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Access to HE Diploma (Health Science Professions) Online

Access to HE Diploma (Health Science Professions) Online

1 Year Full Time or 2 Years Part Time



Course summary

On successful completion of the Access to Higher Education Diploma (Health Science Professions), you will receive a Skills & Education Group Access, QAA recognised, Access to Higher Education Diploma at Level 3 with 60 credits. As part of your programme, you will also receive help as well as guidance on your university application and the research you need to do to get the most out of your diploma.

Course requirements

· You will need GCSE English at Grade A-C (4-9) or equivalent (Level 2 Functional Skills) and GCSE Maths at Grade A-C (4-9) or equivalent (Level 2 Functional Skills).

· Some Universities will only accept GCSEs to meet entry requirements. They will also require you to have additional GCSEs at Grade A-C (4-9) for some courses, including a science for some pathways.

· As the course is fully online you must have strong ICT skills to enable you to cope with the demands of the course.

· You will also need to have your own laptop

· Modules include – 45 credits in Biology, Psychology, Sociology and Health Studies and 15 credits in Study Skills

· Online course – You will have the opportunity to come into college for ‘drop-in’ support sessions with your course tutor who can provide guidance and support with your assignments.

· Your learning will be fully online and will be managed and supported using the innovative PEARL platform, with ongoing support from the experienced Access to HE curriculum team.

Are there any additional costs the student should be made aware of?

Your UCAS application will cost £28.50.


Learning is assessed in a variety of methods to prepare you to study at university. These may include essays, report writing, online assessment, and presentations.

You must achieve 60 credits at Level 3 to be awarded the Access to HE Diploma:

Graded - 45 are Graded Credits in Academic Modules at Pass, Merit or Distinction

Ungraded: 15 are Ungraded Credits in Study Skills.

Learners who complete this qualification can progress to university for an Undergraduate Degree or Degree Apprenticeships


What are the career routes for this course?

Adult Nursing, Children’s Nursing, Learning Disabilities Nursing, Mental Health Nursing, Midwifery, Physiotherapy, Paramedical Science, Speech and Language Therapy, Audiology, Radiography, Biomedical Science, Health Studies, Public Health and Community Studies.

To discuss your options direct with the course tutor email

[email protected]

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