Access to Higher Education
£3,244 + £140 registration fee
For anyone dreaming to become a midwife, the Access to HE Diploma (Midwifery) is the right choice to gain the insight you need for a midwifery programme. The course not only prepares students for the challenges of academia, but also builds the knowledge foundation in everything from human reproduction to the skeletal system.
The course is made up of 19 units:
If you're a UK resident aged 19 or over then you may have pay your own fees but you can apply for the government backed Advanced Learner Loan. This will be paid back in monthly instalments but the payments only begin once you've finished the Access to HE diploma and are earning over over a certain amount - please check here for up-to-date details.
Ideally, once you've finished the Access to HE diploma you'll then go on to complete a higher education (HE) qualification, such as a degree course. The outstanding balance of your Advanced Learner Loan will then be written off.
We understand that with the time constraints of home and work life, our students don’t have to wait until September to enrol on a programme and start studying. You can start your studies with us as soon as you enrol. Additionally, to save you even more time, there will be no classes to attend. Your entire qualification can be completed from the comfort of your own home, as and when you like.
At the end of your completed programme, you will have a varied choice of careers or progression opportunities.
As this is a distance learning programme, students will have to take full responsibility for their own study timetables. This means that you will need to develop the discipline to work independently and learn how to set realistic targets. We will also provide you with a learning plan to follow that sets out deadlines to work towards. With help from tutors and fellow students, you will not take that long to find your feet.
This programme is suitable for adult returners to learning or those with few or no traditional qualifications to help you prepare for higher education and university.
You will achieve the QAA Approved Access certificate, which is validated by Open College Network West Midlands, is a recognised entry qualification to universities and colleges across the United Kingdom.
You are required to have a GCSE in maths and English at grade C/4 or above, or Functional Skills Level 2 in maths and English.
The Access to HE Diploma (Midwifery) will comprise a number of units. At the end of each module you will have an assignment to complete. With the help of your tutor you will gain essential feedback and marks to help you progress through the programme.
The assignments consist of various academic tasks and will prepare you for your next step in higher education, while providing the number of credits necessary to complete the programme. To successfully achieve this Access to HE qualification you will need 60 credits, which are divided as follows: 45 credits from graded units for academic subject content and 15 credits through ungraded units, intended to help you develop your study skills. As part of your programme you will also receive help as well as guidance with your university application and the research you need to do to get the most out of your diploma.
You will study this programme fully online and will be supported by an online tutor who will be able to assist you as and when required.
Your Access to Higher Education Diploma and the way it is delivered within an innovative learning platform and is designed to give you the best possible chance of fulfilling your dream of studying at university. Higher Education Degrees confirm to any employer your intellect, motivation and ability to work independently to succeed not just in your area of specialism but also life itself. A higher education degree is a gateway qualification that will allow you to apply for thousands of graduate programmes as well as setting you apart from those who don't have a degree.
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