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This course is for students aged 19+ who have been out of education for at least one year. This is a Full Level 3 programme (i.e. at the same level as A Levels, NVQ Level 3 or a BTEC Extended Diploma). It is the most popular route of entry into Higher Education for adults. There are class based sessions, tutorials and independent study and research. You will build a personal portfolio of your completed assignments as you progress through the course.

  • What will I study?

    The units you will study are likely to include:

    Human Biology 33 credits Health Studies- 3/6 credits Psychology/Sociology-3/6 credits Practical investigation-6 credits Maths in a nursing context-3 credits Study skills 9 credits

    All units are subject to change and may be withdrawn.

  • Who is this course for?

    Students aged 19+ who have been out of education for at least one year post 18 study and aiming to go on to university to study for a Degree or equivalent.

  • How is the course assessed?

    The course is organised into units. All units are compulsory.

    Credits will be awarded for the successful completion of the coursework and timed assignments for each unit.

    Sixty credits are available on the course and all are required for the Access Diploma.

    Most units are graded at Pass, Merit or Distinction.

  • General info

    Students aged over 19 years old - may be eligible to apply for a 19+ loan to fund your course fees - please refer to our student enrolment team for more details.

    Help may be available from the Student Bursary Fund towards costs of childcare, books and materials. Please contact the Student Support Team on 01604 734066 for more details.

  • Progression and Career Opportunities

    Nursing-Adult, mental Health, Paediatric, Midwifery and other health professions. Higher Education providers (universities) may expect student to have life experience and paid/voluntary experience in a relevant setting.

  • Entry Requirements for new students

    GCSE English and maths at Grade C / 4 or above.

  • Admissions Process

    We recommend that you attend one of our exciting open events so that you can look around the department, the college and meet the tutors. You are welcome to do this before or after you apply. These events have proved very successful in ensuring students and their families see the best of what the college has to offer such as our inspirational teaching areas, teachers, library facilities and places to eat.
    Once you have applied our experienced Enrolment Team will consider your application carefully and will let you know, by email, if the College would like to make you a conditional offer based on you meeting the specified entry requirements. If your predicted grades or career aims suggest that an alternative subject area or course level would be more appropriate for you at this stage, we will contact you either by telephone, email or text. If you have told us that you have some additional support needs we will contact you to find out more so that we can help you.