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Delivery for 2020 -21: Due to Covid-19 Classroom-based classes will be delivered remotely and undertaken at home. Seminars and tutorials will be attended on site when possible.

Entry Requirements

GCSE grade C/4 or above in English, Maths and Science – you must be aged 19+ as from the August before your course starts.

Duration and Attendance

September 2020 - June 2021.

The course is full-time over an academic year. Attendance in College is for three days per week plus an additional 10 to 15 hours’ personal self-guided study.

What You’ll DoThe Diploma course is in three parts and you will:

  • Study 15 credits of Study Skills
  • Study 27 credits of Human Physiology
  • Study 18 credits of Professional Health Care Practice

The course is divided into units of assessment. Each unit is broken down into learning hours and most of the units are worth three, six or nine credits (one credit equals 10 learning hours).

To achieve the Diploma, you must achieve 60 credits, all credits are at level three (equivalent to A Level standard).

The programme delivery method includes lectures and seminars and a good level of student participation is expected. You will be expected to make presentations on a regular basis throughout the course to develop your presentation skills.

Exams and Assessments

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. Graded units are eligible for grades will be awarded as 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.

Course Fees

Course fees TBA (£3384 for 18-19).

How you can progress

Students will be eligible to apply to a range of degree courses in the health profession such as:

  • Nursing, Midwifery, Physiology, Occupational Therapy, Paramedic Science, Speech & Language Therapy, Operating Departments Practitioners

Or alternatively a range of general the degrees such as:

  • Biomedical Science, Human Physiology, Human Biology or Sports Science, Food & Nutrition


When you start your degree you will also be eligible for the new annual payments of £5,000 - £8,000, available to all undergraduates nursing students from August 2020.

Contact Us

If you would like to enrol, you can do so via our Enrol Now page.

If you have any further questions about York College please email info@yorkcollege.ac.uk or call (01904) 770770.

Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in this webpage, the content is subject to change where necessary.


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