Access to Higher Education

Nursing and Midwifery

Access to Higher Education Diploma
Leaflet Code: L6878


Overview

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.

  • External Buildings
  • Distance Learning
  • 1 year
  • September 2023
  • Openshaw Campus
  • Full Time
  • 1 year
  • September 2023
  • Openshaw Campus
  • Part Time
  • 1 year
  • September 2023

For students interested in Nursing pathways: (a) GCSE Maths and English Language at grade C/4 or above or (b) Functional skills at Level 2 or above in Maths and English Language (a good grade in Science/Biology will be an advantage) or (c) GCSE Maths or English Language at grade C/4 or above and a grade D/3 (or Functional Skills L2) in either Maths or English Language. You will be required to re-sit the GCSE you achieved a grade D/3 in alongside the Access Diploma. For students interested in Midwifery pathways: GCSE Maths, English Language and Science (or Biology) at grade C/4 or above. For all health-based courses, experience in the sector or placement in a field related to your career goal is desirable.

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.

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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