Health & Social Care

Access to Higher Education - Nursing and Allied Health Professions - J004

Hamilton Campus Full Time Level 3 Duration 36 weeks

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This course is a preparation for entry to a degree or Higher Diploma course in health care including Nursing, Midwifery, Paramedics, Operations Dept Practitioner, Occupational Therapy and other related health care professions.

Course Details

Four areas are studied, these are:

  • Human Biology
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Health Studies

In addition a research project will be undertaken chosen from one of the subject areas. Credits are awarded for the Access course modules. To achieve the Access Diploma, you must gain all 60 credits, including a minimum of 45 credits at Level 3. There are 20 units worth 3 credits each; 6 units of Biology, 4 of Psychology, 3 of Health Studies, 3 Sociology and 4 development units. 15 units are graded, while 5 must be passed but are not graded. The Access to HE Diploma is awarded by Openawards.org.

Timetable Info

January Start:
Monday 09:00 — 15:00 Tuesday 09:00 — 15:00

Entry Guidelines

This course is for students aged 19plus.

GCSE qualification in English and maths at Grade 4/C or above, or equivalent English and maths qualifications such as Level 2 Functional Skills English and Maths.

Office use only. Non Standard 45a.
Assessment Method

Assessments are continuous with reports:

  • reports
  • essays
  • assignments
  • presentations
  • examinations
  • Where can I progress to?
    Degree or Higher Diploma courses in health related subjects, such as Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedics etc. Obtaining the Access to HE Diploma in Nursing and Allied Health Professions does not guarantee entry into any HE course.

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    Starting 9th January 2024 - Ending - 8th November 2024

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    If you are aged 19 or over:

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    Find out if you are eligible for free funding here, or contact our student service team on 0151 551 7777.

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    Fee : £3384.00

    This is a full level 3 course

    The fee quoted is for the academic year 23/24.

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