Access to Nursing and Healthcare Professions

The Access to Nursing and Healthcare Professions course is a one year course for students over 19 without the standard qualifications to enter higher education. The course comprises of Level 3 units (A level equivalent) in Health Studies, Psychology and Biology. Students without GCSE Maths and/or English language at C or above can study GCSE Maths and iGCSE English language while studying the Access course at no additional cost. As many degree courses related to nursing require relevant work experience, students are encouraged to undertake paid or voluntary work experience in a care setting while studying the Access course.

What qualification will I gain?

Access Diploma to Higher Education - Nursing and Healthcare Professions

Entry requirements?

None. Applicants are assessed in Maths and English before interview.

What progression options will I have?

Higher Education – Degree courses in all aspects of nursing including adult nursing, mental health nursing, children’s nursing, midwifery, paramedic science and radiography.

What costs are involved?

Tuition Fees:
16-18 - Not eligible to study this programme
19+ Advanced Learning Loan - £TBC

Exam and Registration Fees (payable by all aged 19 and over): £130

This course may also attract additional costs, for example, kit, uniform or books, that all students will be required to pay. Please contact the College for further details.

How will I be assessed?

Various including assignments, examinations and research projects.