Access to Higher Education

Access to Higher Education - Health Professionals Diploma (Online) (September 2023 Start)

Start Date: 05/09/2023
End Date: 31/08/2024
Day(s): Various days
Site: Online Delivery


Course Overview

Fully online Access to HE Diploma • Do you want a career in the health professions such as nursing, midwifery, paramedic science, physiotherapy or occupational therapy? • Do you need a Level 3 Qualification to meet the entry requirements for university? • Do you want to study online from the comfort of your own home? • Are you unable to commit to full-time college-based study due to personal or employment reasons? Your learning will be fully online and will be managed and supported using the innovative PEARL platform, with ongoing support from the experienced Yeovil College Access to HE curriculum team. As the course is fully online you must have strong ICT skills to enable you to cope with the demands of the course. You will also need to have your own laptop or desktop computer

Qualification Gained

Access to Higher Education Diploma - Health Professions (level 3)

After The Course

Learners who achieve this qualification could progress to: Higher and degree level study in a range of health professions, including nursing, midwifery, physiotherapy, paramedic science, occupational therapy.

What Will I Learn

The programme is unit based. The content features biological sciences, psychology, sociology and health studies, along with academic and progression skills. This includes the following: Preparing for Success Academic Writing Skills Preparing a Written Assignment Health and Wellbeing Cell Biology The History of the National Health Service Human Reproduction, Growth and Development The Roles and Responsibilities of Healthcare Professionals Introduction to Psychology Human Nutrition and the Digestive System Social Factors in Health and Social Care The Human Endocrine and Nervous Systems Understanding Dementia The Human Muscular and Skeletal Systems Classification and Use of Social Drugs and Medicines Mental Health and Illness Human Immunity Understanding Poverty Study Skills Portfolio Building Human Disease and Prevention Equality and Diversity within Healthcare

English And Maths

Level 2 English and Maths required. Please note that progression onto some higher education programmes will require GCSE Maths and English passes. Please check with the individual university.

Our Lecturers

Our Access to Higher Education curriculum staff have an expert range of industry knowledge within the sector and can provide a key insight into the various avenues into health professions, including progression onto higher education programmes.

Teaching Learning and Assessment

The programme is unit based. Each unit will be assessed via a variety of assessment tasks.


Regular online tutorials with experienced Access to Higher Education curriculum staff.

How Will I Be Assessed

To be awarded this qualification, learners are required to successfully complete the programme units. There will be a variety of written assessments including reports and essays.

Entry Requirements

Learners should be aged nineteen or above to undertake this qualification. Level 2 Maths and English required.

Required Experience

Work experience in a health or social care setting is desirable.

How To Apply

On the Yeovil College website.