Access to Higher Education


Study Level


Study Mode:

Full time / Part time

Course length:

6 months / 12 months


UK/EU: £7,900

Non UK/Eu: £14,200

Term start date:


Age group


Application route: 

Completion can offer students 1st year entry into UK Universities

Accredited by

Open College Network

West Midlands

Access HE Health prof.PNG

Course Overview:

Access to HE Diplomas are widely recognised by universities as alternative qualifications for those who do not have sufficient A-levels to enrol on a degree programme.

Careers in the healthcare sector are fiercely competitive and a degree is the surest way to qualify and achieve more as a professional.

An Access to Higher Education Diploma is the first step in your journey to obtaining your dream career.

The Access to Higher Education Diploma (Health Professionals) will offer you an ample view into the healthcare system so that, by the end of it, you can decide which career path is best for you. At the same time, this Access to HE Diploma prepares you for the challenges of independent study with modules on academic writing, research, and assignment preparation so you’re ready to tackle any university degree course.

By the end of this diploma, you will have a better understanding of the healthcare sector and be eligible to apply for a place on many health-related undergraduate courses

Entry Requirement:

To be enrolled onto an Access course, you should have been out of education with a clear idea of the course you wish to study at university. You are required to have GCSE grade C or above in maths and English/English language. Selection is on the basis of an interview and completion of an initial assessment.

You should have substantial work experience (minimum of 6 months, or 9 months if you wish to become a social worker) in an area related to your chosen career.


  • Advanced Mathematics

  • Biological Science (Health)

  • Common Core

  • Health Studies (Health)

  • Information Communication Technology

  • Information Communication Technology

  • Psychology (Health)

  • Related Studies for Health

  • Skills for Learning (Health)

  • Sociology (Health)


On successful completion of this programme, you can progress onto university. For most universities you will be required to have GCSE English and maths as well as the Access to HE Diploma. It is your responsibility to check the entry requirements for individual universities.

This course is particularly suitable for degrees including nursing and other health professions, midwifery, social work, psychology and sociology.