Course Type / Attendance

Part Time, Access to HE

Subject Area

Access to HE

Start Date

Call 0191 511 6000

Course Length

1 Year


Bede, Washington


Adult, Higher Education



Course Level


Award to be received

Access to Higher Education Diploma (Health)

Regulatory Body

ONE Awards

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Who is this course for?

Adults who are over 19 years who wish to progress to Higher Education in the following areas of health :-

Physiotherapy, Radiography, Paramedics, Midwifery.

What do you need to apply for the course?

You are able to apply for this course if you have any of the following:

  • 4 GCSE’S at C or above
  • Any full level 2 or

Test the City Maths and English level 2 plus a strong profile.

What are the key things you'll learn?

The graded units of this course are:

  • Biology
  • BioChemistry
  • Psychology
  • Professional Skills
  • Contemporary Issues in Health

You will also study a range of ungraded units.

How you will learn

On this course you will experience a combination of teaching and learning styles as follows:

  • Classroom lectures
  • Workshop/Study sessions
  • Directed work with other students
  • Directed private study

Where could this course take you?

After the completion of this course you can progress to Higher Education.

What costs will you incur?

2017/18 course fees: £3,000.00 for daytime programme, £2,750.00 for the evening programme.

If you are aged between 19 and 23 years old (on the first day of your course) and do not already have a full Level 3 of higher qualification, you will not have to pay course fees. This may be different for learners studying on a course in the workplace.


If you are aged 19 or over, on the first day of your course, studying at Level 3 or above, you are able to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover the costs of your course, similar to arrangements for higher education students.