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 Nursing.PNG

Course overview

An alternative route to University or Higher Education for students aged 19+ who have been out of education for at least a year, the Access to Higher Education Diploma - Nursing is designed to give adult students, who may have left school early or have been out of education for a number of years, the opportunity to develop academic skills, confidence and knowledge before applying to university. This course requires a minimum of 90% attendance and the successful completion of 45 Level 3 credits and 15 Level 2/3 credits. The Access to HE Diplomas at London PT College are nationally recognised qualifications and are awarded by The Open College Network.

Entry requirement

 Candidates are required to have GCSE English Language at grade C/4 or above and Maths at a minimum grade D/3. If you do not have GCSE Maths at grade C/4 you may be given the opportunity to study this subject alongside your Access Diploma to achieve a grade 4 or above. Acceptance onto the GCSE course will be dependent on the result of an initial assessment.  A satisfactory reference must be received. 


Please note that it is the responsibility of the student to ensure their current and future qualifications comply with the entry requirements of any university to which they intend to progress. Experience in a related vocational area will support your application to higher education on completion of the Access Diploma. This course requires excellent time management, maturity of approach and a high level of commitment throughout the year.


  • Biological Science (Midwifery & Nursing)

  • Common Core 

  • Health Studies (Midwifery)

  • Information Communication Technology

  • Information Communication Technology

  • Psychology (Midwifery & Nursing)

  • Related Studies for Health

  • Skills for Learning

  • Sociology (Midwifery & Nursing)


Students who successfully achieve the Access Diploma are then eligible to apply for a degree in Nursing or a Degree-Level Nurse Apprenticeship.  Other degree courses in professions related to Health and Social Care may also be applied for.