Access to HE Level 3 Diploma (Health Science Professions)

If you are aged 19 or older and looking for an alternative route to university to study allied health professions such as nursing, midwifery, radiography and occupational therapy, the Access to HE course will allow you to progress with like-minded people in a mature and professional environment. We support mature students with few formal qualifications but with life experience and help to create pathways to life changing opportunities.

Course Level:
Level 3
1 Year
Aireville Campus
Awarding Body:


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 Access 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 onto 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.


  • Exploring psychological perspectives
  • Developmental psychology
  • Personality theories
  • Social psychology
  • Psychological disorders
  • Exploring biochemical molecules
  • Cell biology
  • Nutrition and digestion
  • Human gas exchange
  • Defense against disease
  • Endocrine system
  • Nervous system
  • Human sex and reproduction
  • Study skills

Entry Requirements

  • 19 or older to start this course
  • GCSEs 9-4 (A*C) English or maths



Your choices may include:

  • Nurse
  • Midwife
  • Teacher
  • Radiographer
  • Nutritionist
  • Social worker


Your choices may include:

  • Young Children’s Learning & Development BA (Hons)
  • Teacher Training for primary education
  • Midwifery BSc (Hons)
  • Nursing BSc
  • Physiotherapy BSc (Hons)
  • Social work BA (Hons)

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