Start Date10/09/2024DayTues, Thurs plus some Saturdays – 9pmDuration32 Weeks
QualificationAccess to HE Diploma (Healthcare Professions)Awarding BodyLASER

About Access to Higher Education Diploma (Healthcare Professions)

Our Access course provides an exciting opportunity to gain the required qualifications for entry to a healthcare related degree at university.

The course is suitable for students who do not have traditional qualifications such as A Levels, or who require relevant qualifications to meet the entry requirements for their chosen degree.

This is an intensive one year course for those looking to progress to University for degrees in Nursing, Midwifery, Paramedic Science, Physiotherapy and other related disciplines. It is also suitable for those looking to progress to a degree-level apprenticeship in a relevant field.

Our Access course provides an excellent foundation for you to study at university level. Alongside subject specific learning, you will also develop academic and research skills that are necessary to study at degree level.

Our course has excellent success rates, and it is delivered by highly experienced and knowledgeable tutors. Students can benefit from learning support sessions where appropriate.

Learners attend classes for two evenings a week plus one Saturday a month. You will study modules in:

  • Biology
  • Health
  • Psychology
  • Study Skills

Entry Requirements

You should be aged 19+

You should have English GCSE grade C/4 or above, or the Level 2 equivalent.

A Maths qualification is not required for this course, however, may be required for degree-level study, depending on the university and course.

If you do not hold these qualifications, we can offer a “Pre-Access” year.  Contact or call us on 01403 216597 to find out more.



There are no end of year exams.

Assessment takes place throughout the course and includes essay, exams, presentations and coursework. You will submit these via an online E-portfolio.



Most students progress to university or a degree level apprenticeship after this course.

How to apply

If you wish to apply, please complete the following form, providing as much detail as possible. Alternatively, please call us on 01403 216597 or email


Students are required to attend a College induction prior to the course start date.


A £150 deposit is payable at the point of booking.

This course may be free (fully funded) to students who are 19-23 and don’t already hold a full Level 3 qualification.

Most students use an Advanced Learner Loan to fund the course fees. These loans are written off when you complete your degree.

(The standard fee for this course is £3,534.)

There are no external exams/assessments. Scheduled internal exams/assessments costs are included in the course fees. However, resits will be charged for.

Prior to enrolling on any qualification course, please consider carefully if you have the time to commit to this course.

If you start a course and do not complete it, or if your attendance rate is low, this might affect your eligibility to join funded courses in the future.

Our qualification courses are government funded and it is our responsibility to ensure that the funding is used effectively to help learners progress and develop. We will work with you to ensure that you achieve your personal goals and those of the course.

For further details see our Fees and Funding page.