Part Time

Subject Area


Course Length

One year beginning in September 2017





Course Level


Award to be received

Access to Higher Education Diploma (Health)

Regulatory Body

QAA Approved

Awarding Body

ONE Awards

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Who is this course for?

Students who are 19 years and above who are wanting to apply to university for degrees in ;

Adult Nursing, Mental Health Nursing, Child Nursing, Learning Disability Nursing, Midwifery, Physiotherapy, Radiography, Occupational Health, ODP, Public Health, Health and Social Care.

What do you need to apply for the course?

4 GCSE’s at grade C or a full level 2 plus Maths and English at level 2.

Complete an English and Maths assessment and attend an interview.

What are the key things you'll learn?

Pathway Units, level 3, 9 credits : Human Biology, Professional Skills in Health Care, Contemporary Issues in Health, Psychology,Social Policy and Welfare * Biochemistry ( optional within Health Science Strand) = 45 credits@ level 3

Core units,ungraded : Higher Maths- level 3 ,3 credits, Study Skills -Level 2, 6 credits, English Writing Skills- level 2, 3 credits, English Comprehension, level 2, 3 credits = 15 credits

How you will learn

Lectures, Tutorials, Workshops,

Continuous Assessment involving building a portfolio to include :

Essays, Reports, Projects ,Academic Posters, Leaflets, Internal exams approx. three assessments per unit.

Deadlines and submission dates set internally and portfolios examined by external moderators.

Where could this course take you?

University courses and progression to Careers in the NHS and the Caring Professions.

Average salary for qualified Nursing staff = £23,000 approx.

What costs will you incur?

Tuition fees for the Access Diploma are wiped out when students pass their Access course and pass their degree. Fees will be incurred if students leave Access or University before they have completed.