Access to Higher Education: Nursing and Healthcare Professions

Our Nursing and Healthcare Professions course prepares you for degree-level study in nursing and healthcare-related degree courses. You will study health, psychology, mental health, and sociology. You will also develop your research skills, ready for your degree.




Level 3

Course Type



Access to HE


Options Course Code Starts Ends Days From To Standard Fee Overseas Fee
apply 60367-01 09/09/24 27/06/25 Monday + Wednesday + Friday 09:30 15:00 £3384 £3687

What will I study?

Our Nursing and Healthcare Professions Pathway prepares students for degree level study on a variety of Health and Nursing-related degree courses. Previous students from this Pathway have progressed onto degree courses such as Adult Nursing, Children's Nursing, Mental Health Nursing and Midwifery. On this Pathway, in addition to the core modules, you will be studying the following subject modules: Musculoskeletal System

  • Reproduction and Inheritance
  • Mammalian Control
  • Anti-Discriminatory Practice
  • Reflective Practice and Work Experience in a Health and Social Care Setting
  • Health Studies
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Psychology & Mental Health
  • The Sociology of Health
  • Cardiopulmonary System
  • Disease and Body Defence

What previous qualifications or experience do I need?

For progression to university you may require GCSE English and/or maths at grade C/4 (or Functional Skills equivalent). It is advisable to gain these qualifications before commencing the Access diploma, however one GCSE can be studied alongside if necessary.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is ongoing throughout the course. Assignments, which take a variety of forms (such as essays, reports and presentations) are completed for each module. Students on all pathways complete a final assessment of a research project and presentation on a topic within their subject discipline.

What qualification will I achieve?

Access to Higher Education Diploma (Nursing & Healthcare Professions).