Access to Higher Education Diploma in Health

Key Facts
  • Starts September 2022
  • Course Type Part Time
  • Duration One Year
  • You Need 1 Requirements needed View


The Access to Higher Education Diploma is a qualification which prepares people without traditional qualifications for study at university. If you would like to go to university but left school without the qualifications you need, then an Access to HE course could be for you. There is no upper-age limit for Access to HE courses and these can be completed in one year, on a part-time basis.

What will I learn

The diploma is made up of a series of level 2 and level 3 units which are individually graded. Subjects will include Level 2 English Skills for Higher Education and Maths. The graded level 3 units include: > Health Promotion > Human Biology > Professional Skills in Healthcare > Contemporary Care Practice > Values Based Health Care > A Health and Care Research Project

How will I learn

You will learn through class sessions, which involve lectures and demonstrations. Interactive learning will include using IT and the virtual learning environment (VLE). Learners are supported and encouraged to develop independent learning techniques.

What's next

On successful completion of the access diploma learners can apply to university for a place on a range of health-related degrees or other higher education degree programmes. These include nursing, operating department practitioner, occupational therapy, dental nurse and physiotherapist. continue your studies with us on the Cert HE Health and Social Care course.

Additional Information

This qualification is awarded by One Awards.

You can study for one year, on a part-time basis
We offer a wide range of higher education courses to progress onto
This is a great course to prepare for university study
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