The Access to Higher Education Diploma (Radiography) incorporates a blend of science and medicine, to prepare you for a career working within a diagnostic role in healthcare. You will study specific elements physics, chemistry and biology, including atomic structure and anatomy to give you the understanding you need to start your career in radiography.
Part of the course includes the core scientific and medical principles that will allow you to work safely and responsibly with radiation and hazardous materials, how to operate radiological equipment and how to analyse scans.
The course – and the degree you’ll be eligible to study after – will provide you with a diverse range of knowledge and skills that will be invaluable wherever your career takes you.
Life is unpredictable, and circumstances change, which is why you may not want to wait until September to enrol on an Access to Higher Education Diploma (Radiography). If you want to study you can start right away, or at another time that is convenient for you. The Access to Higher Education Diploma (Radiography) has been specifically designed to suit people who have been out of the formal education system for a while. Because there are no classes to attend, individuals with family and work commitments can still fulfil their career ambitions by fitting their studies around their schedule. On average students take between 8-12 months to finish their diploma (with the maximum time allowed to complete your diploma being 2 years).
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Employment within the NHS, a private hospital, or working overseas, or University progression.
Future career and study opportunities
Once you have completed your diploma, you will be able to apply for a university course.
An Access to Higher Education Diploma (Radiography) gives you the skills not only to pursue a career in radiography but sonography, biomedical science, microbiology, dentistry and more.
You may wish to access the Advanced Learner Loan where the Government cover the course fees, only repayable when you’re earning over £27,295. 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