Access to Higher Education Health Science Professions
The Access to Higher Education in Healthcare Professions is your exciting route to healthcare studies like nursing and medical sciences. You’ll also explore interesting topics such as the human body and medical ethics, paving the way towards a fulfilling healthcare career.
At the moment we have no available dates for this academic year. We will be updating our courses later this term for 2023 – 2024 dates.
What are the entry requirements?
You will need a GCSE in English Grade 9-4 (A*-C) or Functional Skills English Level 2. Previous experience in the subject, through work or education, is desirable. To secure a place on this course you will be required to attend an interview and demonstrate sufficient reading and writing skills.
How much does this cost?
This course is free to all eligible students aged 19 to 23 who have not previously gained a full Level 3 qualification. If you already possess a Level 3 qualification or are over the age of 24 you may consider covering the cost by applying for an Advanced Learner Loan (ALL) or arrange a payment plan with the College.
The course is tailored to prepare you for university, equipping you with essential skills such as critical thinking, advanced research abilities, and refined writing skills. If a career in healthcare is your goal, this Level 3 diploma could serve as the ideal foundation for your academic journey.
You will have the opportunity to study subjects such as:
Human Health and Disease
Sociology of Health and Illness
Biology: Systems Physiology
Biology: Comunicable Diseases
Ethical Issues in Social Policy
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.
Course session dates
This course is taught over three days per week. Monday – Wednesday.
This is equivalent to Access to Higher Education, A-Levels grades A to E or an Advanced Apprenticeship.
Amazing college and amazing tutors. I can't believe how quick the time went. I've left not only achieving my Diploma in Humanities and Social Science; I've also taken with me confidence and aspirations to be the best I can be.
They do everything they can to support you and help you, and it really does feel like a little community whether you live there or not. My confidence has grown immensely since starting here and I will miss coming when my Access to Higher Education Diploma is finished!
It's a life changing place. I started the access course in 2013 without a qualification to my name and not much hope. Last year I started my PhD. I'm now a different person.
Northern College for adults changed my life. I did short courses and an Access to Higher Education course. I am now a midwife with a first class degree.
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