Access to Higher Education

Access to Higher Education Diploma - (Online) Nursing

Start Date: 18/09/2024
End Date: 18/06/2025
Day(s): Various days
Site: Online Delivery


Course Overview

Fully online Access to Higher Education Diploma

This course is designed for people aged 19 or older

  • Do you want a career in nursing?
  • 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 an innovative online 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 - Nursing

After The Course

Learners who achieve this qualification could progress to higher and degree level study in a range of nursing disciplines and other healthcare professions. You would be welcome to discuss your options with your tutor. If you are unsure of your options, you might like to discuss your journey with our dedicated careers advisors.

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 Nutrition and the Digestive System
The Roles and Responsibilities of the Registered Nurse
Introduction to Psychology
The Human Endocrine and Nervous System
Social Factors in Health and Social Care
Understanding Dementia
The Human Muscular and Skeletal System
Classification and Use of Social Drugs and Medicines
Mental Health and Illness
Human Immunity
Understanding Poverty
Health promotion
Study Skills Portfolio
Human Disease and Prevention
Equality and Diversity within Healthcare

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 includes a full range of online learning tasks and activities and is assessed via a variety of assessment tasks. You can access your learning and assessments fully flexibly at a time to suit you. You will have access to regular online tutorials with experienced Access to Higher Education curriculum staff. As an adult learner at Yeovil College you will be able to access a range of support and services, including our dedicated Learning Resource Centre, a wealth of resources from our team of expert careers advisors, and a range of wellbeing support.

Course Expenses

Depending on prior learning or financial situation, you may be entitled to a fully funded course, please contact our friendly iZone team via 01935423921 or email izone@yeovil.ac.uk.

Some learners, depending on financial situation, may be entitled to apply for an Advanced Learning Loan. To find out more, please don't hesitate to contact our friendly iZone team via 01935423921 or email izone@yeovil.ac.uk.

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.

This course requires a good level of written English, so we ask for applicants to hold either a GCSE in English at grade C / 4, or an equivalent (e.g. Functional Skills Level 2).

Please note that progression onto some higher education programmes will require GCSE Maths and English passes and Functional Skills level 2 Maths and English may not be accepted. Please check the individual university entry requirements for more information.

If you don't yet hold your GCSE English (or equivalent), you can look through our website or contact our friendly iZone team to find out more about the GCSE and Functional Skills courses we offer.

Required Experience

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

How To Apply

Apply online by clicking the button below. If you have any questions about your application, please don't hesitate to contact our friendly iZone team via 01935423921 or email izone@yeovil.ac.uk.