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Access to HE: Nursing

This course will start in January 2021

About the course

A career in Nursing

Do you want a rewarding career with a high degree of flexibility and employment prospects, where you have a real chance to make a difference to people’s lives? Our Access to HE Diploma in Nursing will allow you to apply for a degree in Nursing, with a huge choice of specialisms including adult or children’s nursing, learning disability and mental health.

Not all careers need a degree, our Access to HE Diploma in Nursing is also an excellent route into health professional roles, such as clinical support and therapy-related roles.


Study Programme

The Access to HE Diploma offers you an alternative route to university or employment if you are aged 19+ and have been out of education for at least a year, the Nursing pathway is designed to enable you to develop academic skills, confidence and knowledge before applying to university or employment.

The core subjects for nursing are Nursing Studies and Biology. The remainder of the programme will comprise of Study Skills which are designed to provide you with essential skills underpinning learning on the course and in undergraduate study, for example, note-taking, research methodologies and report-writing skills. You will also be supported in your studies and UCAS application through a tutorial session.



This course requires a minimum of 90% attendance and the successful completion of 45 Level 3 credits and 15 Level 2/3 credits.

We understand that many adult learners prefer a flexible study programme which is why this one-year course will be delivered in a Blended Learning Style, meaning you will study some units at home through Microsoft Teams while other units will require you to attend classes at the college.


Quality Assurance

Our strong relationships with universities mean that our Access to Nursing Diploma is well suited to meet both their entry requirements and to prepare you for undergraduate study.

Further, the Access to HE Diploma is fully accredited through an Authorised Awarding body and regulated by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA), so are part of the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF).

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