Access to HE Diploma - Health Science L3 - Day

Access to HE · Full Time · Bishop Auckland Campus

Start Date:
06 September 2022
If you are aged 16 to 18 this course is free. Otherwise an Advanced Learner Loan is available.
Level 3
Taught at:
Bishop Auckland Campus

Course overview

The Access to HE Diploma - Health Science Level 3 is a substantial part-time, Level 3 course which will run Monday / Wednesday / Friday 9.30 – 3.00pm.

The programme is designed to support learners who want to progress onto higher education study.

The Access to HE Diploma is accredited by One Awards.

Course requirements

There is an interview and screening process. GCSE Maths and English or equivalent are desirable and this will be discussed during the interview.

What will I do?

On the Access to HE Diploma - Health Science Level 3 course you will study a range of Level 2 / 3 units in preparation for progression to studying at HE Level.

The Access to HE Diploma - Health Science Level 3 focuses on enabling you to attain the UCAS tariff points to study a degree programme which in turn will lead you to your ideal career.

Your assessment will be in a variety of formats including essays / reports / presentations / academic posters / podcasts / brochures / etc.

All Level 3 units are graded at Pass / Merit / Distinction which will inform your UCAS points for HE.

On this programme you will develop skills in:

Higher Order Thinking skills such as analysis / synthesis / evaluation / justification

Reading information and selecting key information / facts / ideas


Research using academic sources

Writing in a range of different formats

You will study:

Level 2 English Language Comprehension

Level 2 English Language Writing Skills

Level 2 Maths Algebra & Graphical Techniques

Level 2 Maths Data Handling & Statistics

Level 2 Maths Number

Level 3 Contemporary Issues in Health

Level 3 Health Promotion

Level 3 Human Biology

Level 3 Immunopathology

Level 3 Psychology & or Healthcare Project /Humans Against Disease (TBC)

What will it give me?

The Access to Higher Education Diploma is designed for mature students (aged over 19 at the start of the programme), who want to go to university but don't have the formal qualifications to get there. The programme is structured into specific diplomas, which prepare students to study in Higher Education for a variety of careers as well as subject related degrees. You will attain a Level 3 Diploma in Health Science on this programme.

Materials needed

Basic stationery.

What can I do when I finish?

Bachelor's degrees in Health Sciences at university.

Career paths include:

Adult Nursing

Mental Health Nursing

Learning Disability Nursing

Childhood Nursing

Operation Department Practitioner

Paramedic Science



Bio-Medical Science

Health Promotion Studies



Occupational Health

Environmental Studies




Occupational Therapy

What next?

If you would like to apply, please click the "Apply Now" section below and follow the steps. Thank you!

Need to know more? Enquire about this course.