Level 3

Access to Higher Education Diploma (Nursing)


1 year


Rush Green


Sep 2021
Oct 2021
Oct 2021
Feb 2021
Feb 2022


Adult 19+

Aiming to go to university to study adult/children mental health nursing, or occupational therapy?

This course will give you the skills you need to progress onto the degree programme of your choice!

As well as specific subject knowledge, this course will help you put your education into practice.

Learners will be assessed through coursework, presentations, debates and exams.

Work experience is highly desirable to support your UCAS application. You'll also need literacy skills - either via GCSE English or Level 2 Functional Skills.

The Access programme requires the study of 19 units, over 9 month period and therefore to successfully complete this programme you'll require a lot of self-discipline and resilience. It's designed for mature learners who have substantial work, personal or academic experience and can demonstrate that they have successfully overcome challenges before.

Applicants who are not 19 at the start of the academic year (the 31st August) are expected to have maths and English at level 2 and if successful in getting a place on an Access to Higher Education Diploma Programme it is compulsory that you participate in the national study programmes for the under 19s as well.

Course tutors have extensive experience in preparing students for:

  • Further and higher education programmes
  • Employment in related sectors

We'll support you if you wish to find further work experience via placements during the programme.

Successfully complete this course and you can move on to a degree programme!