Access to Higher Education Diploma: Health Science Professions (Level 3)

Access to Higher Education Diploma: Health Science Professions (Level 3)

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Access to Higher Education Diploma: Health Science Professions (Level 3)

From this course you will be able to either study further in healthcare, science and medical, pursuing a career in these industries.

The programme is designed to enable students to progress to study science and health related subjects at degree level. It is is divided into units grouped into subject areas for each of which you can gain credits. It is recognised by universities worldwide.

Access to HE courses aim to prepare mature students (19+) for entry onto a Higher Education course. It’s ideal for those who did not gain the qualifications needed for university whilst at school or college.

The Health Sciences pathway is a one year, full time course. It’s designed for people who want a career in the health care professions.

Duration 1 year
Study mode Full time or Evening
Start date 02/09/2019
Campus Technology Campus
Course code 70524-01, 70525-01
Fee £3,384.00 (Advanced Learner Loan Eligible)

What you learn

All units are class based and learning is facilitated by formal lectures, practical group work and ICT interaction. This diploma route is particularly relevant for those wishing to undertake degrees in Nursing or Midwifery.

Subjects offered include:

  • Human Biology (core)
  • Social Policy
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

More details on combinations and unit content can be discussed at the interview stage.

Benefits / Skills you will develop

You will develop the academic skills, knowledge and understanding to enable you to progress to University and pursue a professional career of your choice.

How you will be assessed

Assessment includes coursework and exams in two semesters over the year. Some units may include presentations. All work is internally moderated and externally moderated by assessors from the awarding body Certa.

Where is the course delivered (facilities / classrooms)

This course is delivered at our Technology Campus.

Entry requirements

You need GCSEs in Maths and English at grade C or above (Grade 4 or above if you did your GCSEs from 2017). Equivalent qualifications may be considered.

Additional requirements: Successful interview and demonstration of appropriate sector care values.

What's next

The Diploma is designed to give successful students an alternative entry qualification and route to many Higher Education courses both locally and nationally including nursing, midwifery, physiotherapy, radiography, and other health based subjects.

Following your application to an Access HE course you are strongly advised to research the individual entry requirements for the HE courses and universities you wish to progress to.

Progression opportunities

Students who have successfully completed the course have progressed to university to study Adult Nursing, Child Nursing, Mental Health Nursing, Midwifery, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, radiography, paramedic practice and audiology.

Campus Locations

Technology Campus

Cookridge Street
West Yorkshire
0113 3861997
Nearest train station
Leeds Central Station, 0.5 MilesWebsite