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Access to Higher Education Diploma – Nursing and Midwifery

About the course

Get on the fast track to a professional career in Midwifery or Nursing. If you want to go to university but don't yet have the necessary qualifications this course is for you. For adults who want a career in Nursing and Midwifery.


Attendance is generally based on a timetable for 3/4 days a week covering specialist and core units. If students do not currently hold GCSE pass at grade C or above for English and maths students will attend functional skills and/or GCSE lessons leading to examinations.
Students who successfully achieve all of the above will be in a better position to access they university place.

Entry requirements

Level 2 English, Maths and Biology.
We will consider exceptions to this requirement, subject to any other qualifications or evidence of the required competencies.

Who is it suitable for?

Any adult who wants to progress to university to study specifically nursing and/or midwifery.

How much does it cost?

Fees apply to this course. If you're aged 19+ you can apply for an Advanced Learner Loan.
Contact Us or call 01279 868100 to get the most up-to-date info on fees and the financial support that may be available.

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Why study?

This course will prepare you for entry to a university course, even if you don't currently have the qualifications you need. Once you've achieved your Access to HE Diploma there are a wide range of higher education options open to you at the University of your choice. The career you always wanted is nearer than you think.

Where will this course take me?

Once you've completed this course you can go on to study for a Foundation Degree or Degree in Nursing and/or midwifery at a University of your choice.

Core modules

  • Applied Sociology: Welfare and Health
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Introduction to Human Physiology
  • Micro-organisms and Infectious Disease
  • Psychological Perspectives
  • Sociology of Health
  • Stress

Optional modules

In addition to the above specialist units students will study a range of core units including:

  • Academic Writing Skills
  • Comms speaking /listening
  • Exam Skills
  • SAPT
  • Research Project Methodology
  • Research Planning
  • Working with Groups
  • Communication Skills for Health Workers
  • Introduction to the NHS

How will I be assessed?

You will have an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) where you will set daily and weekly targets. These will be monitored regularly to ensure that your learning is successful and you can see your progression.

Will I have to provide anything?

You will need basic equipment such as pens, paper and a USB memory stick.

I'm interested. What should I do now?

Call 01279 868100 and talk to an Admissions Adviser
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