This is a 36-week intensive course, delivered over three-days per week. It is designed for those who are interested in all branches of nursing or another health and social care-related career-path such as midwifery or health promotion and public health. It is an alternative route into university and ideal if you are looking to retrain for a new career, upskill in your current profession, or return to education as a mature student. It qualifies for UCAS tariff points that are comparable to the tariff points for three A levels, and widely accepted by universities. If successful you will be awarded the Level 3 Access to HE Diploma: Nursing.
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GCSE (or equivalent) English and Maths (Grades *A-C or minimum Grade 4).
It is essential that you have a GCSE (or equivalent) English (Grades *A-C or minimum Grade 4).
If you do not have a GCSE in Maths, you may be able to study this alongside this course.
Completion of written initial or diagnostic assessment.
You will build a portfolio of evidence throughout the course which will include written assignments, presentations, research project, advice booklets and leaflets.
Aims of the course
This program will prepare you for study at HE level and progress to university and provide you with an understanding of a broad range of knowledge and skills within this subject specialist area. This will include learning about health-related topics. You will also develop skills which include report and essay writing, research and referencing skills, communication skills and using information technology.
Successful completion of this course can lead to progression on to a degree level course in areas related to Nursing. These may include some of the following areas of Degree level study: Adult Nursing, Biological Sciences, Child Nursing, Health and Social Care, Health Promotion and Public Health, Learning Disabilities Nursing, Mental Health Nursing, Midwifery, Occupational Therapy, Public Health and a wide range of combined and related degrees.
You will also be provided with support with the process of your UCAS application and your tutors will provide you with a reference.
The model of delivery will be a mix of classroom-based and online learning. You will have access to our digital learning platforms that will provide you with a range of materials and resources to support your learning whilst on this course. Individual tutorial support is available. Additional learning support is also available, if required.
Nursing-related careers such as adult nursing, children's nursing, mental health nursing and midwifery.