Who is this course for?
This very popular course is for you if you are interested in returning to education with the aim of training to be a nurse but lack confidence because you may not have appropriate qualifications. The Access to HE course is designed to meet your needs by helping you to gain new skills and qualifications. You can use the qualification to gain a place at university or to enhance your career prospects.
You choose a diploma and academic subjects suitable for your career aspiration. All our Access Diplomas are made up of three Level 3 units with graded Academic Subject Content (ASC) and other Level 2 or ungraded Level 3 Academic Preparation Skills units (APS) which offer generic, introductory or personal development skills.
On the Nursing Diploma you can therefore choose three from the following subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Psychology or Sociology. You will also study core components such as Study Skills and ICT.
Teaching and Assessment
You will produce a portfolio of work over the year. You gain credits for the assignments you do. You accumulate credits towards the diploma. There are exams in some subjects.
Please note: most university courses require GCSE Maths and/ or English. There is opportunity to study both alongside your Access programme if you need to.