Access to HE Diploma in Nursing (Flexible Online Starts)
The Online Access to Higher Education Nursing Diploma, is a Level 3 course that will give you the UCAS points that you need to apply for university. This Diploma is available for mature students only (aged 19 or over at the start of the programme.)
You can start this diploma at any point in the year as it is entirely online with no face-to-face teaching. It is designed to fit around your lifestyle, so that you can study at times that suit you.
This course is designed for independent learners who have the time management skills and discipline to complete the course with minimal guidance.
The course is set up for learners to complete one unit at a time in the order specified on a platform of learning. You will:
• read, watch and make notes from all resources for each unit.
• complete the unit assessment required and upload for marking
• Feedback and grading will be given.
• At this point you may move onto the next unit
There will be the opportunity to meet online with a tutor once a month for a unit tutorial.
You will be provided with the study resources via the online platform. You must therefore have the internet and your own PC or laptop in order to access the course
There is an interview, which can be conducted via Teams, as well as a screening process to assess your suitability.
You must have Level 2 Maths and English qualifications - Functional Skills or GCSE (Grades C or 4/5) – to qualify for entry to the course. A laptop/PC and access to the internet are essential as you will be using an online learning platform.
You will need to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan for your course fees, which is only written off if you complete your university course within the time given by the university you apply to.
On enrolment, you will be sent the information to apply for the loan. Your enrolment to the course will be conducted with the Admissions team on the phone, you will need to provide proof of identity, address and qualifications evidence and upload some documents to them via emails.
As you are applying for nursing you will be asked to disclose any information that could hinder your university application.
What will I do?
You will study 15 graded units:
• Health and Wellbeing
• Cell Biology
• The History of the NHS
• Human Nutrition and the Digestive System
• Roles & Responsibilities of the Registered Nurse
• Introduction to Psychology
• The Human Endocrine and Nervous Systems
• Social Factors in Health and Social Care
• Understanding Dementia
• The Human Muscular and Skeletal Systems
• Classification and Use of Social Drugs and Medicines
• Mental Health and Illness
• Human Immunity
• Understanding Poverty
• Health Promotion
• Study Skills Portfolio Building
• Human Disease and Prevention
• Equality and Diversity Within Healthcare
6 ungraded units:
• Preparing for Success
• Academic Writing Skills
• Preparing a Written Assignment
What will it give me?
The Access to HE Diploma is a full level 3 qualification with 45 credits graded at Pass/Merit/Distinction and 15 ungraded credits.
The programme is designed to help you progress to a nursing degree programme.
You must check with the University that you wish to study with regarding their entry requirements and start dates.
IT equipment – PC / laptop
The ability to be disciplined to work independently
What can I do when I finish?
Apply to University to study a nursing degree such
• Adult Nursing
• Childhood Nursing
• Mental health Nursing
• Learning Difficulties Nursing
• Operational Department Nursing
We do have a dedicated Student Progression Team who can be available on line to support university applications and next steps.
Further Postgraduate studies could lead to more senior nursing roles including District Nursing, Health Visitor, Advanced Clinical Practitioner, management, clinical research or teaching.
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