Course description

The Access to Higher Education Diploma in Humanities and Social Science is a Level 3 qualification which will prepare you for studying at university. This qualification will give you the relevant academic skills and subject knowledge needed for progression to higher education; You will have the opportunity to study subjects such as:

  • Human Health and Disease
  • Sociology of Health and Illness
  • Health Psychology
  • Biology: Systems Physiology
  • Biology: Comunicable Diseases
  • Ethical Issues in Social Policy

What our former students say:

“The Access to University programme is far superior to any studying I have done previously at another college; the support given is what elevates Northern College.”

“Great tutors and I loved being in such picturesque surroundings. What a beautiful place to learn.”

Our next Access to Higher Education Diploma in Health Science Professions course starts in September 2022.

What can this course lead to?

BA (Hons) Nursing (Adult)
BA (Hons) Nursing (Mental Health)
BA (Hons) Nursing (Learning Disability) and Social Work
BSc (Hons) Midwifery
BA (Hons) Social Work
BSc (Hons) Paramedic Science

Potential future careers include but are not limited to Adult Nursing, Adult Nursing (Mental Health), Midwifery, Therapy and Counselling, Operating Theatre Practitioner, Podiatry, Social Work, Support Worker and Paramedic.

Want to learn more?

You can find out more about Northern College and the courses on offer at one of our Open Events.


Northern College, Yorkshire

Course session dates

This course will be delivered over 3 full days – Wednesday to Friday each week.

Course fees and funding support

If you already possess a level 3 qualification, you may consider covering the cost by applying for an Advanced Learner Loan (ALL) or arrange a payment plan with the college. Did you know you don’t need to repay your loan back if you complete a university degree afterwards, or until you are earning a certain amount? For full details and ALL eligibility visit:

Course Fee £3,384.00