Access to Higher Education - Level 3 Nursing, Midwifery or Health Professionals
- Access to Higher Education offers an alternative route to A Levels or BTEC courses
- Our Access to Higher Education programme has successfully launched students into a variety of courses and careers.
Please join us - this could be an exciting beginning to the rest of your life! We offer a life-changing and academic preparatory course to progress to university-level study.
This programme of study is truly life changing. Offering an alternative route to traditional A Levels, the course has many different methods of teaching and assessment with an emphasis on building confidence and skills. Our achievement rates for our Access to Higher Education Diploma are amongst the top in the UK and the course has successfully launched many adult students into a variety of careers. We have skilled and experienced staff who are familiar with the specific concerns and difficulties encountered by people returning to full-time education after a break. Students find that they also gain a great deal of support from other members of the group. The course boosts students’ self confidence and opens their minds to new areas of interest.
Qualifications: Three Diplomas are offered (subject to numbers)
- Level 3 in Access to Higher Education Diploma (Health Professionals)
- Level 3 in Access to Higher Education Diploma (Nursing)
- Level 3 in Access to Higher Education Diploma (Midwifery)
Duration: 34 Weeks
There are three possible routes:
- Access to Higher Education Diploma (Health Professionals)
- Access to Higher Education Diploma (Nursing)
- Access to Higher Education Diploma (Midwifery)
The course modules for Access to Higher Education Diploma (Health) include:
Skills for Learning (2 units), Biological Science (5 units), Health Studies (7 units), Sociology (4 units) and an Extended Essay on a topic of your choosing.
Popular units (4 examples):
· Human Disease and Prevention
· Health Promotion
· Poverty & Health
All choices are subject to change and sufficient enrolments. The course aims to accommodate, as far as possible, other commitments students may have. Teaching hours amount to 14 hours a week within family-friendly hours and 20 self-study hours. It is an excellent way to make a new start. These pathways all include a placement unit to enable students not currently working in the sector, the valuable experience they need to gain a place at university.
A number of different teaching methods are used to acquaint you with those used in higher education, including seminars, discussions and workshops. You will attend lectures and study independently using college facilities. Assessments include essays, projects and oral presentations as well as open and closed-book examinations. The course is credit based and you are awarded credits for work that you have successfully completed. When you have accumulated enough credits, you will be awarded an Access to Higher Education Diploma.
- A minimum of maths and English GCSE at grades 9-4 (A*-C)
- Successful completion of; interview, taster day, comprehension exercise, literacy and numeracy assessment.
An Access to Higher Education Diploma will open doors to Higher Education. In addition, the work on the course will prepare for studying at degree level. Finally, it will boost students’ self-confidence and open their mind to new areas of interest.
You could progress on to a BSc Degree in topics such as Adult Nursing, Midwifery, Paramedic Science, Occupational Therapy, Paediatric Nursing.
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University-level courses can be found in our Higher Education Course Guide. To request a copy contact:
T: 0800 032 1986
Please note, the costs given below are subject to change.
Aged 16–18 years: There are no tuition or examination fees
Aged 19 or over (at the start of the course): Different fees apply depending on your individual circumstances and prior qualifications. Almost all our learners apply for a Learner Loan and this is written off when they gain a place at university. For students aged 19+ years and above, tuition fees are £3,022 (at time of print). Students 19 years and above may apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to fund the tuition fees.
Telephone: 0800 032 1986