Access to HE Diploma Health

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Become a healthcare professional and take a direct route into university without any A Levels. Transform your career and take the first steps towards becoming a nurse, midwife, or healthcare professional…

  • We have limited spaces available for our January intake, enrol now to avoid disappointment!
  • Fully recognised healthcare access course.
  • Ideal for those looking to progress directly on to health-related university degree.
  • Equivalent of three A Levels.
  • Progress onto nursing, midwifery, or other healthcare professions.
  • No exams needed.
  • Guide to help with UCAS application.
  • Perfect for those seeking a new career or returning to education.
Course overview

Please note: we have limited spaces available for our January intake, enrol early to avoid disappointment!

If the idea of going into healthcare appeals to you and you want to go on to study at university level, this Access to HE course will get you on the right track.

Perfect for those looking to go onto nursing, midwifery, or other healthcare, this course is specifically designed with a degree in healthcare as an end goal.

The equivalent of three A Levels, this access course is a direct progression route into university. The course content is designed to be relevant, covering only what you need to know within healthcare.

Gain knowledge in human biology. Understand diseases and human immunity. Learn relevant maths and discover psychology and psychological issues.

To find out more about our Access to HE Diploma (Health) download our guide.

Course Duration

This course will run for two years.

Course Outcome

You will receive your Access to HE Diploma Health.

Entry Requirements

At least 19 years old. Also need to have a minimum of a grade C or 4 in both GCSE maths and English.


Mixture of written assignments including essays, presentations and reports.

Course content

There are nine units to study over the course of two years. The course content covers everything needed to progress onto a health-related university degree.

Extra info

Course Requirements

You will need to be over 19 to enrol on this access course.

You will also need to have a minimum of a grade C or 4 in both GCSE Maths and English to be able to enrol on the diploma. Copies of your official certificates from the awarding body must be provided as part of the enrolment process before your place is confirmed.

If you have functional skills level 2 in maths or English, these will be considered but, it will be on a case by case basis.

Once you have enrolled, you will need to complete a short telephone interview to confirm your place on the course. In this interview, we will discuss your university choice and ensure you have checked and understood the requirements.

You will also need to have access to a laptop, computer, or tablet.

If you have a particular university course you are looking to progress onto after, it’s your responsibility to make sure that this access course meets the university course requirements.

Unit Credits

Each unit carries a certain amount of credits at different levels. This information is needed when you make your university choice. Take a look here for full details.

Course Duration

Your course will run over the duration of two years. You will have a specified amount of time to complete each unit.

The next course intake starts in January 2022.

You can enrol online or with our course advisers at any point in the year however, there are three set official course start dates in January, May, and September when you will receive your course materials and be able to start your study.

Your course will then run for two years from your official start date in either January, May, or September.


There are no exams for this course. You will only be graded through your assessments. Assessments are a mixture of written assignments including essays, presentations, and reports.

Assessments are handed out at set dates throughout the course with fixed deadlines.

You will be graded across five units. The course is 60 credits in total.

Study Method

Although you have the flexibility of distance learning, you will still have strict assessment deadlines you will need to meet.

You can choose to study by study pack or online, whichever suits you! You will have full tutor support through email and set mentor sessions through audio or video.

Course Outcome

Successful students will be awarded their Access to HE Diploma (Health) in accordance with the requirements of One Awards.

One Awards are an access validating agency for the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education.


Once you have completed this course and have received your qualification, you can progress onto a variety of health-related degrees. This will be according to the university’s entry requirements:

  • Nursing
  • Midwifery
  • Other health-related degrees

After completion of their university degree, students could progress onto becoming a qualified healthcare professional such as a nurse or midwife within the NHS or a private practice.

Perfect for those who want a change of career or who have always wanted to get a job in healthcare!


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