Access to Higher Education Diploma (Healthcare Professions)

Start DateTuesday 12 September 2023


DayTuesday, Thursday

Plus some Saturday sessions

Time5.30pm -9pmDuration32 weeks
QualificationAccess to HE Diploma (Healthcare Professions)Awarding
Cost£3,384 (Advanced Learning Loan available or can be fully funded)



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.

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 Maths and English at a GCSE grade C/4 or above, or the Level 2 equivalent.

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 will include essays, exams, presentations and coursework.

You will produce assignments and other work through an e-portfolio for assessments – which is an online folder.


Most students progress to university 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.


For this course, students may self-fund the course fees, apply for an advanced learner loan or, some students may qualify for full funding. Most of our Access students fund the course via an Advanced Learner Loan. These loans are written off when you complete your degree.

If you are aged 19 to 23 and don’t already hold a full Level 3 qualification, you could access this course for free.

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

There are no external exams/assessments. Scheduled internal exams/assessments costs are included in the course fees. However, resits will be charged for. For further details see our Fees and Funding page.