Nursing and Midwifery

Access to Higher Education Diploma Science & Medical Sciences

Course Details


Qualification
Access to Higher Education Diploma
Subject Area
Science & Medical Sciences
Level
3
Age Group
19+
Locations

Openshaw Campus
(Evening Only - 1 year)

Openshaw Campus
(Full Time - 1 year)

External Buildings
(Distance Learning - 1 year)

Leaflet Code
L6878

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If you are interested in taking the nest steps towards a career in nursing, midwifery, or other health related professions the Access to HE Diploma (Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professions) is the course for you!

An Access to HE Diploma is a qualification designed specifically for adults returning to education who would like to go on to study at university (Higher Education). There are a range of reasons that students may choose to study an Access to HE Diploma. They may lack formal qualifications needed for university entry, they may want to develop their knowledge and confidence after being out of education for a while, or they may be considering on a career change that requires a fresh start.

The Access to HE Diploma is equivalent to studying three A Levels and supports students in developing the academic knowledge and skills required to begin their journey into Higher Education. It is important to note that an Access to HE Diploma is a challenging and intense course and students need to be highly motivated, dedicated and have a positive attitude to learning to succeed.

Whilst studying the Access to HE Diploma (Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professions) you will complete units in the following modules:
• Biology
• Psychology
• Sociology

In addition to these subject specific modules, the course includes developmental units to support you in developing your academic skills in preparation for university.

When applying to university, we will support you with completing your UCAS application, personal statement and we will provide you with an academic reference. It is important to note that successfully completing your Access to HE Diploma does not guarantee you a place at university. While most universities accept Access to Higher Education Diplomas, it is your own responsibility to check that your UCAS application meets the current entry requirements for your university course choices.

For entry on to the Access to HE Diploma (Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professions) you need to have achieved and have official evidence (e.g. certificates) of either:
• GCSE grade C/4 or above in English and maths (we will also accept IELTS at 6.5 or above with no aspect under 6.0 in place of GCSE English)
• Functional skills Level 2 in English and maths may be considered.
• Any combination of the above but must include both English and maths e.g. GCSE C English Language and Functional Skills Level 2 maths

You will also complete an initial assessment and an informal interview as part of the application process. If we feel that you are not quite ready for the Access to HE Diploma we may offer you a place on our Pre-Access course (Level 2) which will help you to prepare for level 3 study whilst studying English and maths qualifications alongside.

A range of assessment methods will be used to assess your progress throughout the academic year. These include essays, reports, short answer questions and presentations.

All assessments are designed to support you in preparing for study at university.

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.

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. Or progress on to degree-level study with our higher education partner, UCEN Manchester. Students progressing from The Manchester College will receive a cash award through the Achievers Scholarship. Whatever you choose, you'll continue to develop your knowledge for a rewarding career in the medical science sector, whether that's as a nurse or a department practitioner.

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.

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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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