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Access to Nursing & Healthcare Professions L3

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What will you be working towards?

Alternative Title Access to Higher Education Diploma: Nursing and Healthcare Professions
Code 62M540/AP-2021
Qualification Type Other Regulated/Accredited Qualification
Qualification Level Not Set
Course type Full Time


This course is specifically designed to prepare you for a degree in healthcare-related professions. Subjects studied include Biology, Psychology, Professional Practice and Medical Calculations. Biology offers you an insight into the scientific processes which underpin medical care. You will study units on the cell, the development of disease and nutrition. In Psychology there is a focus on different approaches to human behaviour. You will study theories such as behaviourism, the 'nature versus nurture' debate and abnormal psychology. Professional practice focuses on applying the theories of medical care at work to further develop your understanding of what makes an outstanding healthcare professional. Alongside these are modules on study skills which teach you academic skills transferable across topics as well as being given guidance on your Extended Project which allows you to investigate a particular area of interest to yourself. These modules offer you a fantastic insight into the theory of healthcare provision and an understanding of the recipients of that provision, allowing you the chance to explore the impact of medical care in both local, national and international settings.

Entry requirements

You must have a grade C/grade 4 in GCSE English and maths and pass our internal assessments in English and maths at interview. For English and maths you must be working at level 2 (GCSE level) in order to start the level 3 Access course. Entry to university may require GCSE English and maths.

Your next steps...

Our Access to Higher Education students are welcomed by universities for enrolment on a number of degree-level courses. A higher education course could be your first step to a full degree course at university, offering you increased earning power and career prospects.


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