Nursing Access to Higher Education Diploma - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

This very popular course is for you if you are over 19 and interested in returning to education with the aim of training to be a nurse but lack confidence because you may not have appropriate qualifications. The Access to HE course is designed to meet your needs by helping you to gain new academic skills and qualifications appropriate for entry to degree level study. You can use the qualification to gain a place at university or to enhance your career prospects (e.g., higher apprenticeships).

Students choose a diploma and academic subjects suitable for your career aspiration.

Assessment Methods

You will produce a portfolio of work over the year including essays, reports, presentations and a research unit. You gain credits for the assignments you do. You accumulate credits towards the diploma. There is a minimum of one compulsory exam unit.

Progression Options

The Access to HE Diploma provides students with the necessary grounding to progress on to Higher Education courses. The majority of UK Universities will accept an Acces to HE Diploma as an alternative to A Levels and other more traditional routes.

University Centre Somerset delivers:

  • Excellent teaching from outstanding staff, combined with extensive tutorial support through our distance learning model
  • A variety of exciting resources for you to use through our online platform
  • You will be supported to achieve more than you thought you could

Course Summary

Course Title Nursing Access to Higher Education Diploma
Entry Requirements

  • Must be 19 years or over as at 31/08/20

  • Must hold a full Level 2 qualification in English and

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