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Access to HE Diploma (Health Professionals) Adult Nursing pathway Level 3 PT

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Throughout this course you will study a range of different subject areas including Biological Science, Health Studies and psychology.

The units are designed to help you to build on your knowledge and develop your skills in preparation for progressing to university.

This course is a full-time course, with 1 day a week attendance required in college over 2 years. There will be a requirement for you to complete additional study outside of the classroom.

This course is validated through Open College Network West Midlands.

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  • Course Level

    Level 3

  • Awarding Body

    Open College Network West Midlands

  • FT / PT


  • Duration

    2 Years

The units you will study throughout this course are:

Biological Science:

  • Respiration and Circulation
  • The Human Endocrine & Nervous System
  • Cell Division and Heredity
  • Human Reproduction, Growth & Development
  • The Human Muscular and Skeletal Systems
  • Cell Biology: Understanding the Cell


  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Mental Health and Illness
  • Psychology of Stress
  • Introduction to cognitive Psychology

Health Studies

  • Roles and responsibilities of a Health Care Professional
  • Health Promotion
  • The History of the NHS
  • Understanding Dementia

Academic Studies

  • Progressing to university
  • Academic Writing
  • Developing Critical thinking
  • Independent Research
  • Number

Assessment Methods

At the end of each unit, you will complete an assignment to assess your knowledge of the unit.

To successfully achieve your Diploma, you will need a total of 60 credits.

GCSE Math and English Grade 4 or Equivalent


Apply or enquire about this course

Please use the following links to make an application or enquiry about this course.

Apply online Make an enquiry Call 0800 358 75 75

Information for EU Students

From January 2021, how you apply for a course will change. For more information, read the UK Government's guide for the UK points-based immigration system for EU students (pdf).

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