Access to Higher Education Diploma (Nursing)

Access to Higher Education Diploma (Nursing)

Nursing is a fast-paced and challenging profession that combines communication skills with medical care. Are you looking for a rewarding new role, but don’t have the qualifications needed to take your training to the next level? The Access to Higher Education Diploma (Nursing) offers a flexible alternative to students who missed out on the traditional route to university.

This Access to Higher Education Diploma (Nursing) will increase your understanding of biological science, psychology and sociology and you’ll also explore topics including the history of the NHS and contemporary health issues. Consider the varied responsibilities of a nurse and find out where a career change could take you.

This programme is designed to support your progression to a nursing degree with dedicated units that will update your academic abilities, develop your confidence to research independently and write assignments.

Entry requirements

You must have a Level 2 in Maths and English

Have access to IT and WIFI

Distance Learning isn’t for everyone. If we feel that this mode of study may not be quite right for you, we will help you to find the one that is.

Future career and study opportunities

During your Access to Higher Education Diploma (Nursing), you can apply to continue your nursing studies at university level. Opportunities for future employment include working for the NHS, a private hospital, a residential home or a school. You may choose to specialise and take on a role caring for adults, children, people with learning disabilities or mental health patients.

As you advance in your career, there’s potential to be promoted to become a nursing sister, nursing consultant or team leader. Alternatively, going on to gain a master’s degree will equip you to work as an advanced nurse practitioner.

Fees Information

You may wish to access the Advanced Learner Loan where the Government cover the course fees, only repayable when you’re earning over £26,575. Please follow this link: https://www.gov.uk/advanced-learner-loan

For further career guidance, the National Careers Service provides information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work opportunities. This service offers confidential and impartial advice and is supported by qualified careers advisers. https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/Pages/Home.aspx

Contact

If you have a question about this or any other adult and professional course, email parttimeadmissions@newcollege.ac.uk or call 01793 611470

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