Course Details

  • If a career in nursing has always been your dream, but you don’t currently have the qualifications needed to apply for a degree level course, then this Access to Higher Education Diploma in Nursing and Allied Health Professions could be just what you need.

    You’ll look at a diverse range of subjects within this field, focusing on core modules in Psychology, Biology and Sociology.

    Alongside the medical aspects of the course, you’ll also spend time looking at the social side of health care, including how to look after different types of people effectively, and how to deal with equality and diversity in the workplace. Each will give you a core understanding of essential medical topics, while also helping you to focus on Nursing as an important and varied discipline. As you increase your experience, you’ll be building a solid foundation of topical knowledge for midwife degree programmes.

    You’ll also develop all the skills you’ll need for success at university too, including essay writing, research and time management. This will ensure you’ll be fully prepared to continue your journey and face any challenge as you advance onto a higher-level course.

    You will study in the comfort of your own home using online materials. You’ll be supported through your studies with guided tutor tutorials and discussion forums with a peer group.

  • GCSE Maths and English at grade C/4 or above Functional skills at Level 2 or above in math, English and Science. Universities may require GCSE Biology, an option that we can make available to you. Experience in the sector or placement in a field related to your career goal is desirable..

    You should be self-motivated and able to study independently with reliable internet connection.

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

  • During this Nursing 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, presentations, discussion forums, assignments, and some exams.

  • An Access to Higher Education Diploma like this one in Nursing and Allied Health Professions gives you a direct route to a university-level degree.

    Whichever direction you choose to follow, you’ll be on a journey to a great career in a nursing related profession, whether you’d like to be a nurse in a hospital or care home, or a specialist health practitioner.

    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.

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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 with 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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