West Midlands Access to HE Diploma (Nursing) L3

Access to HE · Part Time Day/Eve · Bishop Auckland Campus

01 August 2023 - 31 July 2024
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 Nursing Diploma, Level 3, is a substantial Level 3 course which you will complete in your own time depending on your work / family / life commitments.

The key focus of this diploma is self-study – you will be expected to read, watch and make notes from all resources for each unit. You will then complete the unit assessment required. Your tutor will assess your assignment and provide full feedback /grading. You may then move onto your next unit.

You will complete one unit at a time in the order specified on your platform of learning.

You will be provided with all study resources, support resources, extension activities, reading lists, assignment briefs and on-line support.

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

You will study a range of both Level 2 and 3 units

The Access to HE Diploma is accredited by AIM

Course requirements

There is an interview and screening process. GCSE C / 4 or above in Maths and English are essential and this will be discussed during the interview.

What will I do?

For the Access to HE Nursing Diploma Level 3 programme you will study a range of Level 2 / 3 units in preparation for progression to studying at HE Level.

The programme is focused on enabling you to attain the UCAS tariff points to study a degree programme:

• Adult Nursing

• Childhood Nursing

• Mental health Nursing

• Learning Difficulties Nursing

Which in turn will lead you to your ideal career in Nursing

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

You will study:

There is a total of 21 units of study to complete:

• 6 ungraded units

• 15 graded units

Level 3 graded units are graded at Pass / Merit / Distinction.

You must achieve all units to achieve the diploma.

The units include study skill-based units, science-based units, mental health-based units and health sector-based units.

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. It is designed to allow you to achieve the UCAS points needed for HE entry.

Materials needed

IT equipment – PC / laptop

Internet connection

Basic stationery

What can I do when I finish?

Complete a Bachelor of Science degree at university in:

• Adult Nursing

• Childhood Nursing

• Mental health Nursing

• Learning Difficulties Nursing

• Operational Department Nursing


• A&E Nursing

• Theatre Nursing

• Community Nursing

• Specialised Nursing – palliative care / geriatric care / paediatric care / oncology nursing /etc.

• NICU Nursing

• Rehabilitation Nursing

• ICU Nursing

& many more nursing roles.

? Further Postgraduate studies could lead to more senior nursing roles including District Nursing, Health Visitor, Advanced Clinical Practitioner, management, clinical research or teaching.

What next?

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