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Access to HE Diploma – Health Professions (Biology and Psychology) (19+)

Do you want a career in Nursing (Adult, Child, Mental Health or Disability), Midwifery, Radiography, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Sports Therapy, Sports Science, Biomedical Science, Psychology, Dental Health and Hygiene, Paramedic Science or Operational Department Practice (Theatre Management)? Our Fast Track to University course for those aged 19+ can get you on the relevant Degree in 1 year.

If you take out an Advanced Learner Loan to fund this course, then go on to complete a Higher Education course, you’ll be eligible to have the balance of your Advanced Learner Loan written off. However, if you don’t complete either course, you won’t be eligible to have the balance written off, and will need to repay your loan in full.

We support mature students with few formal qualifications but with life experience and help to create pathways to life-changing opportunities. Many adults have the potential and ability to study for a Degree or professional qualification but have been unable to do so because their education was disrupted due to family, financial, social or personal circumstances. The Fast Track to University course is a great way for mature students to get back into education. You will be given support and guidance throughout the UCAS application process so that when you have completed the course you are able to move straight to your chosen Degree.

Additional GCSE requirements also need to be considered as these are not set by the individual institutions but by a national body.

Aireville Campus
Study Location
1 Year
depending on Level
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Entry Requirements

  • 19 or older to start this course
  • GCSEs 9-4 (A*-C) English or Functional Skills Level 2 English
  • Interview

What you will study

  • Psychological Disorders
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • Personality Theories
  • Control and Communication
  • Reproduction
  • Diet and Digestion
  • Cell Biology
  • Human Cardiac and Respiratory Systems
  • Pathogens and Immune System
  • Enzymes and Nucleic Acids
  • Core HE Study Skills 1
  • Core HE Study Skills 2
  • Exploring Perspectives in Psychology
  • Exploring Biochemical Molecules
  • IT: Using Word Processing Software

What's Next?

Further Study

  • Midwifery BSc (Hons)
  • Nursing BSc (Adult/Children’s and Mental Health)
  • Physiotherapy BSc (Hons)
  • Paramedic Science BSc
  • Occupational Therapy BSc
  • Dental Therapy BSc
  • Diagnostic Radiography BSc


  • Nurse – Adult, Child, Mental Health, Disability
  • Midwife
  • Radiographer
  • Physiotherapist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Sports therapist
  • Biomedical Scientist
  • Psychologist
  • Dental Health & Hygiene
  • Paramedic
  • Theatre Manager
Select your preferred study programme (subject). You can make 2 choices now and make a final decision in June. We will give you a conditional offer based on your predicted/actual GCSEs.
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