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This is a biology based Access to Higher Education Diploma in Nursing and Midwifery.

Due to the grounding in biology the course supports progression onto a range of health degrees but is specialised for nursing and midwifery.

  • Entry Requirements, Units, Assessment and more...

    Entry Requirements

    Age 19+

    Learners will need to have GCSE grade 4/C or above, FS L2. IELTS can be sat alongside the course if learners to not have GCSE/FS English at college.

    A level 2 diploma in science or health and social care.

    Assessment Method

    A mixture of practical lab experiments, assignments, examinations and presentations. This is aligned to assessment methods at university to ensure learners are prepared for the transition.

    Aims of the course

    Learners will be prepared for the demands of an intensive nursing or midwifery degree (or allied health profession) having studied a range of health and science units as well as academic English and maths.

    Progression Opportunities

    Upon successful completion you could choose to progress onto the following:

    • BSc Midwifery
    • BSc Adult Nursing
    • BSc Child Nursing
    • BSc Mental Health Nursing
    • BSc Learning Disability Nursing
    • Nursing or Midwifery apprenticeships
    • BSc Podiatry
    • BSc Speech and Language therapy
    • BSc Physiotherapy
    • BSc Occupational Health


    The course is delivered 2-3 days per week.

    Career Options

    Career options may include:

    • Nursing
    • Midwifery
    • Allied health professions which require biology units e.g. Speech and language therapist, Physiotherapist, Occupational health practitioner

Course Details

Venue Southwark
Day/Eve Day
Mode Full Time
Duration 1 year
Start Date 20/09/2021
End Date 01/07/2022


For up-to-date information about tuition fees, living costs and financial support, visit Fees and Finance.

16-18 Free
19-24 £ 3,384 p/year
24+ £3,384 p/year
International £9,000 p/year

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