Nursing and Midwifery Access to Higher Education Diploma Level 3

1. Course details

Qualification name Access to HE Diploma (Nursing and Midwifery)
Qualification level 3
Awarding organisation Open Awards
Course webpage
Course type Work based
Course start date 25 January 2021
Cost £6,768.00
Cost description The fee for this course is approximate and subject to change. The actual amount you pay may also be affected by your age and personal circumstances. For further details please visit

2. Who this course is for

If a career in nursing has always been your dream, but you don't currently have the qualifications needed to apply for a degree-level course, then this Access to Higher Education Diploma in Nursing and Allied Health Professions could be just what you need. You'll look at a diverse range of subjects within this field, focusing on core modules in Psychology, Biology and Sociology. Alongside the medical aspects of the course, you'll also spend time looking at the social side of health care, including how to look after different types of people effectively, and how to deal with equality and diversity in the workplace. Each will give you a core understanding of essential medical topics, while also helping you to focus on Nursing as an important and varied discipline. As you increase your experience, you'll be building a solid foundation of topical knowledge for midwife degree programmes. You'll also develop all the skills you'll need for success at university too, including essay writing, research and time management. This will ensure you'll be fully prepared to continue your journey and face any challenge as you advance onto a higher-level course.

3. Entry requirements

GCSE Maths and English at grade C/4 or above Functional skills at Level 2 or above in math, English and Science. Universities may require GCSE Biology, an option that we can make available to you. Experience in the sector or placement in a field related to your career goal is desirable.

4. What you'll learn

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5. How you'll learn

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6. What you'll need to bring

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7. How you'll be assessed

During this Nursing diploma, you'll be assessed through a variety of methods to help develop your knowledge and skills and to prepare you for university. This will include tutorials, practical laboratory sessions, presentations, discussion forums, assignments, and some exams.

8. Next steps

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9. Venue

North West
Halton, Warrington, Blackburn with Darwen, Blackpool, Cheshire East, Cheshire West and Chester, Bolton, Bury, Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford, Wigan, Knowsley, Liverpool, St Helens, Sefton, Wirral, Cumbria, Lancashire

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