Course Type / Attendance

Full Time, Access to HE

Subject Area


Start Date


Course Length





Access, Diploma

Course Level


Award to be received

Access to Higher Education Diploma (Health)

Regulatory Body


Awarding Body

ONE Awards

Home / Course / Fast Track Access to Nursing- November to March

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?

Graded 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

Ungraded 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?

Fees: £3,250

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