Access to HE Diploma (Health Professionals) Distance Learning

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Access to HE (Health Professionals) – Distance Learning

Level 3

Length: 8 - 12 months

Campus: Online Course

About the course

The Access to HE Diploma (Health Professionals) is one of our most popular courses. This is because the health care sector offers a diverse range of challenging and exciting career paths for students to choose from. This qualification’s universal content allows students the flexibility to decide which speciality they want to pursue after they finish the diploma.

This Access to HE Diploma has been created as an alternative to more traditional qualifications. In the UK, many universities are happy to accept applications from students who hold, or are studying towards, this kind of qualification. Most health related degree programmes will also require a minimum of grade C in GCSE English and maths.

As this is a distance learning course, it is perfect for learners who have been out of education for an extended period and have other time constraints. What’s more is that our students can begin working on their course from the moment of enrolment; whether that is in September or at any other point during the year.

Course content

Module Title:
Preparing for Success
Academic Writing Skills
Preparing a Written Assignment
Cell Biology - ungraded
The History of the National Health Service
Human Nutrition & the Digestive System
Social Factors in Health and Social Care
Introduction to Psychology
The Roles & Responsibilities of Health Care Professionals
The Human Endocrine and Nervous Systems
Classification and Use of Social Drugs and Medicines
The Human Muscular and skeletal systems
Understanding Dementia
Mental Health & Illness
Human Disease & Prevention
Understanding Poverty
Human Immunity
Study Skills Portfolio Building
Human Reproduction, Growth & Development
Equality & Diversity within Health Care
Health and Wellbeing

Entry requirements

  • You must be 19 years old

  • 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.

Where next?

After successfully completing this Access to Higher Education Diploma, you’ll have a good understanding of the healthcare sector and therefore be eligible to apply to a number of health related undergraduate courses. Once you have chosen and completed your degree programme, you will be ready to begin your chosen career. Many health graduates go on to work in the NHS or even private practice. Careers open to health graduates include:

  • Nursing

  • Midwifery

  • Exercise Science and Rehabilitation,

  • Nutrition,

  • Occupational Therapy,

  • Diploma/Operating Department Practitioner,

  • Physiotherapy,

  • Radiography,

  • Psychology

  • Speech and Language Therapy.


  • Employment within the healthcare sector, or University progression.

What additional resources will I need?

  • No additional resources are required.

Fees information

  • £3,380

  • 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:

  • 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.


  • Start date Anytime

  • Course Code BC8858