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Access to HE Nursing (Online)

  • Course Type: Access to HE

What can this course lead to?

The AIM Access to HE Diploma is QAA recognized and is accepted by UK universities nationwide as a standard entry qualification for most degree courses. Each Access course and pathway is specifically designed with university progression in mind, and tutors will guide you through the HE application process.

This course can lead to a range of degree courses and careers, for example:

  • Adult Nursing
  • Child Nursing
  • Mental Health Nursing
  • Disability Nursing
  • Nursing Associate

Who is it for?

If you are a mature student with the ambition to go to university but lack the level 3 qualifications, an Access to Higher Education course is a fantastic solution.

The Access to Higher Education course is a 1-year full-time course specifically for motivated individuals aged 19 and over who wish to go on to study a degree, progress in their career, or simply extend their knowledge after being out of formal education for some time.

This online course is specifically for highly motivated and autonomous learners who are not able to access learning during regular college hours. You must have excellent IT skills, and hold substantial nursing/healthcare work experience that will support your application to University. Your suitability for the course will be assessed during a screening assessment when you apply for the course.

What is covered?

You will study a range of subjects at Level 3 in Biololgy, Sociology and Psychology. You will also be trained in study skills to help you make the most of your time on the course and to become an effective undergraduate at university.

You are not required to come into college for any activities, however you are expected to spend approximately 12-15 hours per week completing work in your own time. You will have 24/7 access to an online learning platform where all learning materials are provided for you to work through, and where all your assessments are uploaded.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

For entry onto the Access to Higher Education Nursing course applicantsmust hold a: Level 2 Biology qualification (such as GCSE Science/Biology at grade A*/9 – C/4, BTEC Level 2 in Applied Science at Merit or Pre-Access Certificate with biology content) and GCSE English and Maths at grade A*/9 – C/4.

Foreign equivalents and Functional Skills Level 2 can be considered on a case by case basis.

Start date: 02/09/2024

Course Code
1 Year Full-time

Full-time courses are fully funded for 16 to 18-year-olds. For age 19+, various funding options are available.

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Brandon Harris
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