the employer or potential employer.
a good CV and ask for help if you need it. Tutors at this school will
help our students with their C.V.'s if you ask -no cost. Resume Writing
services can also be used, but they charge.
- Recognise your weaknesses and work on improving them - not just academically. And also know your strengths and demonstrate them.
If you're not ready to commit to a Certificate yet, you may want to
try reading one of our ebooks! All are available to download onto your
android, ipad, notebook or laptop...