Access to Higher Education Diploma - (Nursing) Distance Learning

Part Time 19+ Learner Loan available

About the course

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.

Course content

  • Unit 1 Preparing for Success 
  • Unit 2 Preparing to Study 
  • Unit 3 Academic Writing Skills
  • Unit 4 Preparing a Written Assignment Unit 
  • 5 Cell Biology - ungraded 
  • Unit 6 The History of the National Health Service 
  • Unit 7 Human Nutrition & the Digestive System 
  • Unit 8 The Role and Responsibilities of the Registered Nurse 
  • Unit 9 Introduction to Psychology 
  • Unit 10 Human Reproduction, Growth & Development 
  • Unit 11 Approaches to Health 
  • Unit 12 The Human Muscular and skeletal systems 
  • Unit 13 Social Factors in Health and Social Care 
  • Unit 14 The Brain and Nervous System (psychology) 
  • Unit 15 The Human Endocrine and Nervous Systems 
  • Unit 16 Inequalities in Health & Illness 
  • Unit 17 Human Immunity 
  • Unit 18 Poverty and Health 
  • Unit 19 Study Skills Portfolio Building 
  • Unit 20 Human Disease & Prevention 
  • Unit 21 Equality & Diversity within Health Care

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?

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.

Employability

  • Employment within 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; 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 £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

Contact

For further information about this course please contact a member of the Fast Forward Team on 01793 732892 or email: info@fastforward.newcollege.ac.uk