Nursing and Midwifery - Access to Higher Education (HE) Diploma

Course Code: SD1FE20


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Start DateLocationDuration
06/09/2021University Centre1 YearApply

Course Overview

This course is ideal if you wish to have a career in nursing, midwifery, physiotherapy, radiography, occupational therapy, paramedic practitioner, operating theatre practitioner and other health related professions.

The Access to Higher Education (HE) Diploma is a qualification which will prepare you for study at degree level. If you would like to go to university but left school without the qualifications you need, then an Access to HE course could be for you.

The course is run over 1 academic year and is designed for learners aged 19 years and above. Advanced Learner Loans are available to help you fund your course.

Entry Requirements

  • 3 GCSEs at grade C or above including English Language and/or Maths.
  • NVQs may be accepted in place of GCSEs.

If you do not meet these entry requirements, please apply for the Health and Social Science (Pre Access) - Level 2 course.

Prior to enrolment literacy and numeracy assessments must be completed alongside a written exercise and an informal discussion with the course tutor.

Qualification Obtained

Access to HE Diploma (Nursing and Midwifery)

Career Options and Progression

Assessment Methods

Teaching and Learning Methods

The Access to HE course has a range of assessment methods including essays, reports, presentations and exams. There will be formal exams at the end of the programme.

  • Human physiology – 7 units
  • Social issues in healthcare – 4 units
  • Toolkit/ungraded – 3 units.

Assessment: assignments (including seen tests) = 86%, exams = 14%.

Classroom time is 340 hours over the year which equates to 10 hours a week. We would expect private study time (research/background reading/creation of drafts and final reports) to take an extra 10 hours a week.

Industry Placement and Field Trips

Other Costs and Equipment Needed

Expert Tutors

All staff involved in the delivery of adult education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.

Tuition Fees

Regulation and Accreditation

Terms and Conditions