Access to Higher Education (Nursing and Health)

Access opens doors to university and study for a higher education course when you want a change in career direction.

This pathway prepares you for university study and eventual employment in areas such as nursing, midwifery, paediatrics, paramedical science and mental health nursing.

To develop as an independent learner you will complete an independent learning module alongside your taught modules.

Study skills will prepare you for higher education with the essential skills of writing essays and making oral presentations, as well as other academic requirements such as note-taking, researching, revision and examination techniques.

IT is a compulsory module, which will develop your IT skills so that you can work effectively and confidently with Word and PowerPoint.

All students produce a portfolio of work built throughout the course and formal assessments throughout the year, which may include (dependent on subjects chosen): essays, presentations, coursework, experiment reports, and timed in-class exercises.

The course prepares you for university and is recognised by all UK universities.

Subjects include Sociology, Psychology and Human Biology.
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Entry requirements

You need to be over 19 and have a desire to study at university level.

You will need GCSE English or maths for the Nursing & health pathway (or equivalent qualification translated by NARIC).

You will be invited to an interview where any entry criteria for your chosen pathway will be discussed with you on an individual basis.