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Access to HE Diploma: Health

This is a one year course designed to give students the necessary qualifications to be able to apply for health related courses at university.

36 Weeks
Theory & Practical

Entry Requirements: GCSE English Language and Maths Grade C or 4 and above or, Functional Skills L2 English & L2 Maths

Course Info

Degree courses students can go onto study may include: midwifery, adult nursing, mental health nursing, child nursing, podiatry, paramedic, ODP, physiotherapy, radiography, occupational therapy and many others.

However, students need to be aware of the additional GCSE requirements that the universities may require in order to apply for one of these course. It is strongly recommended that students check these requirements before applying for this Access to HE Diploma: Health course.

The course itself includes 21 credits of Anatomy and Physiology and also includes units in Health Promotion, Health Psychology, Values and Care Based Practice, English Language and an Access Project.

It can provide you with a wealth of knowledge that will enable you to confidently apply for a university place, and will prepare you for the study demands of a higher education course.

Apprehensive of studying a Level 3? Try the Level 2 first…

If you do not meet the entry criteria for access or feel you would like to build up your academic skills before moving onto the Level 3 Access to HE Diploma: Health why not try our Level 2 course, NOCN Level 2 Certificate in Skills for Employment and Study in Health Sciences (QCF).

It is a foundation for Level 3 with an introduction to many units covered in the Access to HE Diploma: Health. In addition, you can study your GCSE’s alongside the Level 2 to meet the entry requirements for the Access to HE Diploma: Health.

This diploma is validated and approved by One Awards.



A variety of teaching methods used including taught sessions, group and individual research and self-directed study.

Entry Requirements & Interview Process

GCSE English Language and Maths Grade C or 4 and above or, Functional Skills L2 English & L2 Maths.

Applications from candidates who possess the English Language qualification but not the Maths may still be considered for a place on the programme. In these circumstances applicants will be required to complete an initial assessment test, and commit towards completing a GCSE or Functional Skills Level 2 Maths qualification alongside the Access to HE Diploma.