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.


1 year

Attendance is generally based on a timetable for 3 days a week. 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 and/or Maths.

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.

Please note: there is no upper age limit for this course.

How much does it cost?


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?

On completion of this course students have gone to university to study degrees in:

  • Adult nursing
  • Children's nursing
  • Mental health nursing
  • Midwifery
  • Paramedic science

Ungraded Modules

HE Study Skills (Level 3, 9 credits)

Application of Number - Calculations (Level 2, 3 credits)

Maths in a Nursing Context (Level 2, 3 credits)

Graded Modules

Research Project – Methodology (Level 3, 6 credits)

Person-Centred Approaches (Level 3, 9 credits)

Health Studies: A Medical Condition (Level 3, 3 credits)

Digestion and Nutrition (Level 3, 6 credits)

Anatomy and Physiology (Level 3, 6 credits)

The Role of Nurses and Midwives (Level 3, 3 credits)

Becoming a Reflective Practitioner (Level 3, 3 credits)

Health and Social Care Placement (Level 3, 3 credits)

Health and Illness (Level 3, 6 credits)

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
Ask Us a question about this course