• Course
    Overview
  • Units and
    Structure
  • Entry
    Requirements
  • Student
    Support

Course Overview

Access courses comprise 60 credits of which 45 are graded at pass, merit or distinction.

Assessment is by a combination of methods including essays, reports, oral presentations, and in-class tests. There are no formal exams but all assessment is moderated by the awarding body.

The Access to Adult Nursing course runs on Monday and Tuesday 9.30am – 5pm. The course can be completed in one year by attending both days each week, or over 2 years by studying on day per week (Mondays).

Students on the one year course apply through UCAS for entry to university for September 2020 start.

**THE SEPTEMBER 2019 COURSE HAS NOW STARTED. FOR A JANUARY START COURSE PLEASE SEE ACCESS TO MIDWIFERY, NURSING AND ALLIED PROFESSIONS COURSE**

 

Level
Level 3
Duration
1 year full-time or 2 years part-time
Awarding Body
CERTA
Course Fees
Under 24, no fees, 24+ £3384 (Advanced Learner Loan available)
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Aged 19 and over? Click here to find out about our financial support available

Units and Structure

The course is divided into several units of 3 or 6 credits.

The units studied are as follows:

Biology: Cells, Non-infectious Disease, Infection & Immunity, Control & Co-ordination, Systems Physiology, Genetic Inheritance

Health: Health & Disease, Healthcare Communication, Alternative & Complementary Therapies, Research Skills Project

Psychology: Perspectives in Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Psychological Disorders and Therapies, Social Interaction

Study Skills: Academic Writing, Presentation Skills.

Entry Requirements

You'll need to have:

For direct entry onto Level 3 Access to Adult Nursing you must have GCSE English and maths and grade C (new grade 4) or above. We accept a science GCSE instead of maths but please be aware that most universities require maths GCSE for entry to nursing degree courses. Students who have English and science GCSE can join the 2 year Access course and complete their maths GCSE alongisde in the first year.

Within the Access department we offer GCSEs in English, maths and biology. We also offer a Level 2 Access Certificate. These course are suitable fro students who wish to progress onto Level 3 Access programmes but do not yet have the required qualifications.

Work experience is not an requirement for joining the Access programme, but universities will expect nursing applicants to have relevant care-related work experience (paid or voluntary) within the last 5 years.


For equivalent qualifications see our Entry Requirements Explained page.

Tutors and Student Support

Student Support and Facilities

As a student, you’ll have access to a wide range of facilities, services and support, including:

  • Step outside the classroom  and access our state of the art facilities as well as 3 huge Learning Resource Centres with thousands of resources to use
  • With hands-on experience you’ll be prepared for employment with a competitive edge.
  • A dedicated impartial careers advice team to help you on your future path
  • Our wide range of courses means that we can offer the right paths to get you where you need to be
  • Our Hub campus is right in the heart of the town centre meaning you can find your way to us easily
  • Outstanding student support throughout your studies with us.

Apply or Enquire

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Have any further questions about this course? You can contact someone specifically about it by using the details below or filling in the enquiry form.

Kevin Gill
01302 558380
kevin.gill@don.ac.uk

Ann Thompson
01302 553716
ann.thompson@don.ac.uk

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Want to apply for this course?

You'll need to have:

For direct entry onto Level 3 Access to Adult Nursing you must have GCSE English and maths and grade C (new grade 4) or above. We accept a science GCSE instead of maths but please be aware that most universities require maths GCSE for entry to nursing degree courses. Students who have English and science GCSE can join the 2 year Access course and complete their maths GCSE alongisde in the first year.

Within the Access department we offer GCSEs in English, maths and biology. We also offer a Level 2 Access Certificate. These course are suitable fro students who wish to progress onto Level 3 Access programmes but do not yet have the required qualifications.

Work experience is not an requirement for joining the Access programme, but universities will expect nursing applicants to have relevant care-related work experience (paid or voluntary) within the last 5 years.


For equivalent qualifications see our Entry Requirements Explained page.


GCSE Grades are changing from 2017. Need to know more? Click here for information.

Application & Enrolment

To apply for this course, please complete our online application form or download a printable form.

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