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Access to Nursing and Healthcare Professions



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What does this course involve?

This Access programme in Health and Nursing offers a broad range of subjects for students who wish to progress on to degree courses at University. The subjects include: Biology; Psychology and Sociology. In addition, students will also study two compulsory subjects, which are Study Skills and IT.

The purpose of Access Courses is to prepare students to study at degree level. As such, successful applicants must be prepared to undertake independent study outside of college contact time. This will require extensive reading, research and essay writing. In addition to subject teaching, the lecturers will provide the transferable skills necessary to study at University. Universities frequently report that Access students are extremely well prepared for the rigours of degree study, as do our former students.

Access students have gone on to study at Universities throughout the UK and successful completion of this course could lead to studying Health and Social or Nursing/Midwifery degrees.

Students who do not have GCSE English or Maths at Grade C or above will be able to study for these qualifications alongside their Access programme.


What qualifications do I need?

Students must be 19+ prior to starting this programme. Students who do not have GCSE English or Maths at Grade C or above and require these qualifications to go onto HE, will need to have these prior to starting the Access course. If students do not need English and/or Maths to go onto their preferred HE programme they could still be considered for interview. Students can study their English and Maths with the Pre Access programme (Dover only) in preparation for the Access course if desired on a part time basis.


Assessment methods will include essays, case studies, projects, presentations, time constrained assessments.

Fees & Costs

The course fees for UK students are as follows:

  • 19 – 23 year olds with no Level 3 qualifications: free
  • 19+ with full Level 3: £3384.00
  • 23+: £3384.00

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