Access to Higher Education
£3,244 + £140 registration fee
This Access to Higher Education Diploma (Nursing) gives you the opportunity to apply for a degree in nursing - preparing you well for academic work and the prospect of university life.
It’s an extremely popular course and an excellent way to maximise your job prospects. The vast majority of universities and colleges will accept Access to Higher Education Diplomas as an entry requirement, but you are advised to check this with each of the establishments you’re interested in attending.
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 course 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 course, you will have a varied choice of careers or progression opportunities.
As this is a distance learning course, 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 assessments for this course aim to prepare you for your next step in higher education, while providing the number of credits necessary to complete the course. Your tutor will mark your papers and provide you with essential feedback to help you progress.
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.
You will study this course fully online. You will be supported by an online tutor.
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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