Access to HE Diploma - Health Science L3

10 September 2019 - 21 May 2020
Full time course days are ( Tue Wed Thur )
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Level 3
3384.00 an Advanced Learner Loan is available
Bishop Auckland Campus

Course overview

The Access to HE Diploma - Health Science L3 is a substantial part-time, Level Three course which will run Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday  9.30 – 3.00pm.

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


The Access to HE Diploma is accredited by One Awards


Course requirements

Interview & Screening process. Desirable – GCSE Maths & English but this will be discussed at interview.


What will I do?

On the Access to HE Diploma - Health Science L3 course you will study a range of Level 2 / 3 units in preparation for progression to studying at HE Level.


You will have the opportunity to study for GCSE Maths / English alongside this qualification if necessary.


The Access to HE Diploma - Health Science L3 ifocuses 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.

For this programme you will study a range of Level 2 / 3 units in preparation for progression to studying at HE Level. You will have the opportunity to study for GCSE Maths / English alongside this qualification if necessary.

The Access to HE Diploma - Health Science L3 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.

On this programme you will develop new skills in:

  • Reading information.
  • Research
  • Writing a range of different formats

You will also study:

  • L2 English Language Comprehension
  • L2 English Language Writing Skills
  • L2 Maths – Algebra & Graphical Techniques
  • L2 Maths – Data Handling & Statistics
  •  L2 Maths - Number
  • L3 Contemporary Issues in Health
  • L3 Health Promotion
  • L3 Human Biology
  • L3 Immunopathology
  • L3 Psychological Aspects of Health


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 pathways, which prepare students to study in Higher Education for a variety of careers as well as subject related degrees. you will attain a L3 Diploma in Health Science.


Materials needed

None required


What can I do when I finish?

Bachelors degrees in Humanities, Social Sciences / Health Sciences at university. Career paths include: • Adult Nursing • Mental Health Nursing • Paramedic • Midwifery • Nutrition • Bio-Medical Science • Health Promotion Studies


What next?

If you would like to apply, please click on the APPLY section below. Thank you.

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