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Qualification name Access to HE Diploma (Nursing)
Qualification level 3
Awarding organisation Open College Network West Midlands Region
Course type Classroom based
Course hours Part-time
Course start date 12th September 2023
Cost description Please contact us for more information on fees
Attendance pattern Daytime

Discover the learning experience and opportunities you can expect from this course.

Access to Higher Education Diplomas are full Level 3 national qualifications accepted as a standard entry qualification by Higher Education (HE) providers in England and Wales. Each year over 40,000 learners in the UK register on Access to Higher Education Diplomas and most go on to succeed in HE and embark on life changing new careers. The Access to Higher Education Diploma (Nursing) provides the opportunity to apply for a degree in nursing, including nursing specialisms such as adult/children�s/mental health nursing etc. The course is designed to prepare learners without formal educational backgrounds for academic work and university life. In addition to academic content, study skills and IT skills are supported and developed. The course starts in September for the duration of one academic year and is organised to allow students to fit their study around their home, family and work commitments (9.30am � 3.00pm). You will be expected to attend all teaching sessions for approximately 10-12 hours in college over 2-3 days a week. Please note that you will need to supplement this by studying in your own time. Course delivery will be via a combination of both �traditional face-to face� and �remote� teaching; you will also be required to access on-line material to supplement both of these delivery methods. Access to Higher Education Courses are eligible for Advanced Learner Loans -Loan eligibility doesn�t depend on your income and there are no credit checks. - If you complete your Access to Higher Education course and subsequent degree, your Advanced Learner Loan will be written off. More information on paying for your Access to Higher Education Diploma is available at

Find out what qualifications and skills you will need for this course.

Ideally, applicants should have a GCSE at Grade C (4) or above in both English and Maths (or equivalent). However, we will consider applications from those who have a Grade D (3) or equivalent in either Maths or English - please note where this is the case the relevant GCSE/Functional Skills Level 2 must also be studied. On receipt of your application you will be invited to attend an admissions interview to discuss the course and its requirements further.

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The Access to Higher Education Diploma (Nursing) covers a range of topics: Health Studies (Nursing) 1. The Role & Responsibilities of the Registered Nurse, 2. History of NHS 3. Health Promotion 4. Equality & Diversity Biological 1. Anatomy 2. Human Reproduction, Growth & development 3. Cell Biology aspect of cell Growth 4. Cell Biology Understanding the cell 5. Human dieses 6. Cell division & heredity Psychology 1. Introduction to Psychology 2. Social Psychology 3. Memory 4. Abnormal Skills for Learning and Common Core subjects designed to develop your academic and IT skills.

Find out more about exams, assignments and assessments.

Assessment is both formal (graded) and informal � Practical work � Research project. � Group Work � Essays � Presentations � Case studies � Scientific reports � Posters

Successful completion of this course will enable entry onto a relevant degree.

Adult Nursing, Children's Nursing, Learning Disabilities Nursing, Mental Health Nursing, Midwifery, Physiotherapy, Paramedical Science, Speech and Language Therapy, Audiology, Radiography, Biomedical Science, Health Sciences, Health Studies, Public Health and Community Studies.

(You are advised to check the specific entry requirements your preferred degree in advance of applying for this course).

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Name Macclesfield College
Address Park Lane
SK11 8LF
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