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Access to Higher Education Diploma, Nursing

Course Overview

If you are over 19 and interested in training to become a nurse, but lack confidence because you may not have appropriate qualifications, an Access to HE course is a popular way to meet university entry requirements. During this course you will study a range of topics including the Human Body, the History of the NHS, and the Roles and Responsibilities of a Nurse.

 

This online course offers:

  • 100% online learning and 24-hour access to materials – study when it suits you, at your own pace
  • Advanced Leaner Loan funding for eligible applicants, any remainder of which is written off on completion of a degree
  • The equivalent of three A Levels

University Centre Somerset delivers:

  • Excellent teaching from outstanding staff, combined with extensive tutorial support through our distance learning model
  • A variety of exciting resources for you to use through our online platform
  • Support to achieve more than you think you can.

Course Overview

Course Overview

If you are over 19 and interested in training to become a nurse, but lack confidence because you may not have appropriate qualifications, an Access to HE course is a popular way to meet university entry requirements. During this course you will study a range of topics including the Human Body, the History of the NHS, and the Roles and Responsibilities of a Nurse.

 

This online course offers:

  • 100% online learning and 24-hour access to materials – study when it suits you, at your own pace
  • Advanced Leaner Loan funding for eligible applicants, any remainder of which is written off on completion of a degree
  • The equivalent of three A Levels

University Centre Somerset delivers:

  • Excellent teaching from outstanding staff, combined with extensive tutorial support through our distance learning model
  • A variety of exciting resources for you to use through our online platform
  • Support to achieve more than you think you can.

Assessment

Assessment Methods

You will produce a portfolio of work over the year including essays, reports, presentations and a research unit. You gain credits for the assignments you do. You accumulate credits towards the diploma. There is a minimum of one compulsory exam unit.

Entry Requirements and Progression

Progression

The Access to HE Diploma provides students with the necessary grounding to progress on to Higher Education courses. The majority of UK Universities will accept an Access to HE Diploma as an alternative to A Levels and other more traditional routes.

University Centre Somerset delivers:

  • Excellent teaching from outstanding staff, combined with extensive tutorial support through our distance learning model
  • A variety of exciting resources for you to use through our online platform
  • You will be supported to achieve more than you thought you could

Entry Requirements

  • Must hold GCSEs at grade 9-4 (A*-C) in English and maths.
  • GCSE Biology or Combined Science is desirable.

Fees

The course fee is £3384.00* per year of study.

For more information regarding course fees, please read our 'Fees and Funding' page.

*Fees are subject to review annually. The fees for existing students may be increased annually in line with the Retail Price Index.

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27th February 2024