Access to Higher Education: Nursing & Midwifery

Course Details

  • Start Date
    September 2019
  • Duration
    1 year
  • Attendance
    Full Time
  • Awarding Body
  • Cost
  • Centre Location
  • 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.

  • Course Description

    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.

    Placements/Work Placements

    Students are advised to organise their own work experience after consultation with universities.
  • 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.

  • Progression Opportunities

    • You will receive help and advice with the selection of university and college courses available to you, and with your application and interview procedures.
    • You will get lots of help in making decisions about your progression routes.
    • There are a variety of Higher Education instutions around the South West and nationally offering Nursing Degrees. Alternatively you may want to consider one of the following degree programmes at University Centre Somerset:
    • Other course options include Adult Nursing, Mental Health Nursing, Pediatric Nursing, or other healthcare-related areas

    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.

  • Entry Requirements

    • The motivation and willingness to learn!
    • There are no formal qualifications required for entry but you will undergo an initial assessment and interview to ensure you are on the right course for your skill level
    • This course is for students aged 19 and over