Access to Higher Education Nursing Diploma

Access to Higher Education Nursing Diploma

Access to Higher Education Nursing Diploma

Access to Higher Education Nursing Diploma

Access to Higher Education Nursing Diploma

Part Time

Course Overview

This course provides learners with the knowledge and skills required to apply for a degree in all areas of Nursing, such as Adult, Children, Mental Health or Learning Disability Nursing. This can lead to a career working in the NHS, the private sector, the community, research, or education.

The course has been designed to provide entry to University and is worth 45 credits which are graded and 15 credits which are ungraded study skills. The course is suitable for mature students who have been out of full-time education for at least one year and do not have the relevant qualifications for entry to higher education.

The course is delivered online, so study can be undertaken at your own pace and an allocated individual tutor will support you throughout your learning journey. Your learning is through an online portal where all resources and assignments are uploaded.

Course Content

The course includes a variety of units covering health, sciences and psychology. The list of units includes the following:

  • Preparing for Success
  • Academic Writing Skills
  • Preparing a Written Assignment
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Cell Biology
  • The History of the National Health Service
  • Human Nutrition and the Digestive System
  • The Roles & Responsibilities of the Registered Nurse
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • The Human Endocrine and Nervous Systems
  • Social Factors in Health and Social Care
  • Understanding Dementia
  • The Human Muscular and Skeletal Systems
  • Classification and Use of Social Drugs and Medicines
  • Mental Health and Illness
  • Human Immunity
  • Understanding Poverty
  • Health Promotion
  • Study Skills Portfolio Building
  • Human Disease and Prevention
  • Equality and Diversity within Healthcare

Entry Requirement

  • You need to be aged 19+ from the beginning of September.
  • GCSE English and maths at grade C/4 or above (or equivalent).
If you do not have either English or maths you can complete this in addition to the Access to Higher Education course.


This course is assessed through assignments submitted electronically for each unit.


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Course Outline

Course Code: HDFL002

Study Mode: Part Time

Location: Basingstoke

Duration: 1 Year

Start Date: Anytime

Day & Time: Flexible

Tuition Fees: £3262.00

Registration Fees: £122.00

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