Course Details

  • Have you ever thought about what it might be like to be a physiotherapist? Would you like to aid someone’s recovery and perhaps even help them to walk again? If this is something you’re passionate about, but you don’t currently have the qualifications necessary, then our Access to Higher Education Diploma Health and Physiotherapy is the perfect place to begin.

    You’ll develop an excellent understanding of the medical and health care industries, with a focus on physiotherapy and its associated roles. Throughout the year, you’ll study three core modules: Human Biology, Psychology and Maths and Physics. This will give you the foundations you need to study a physiotherapy-related degree.

  • To be eligible for this Access to Higher Education Diploma in Health and Physiotherapy,GCSEs at grade C/4 or above / Functional skills at Level 2 or above in maths and English. You can study a GCSE alongside this diploma, if you do not have these grades in one subject or the other. Some universities may require Science at Grade C/4 or above and that option is available for you studying GCSE Biology alongside. As with most medical-based university courses, work experience is always desirable in order to increase your progression options

    Prospective students should check the entry requirements of their preferred university to ensure the best possible opportunity for progression.

  • During this Health and Physiotherapy Diploma, you’ll be assessed through a variety of methods to help develop your knowledge and skills and to prepare you for university. This will include tutorials, practical laboratory sessions, presentations, assignments, discussion forums and some exams.

  • After you have completed this Access to HE Diploma in Health and Physiotherapy, you’ll have all the skills and qualifications you need to apply to university and advance onto a degree-level course in Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Sports Science, Podiatry, Nursing, or other health-related courses.

    You could choose to stay with us at The Manchester College and complete a degree-level programme in Applied Psychology, Applied Biology, Health Care Studies or Social Care Professions. Whatever you choose, you’ll continue to develop your knowledge for a rewarding career in the medical science sector.

    You could also stay with us at The Manchester College and complete a degree-level programme in Psychology, Applied Biology, Health Science or Social Science. Whatever you choose, you’ll continue to develop your knowledge for a rewarding career in the medical science sector, whether that’s as a physiotherapist, a nurse or a department practitioner.

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  • Depending on your circumstances, you may need to pay tuition fees for this Access to Higher Education Diploma.

    There are a number of different funding and finance options to help you afford your tuition at The Manchester College, with dedicated support from the government, bursaries and grants, and special loans to cover any tuition fees.

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  • Our course enquiries team is on-hand to answer any questions you might have about this qualification, the application process, enrolment, or anything else about life at The Manchester College.

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