The course aims to prepare you for entry into higher education and to provide the underpinning knowledge and skills needed to progress to a degree or diploma course at a university or college.
We urge prospective students to check the admissions criteria and entry requirements of the undergraduate degree programme you wish to progress to after this course and ensure that this is the right programme for your academic needs.
GCSE grade C/4 or above in English Language, Maths and Science.
Please refer to the Access page for entry requirements.
In addition, you must show the motivation, commitment and life skills to cope with the requirements of the course and higher education. Whilst there is no upper age limit on the programme there may be external factors from the awarding institution which need to be taken into account before progressing onto higher education.
At the interview stage you will be required to demonstrate a strong interest in, and vocation for, nursing and midwifery. You must also show the ability to work towards entry to Higher Education courses.
Any student under the age of 19 must contact Student Services to discuss alternative options available at York College.
17th September 2018 - 14th June 2019
Tuesday - Thursday
Attendance in College is for three days per week plus an additional 10 to 15 hours’ personal self-guided study.
The course is divided into units of assessment. Each unit is broken down into learning hours and most of the units are worth three to six credits (one credit equals 10 learning hours).
To achieve the Diploma, you must achieve 60 credits, all credits are at Level 3 (equivalent to A Level standard).
The Diploma is taught as part of a combined course with other Health and Social Care Diplomas. This course is in three parts and you will:
Please note that individual modules are subject to change.
The programme delivery method includes practical work, seminars, lectures and workshops.
Assessment may take the form of reports, assignments, controlled tests, logbooks and presentations. Assessment will take place both during and at the end of each unit as appropriate. Units will be graded at distinction, merit or pass.
At the end of the course you will be given a transcript listing all of the units and grades awarded: there is no overall grade.
Universities will specify the grades they expect you to achieve in various units as part of any offer they may make.
An Access to Higher Education Diploma is validated and accredited through Ascentis, which is an Access validating agency, licensed and regulated by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education. Details of the units to be studied can be found on their website at https://www.ascentis.co.uk/access-to-higher-education.
Students can progress onto a Higher Education degree in Nursing Studies (Adult, Mental Health, Learning Disabilities and Child Nursing and midwifery). In the past students have progressed onto Higher Education at the University of York, Kings College London, Queens College Belfast, Sheffield University and Hull University.
You must apply online or complete a full-time application form available from the Infozone (01904 770400) or from the website and attend an interview.
£3384 for 2018/19. Course fees vary each year. Prospective students are advised to contact us for the latest fees.
If you are offered a place on this course, you will be able to apply for the new Advanced Learner Loan. The loan means that you will not have to pay any tuition fees up front and will only pay back the loan when your salary rises above £21,000. Repayments are made automatically if you are employed and are part of your tax return if you are self-employed.
If you are taking out an Advanced Learner Loan to study an Access to HE Diploma your Loan will be written off on successful completion of your higher education programme - so in effect your Access to HE Diploma programme could be free.
For more information follow this link.