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ACCESS TO HE LEVEL 3 DIPLOMA IN NURSING & MIDWIFERY

Qualification

Access to HE Diploma (Nursing and Midwifery)

Course Code

21P1ACC00092

Duration

1 Year

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Learners must be 19 years or older upon starting the course.

When you apply, you will be asked to complete an online survey to check that this is the right course for you.

You will be invited to an Access to HE applicant event, an informal interview and you will need to complete a maths and English assessment.

Future Study

University including courses in science and health such as nursing (child, adult or mental health), operating departmental practice or midwifery

Apprenticeships

Paid employment in the sector

Cost

What you need to know

IS THIS FOR ME?

This course will give an you excellent grounding in the knowledge and skills you need for a career in nursing and midwifery.

It covers health psychology, health studies and human biology.

Following successful completion of the course you will be able to apply for entry into a variety of nursing and midwifery degree courses.

HOW AND WHAT WILL I LEARN?

This course is assessed through assignments, practical tests, presentations and exams. You will study application of numbers and English skills as well as three specialist subjects:

  • Heath psychology introduces you to the scientific study of behaviour. After an introduction to psychology, you will look at methods and ethics of research and psychological approaches. You will explore topics such as mental illness and psychological principals used in the management of health concerns and social and intellectual development
  • Health studies will introduce you to important social issues relating to healthcare in the UK. The units cover a range of topics including models of health, the history and structure of the NHS, health inequalities, values and ethics in healthcare and communication skills
  • Human biology introduces you to the complexity of life processes. You will explore cells, human reproduction, the basic structure and function of different body systems, mechanisms involved in nutrition and digestion and infection control

In addition to these specialist subjects, you will study how to promote your own and others’ well-being and build resilience. This will help you cope with the demands of the course and your future career.

In the final weeks of the course, you will complete a piece of research on a topic of your choice related to the healthcare professions.

START DATE

September 2021

LOCATION

Stevenage Campus