Level 3 Access to Higher Education Diploma - Health and Caring ProfessionsApply Now
Access courses are designed for students who want a fast track route to university or to progress into careers and vocations that require higher level qualifications. Access courses have featured at Hopwood Hall for many years – changing the lives of many students. We’re also proud to say that our achievement and success rates are amongst the best in the country.
There are six ‘pathways’ on the Level 3 programme tailored to different career/ Higher Education areas. These are:
- Business Professions
- Health and Caring Professions
- Health Sciences
- Public Services and Allied Professions
- Sport and Exercise
There are slightly different entry criteria for each pathway which reflects the requirements of differing Higher Education degree programmes. All pathways have mandatory units in Academic Essay Writing and Research Skills.
Please be aware that successful completion of an Access to HE Diploma does not guarantee a place at university.
Open Awards Access to HE Diploma – Health
£620-£3,400 per year
Immediate entry to the one-year Level 3 Access to HE Diploma offers students who have already attained sufficient GCSE qualifications the quickest route to university. Usually this means students must have attained 4 GCSEs grade A-C/9-4, including English and Maths. Science is usually required for health related courses.
Our two health pathways offer routes into Higher Education to train for a variety of health related professions including: Nursing, Midwifery, Podiatry, Chiropody, Paramedics and Operations Department Practitioner.
- Health Sciences (1 module)
- Health Studies
The Access programme requires attendance for 14 hours a week over 34 weeks. Level 3 students can, in some cases, combine evening with daytime study depending on their chosen pathway.
There are no formal work experience requirements on this course.
The Access to HE Diploma offers students a way to gain the qualifications needed to enter Higher Education and gain a degree, helping enter their chosen career.