Access to Higher Education Diploma (Health Professionals)
The Access to higher education diploma is a course that enables adults to progress to university. The Health Professionals pathway is ideal for anyone interested in working in:
- Adult Nursing
- Paediatric Nursing
- Mental Health Nursing
- Occupational Therapy
- Speech and Language Therapy
- Any other health professional role
The core subjects you cover are health studies, psychology and biology. Alongside three core academic subjects, you will receive training in study skills, support in academic writing and referencing, as well as guidance with the UCAS application process.
The Health Professionals pathway is widely accepted on a variety of university courses including Nursing, Mental Health Nursing, Midwifery, Occupational Therapy, Paramedic Training and many more.
If you are under 24, and haven’t achieved a Level 3 before, your course can be funded. Alternatively, you can apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to pay for your course fees, which you will not have to repay if you progress to University and complete your degree.
Please check the website of your chosen university for their entry requirements.
- You must have English and Maths GCSE Grade 4(C) or equivalent for all Access to HE Diplomas (exceptions will be considered if you do not need this criteria in order to progress to your selected Higher Education Institute)
Human reproduction, growth and development
Ethical issues in contemporary healthcare Inequalities in health and illness
Communication within healthcare
Human nutrition and the digestive system
The human endocrine and nervous system
Please choose your preferred study option below (subject to change).
This course costs: £
If the amount shown is more than £0.00 and you are aged 19 and over at the start of the course, you may have options to help fund your studies with us. The funding you can receive depends on your personal circumstances, and could mean you are entitled to fully subsidised or reduced tuition fees.
This course is fully funded for 16-18 year olds (if applicable to the course).
You may also be entitled to support with travel, childcare and equipment.
To find out exactly what you could receive, contact our Helpzone team on 08000 380 123 for a free, impartial appointment, with no commitment necessary.
“I really enjoyed studying Health and Social Care. You're treated as an adult at the College and the tutors get to know you on a personal level, they are really supportive and their knowledge is invaluable. I felt as though I grew as a person during my time there, which is so important."Caitlyn Crofts