Access to Higher Education Diplomas

This course is a one year intensive course for mature students.
Course units include:

  • English skills for health and care
  • Maths skills for health and care
  • Human anatomy and physiology
  • Sociological principles in health and care
  • Psychological approaches
  • Study skills.
  • Entry requirements

    You must be 19 years or above with a relevant Level 2 qualification. You will need to have GCSEs in English and maths at grade (grade C) or Level 2 functional skills. If not, you will take a formal entry in those subjects. You will have a College interview and may also be required to sit an Access test.

  • Who is the course for?

    Pursue a career in caring for others or go into nursing with this one year intensive course. Develop all the skills you need to apply for higher education. Access courses are suitable for those that have been out of education for some time and prepare you for higher education.

  • Study methods

    Full time, a minimum of 4 days a week at the Uxbridge Campus

  • How is the course assessed?

    A variety of assessment methods are used to assess students, for example - group discussions, tutorials, lectures, role play, controlled assessments, PowerPoint presentations, observations and professional discussions.
    The qualification you will receive on completion of this Access course is the Access to Higher Education (Health and Care Professions) Diploma. In order to qualify and complete this course you will need to achieve 60 credits, of which 45 will have to be from Level 3 units and the remaining 15 are optional.

  • Where Next – Job Opportunities

    You can go directly into employment as a care worker in a hospital, nursing home or care home.

  • Where Next – Further Studies

    Degree programmes at university in nursing (all branches), midwifery, paramedic science, occupational therapy, operating department practice, social work, psychology or any other undergraduate health or social care-related course.

  • How to apply

    To apply for a course choose one of these methods:

    >> Online - click the Apply Now button, fill out the form and submit
    >>Post - download an application form here , or use the form in the prospectus. Fill it out and return it to:
    Student Records/Admissions, Uxbridge College, Park Road, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 1NQ.

    When we have received your application we will contact you to arrange an interview time.

Course starting Sep 2023

Starts 11 September 2023

Duration 1 Year(s)

Location Uxbridge Campus

Days/Time Monday-Friday
09:00 - 17:00