Access to HE Diploma (Health Professionals)

The Access to HE Diploma (Health Professionals) offered at Kidderminster College currently runs in the daytime, over two full days. The course is Level 3 and designed to prepare students for Higher Education, offering a variety subjects in study skills, human biology, psychology and health studies. The course is challenging and vigorous, so if you are motivated, committed and determined, you have the potential to achieve and meet your career goals.

  • What will be studied

    The course is made up of four modules, each broken down into units:

    Study Skills techniques

    • Progression to HE
    • Preparing for HE Interview
    • Academic Writing Skills
    • Applied Research Skills

    Human Biology

    • Musculoskeletal Systems
    • Nutrition and Digestion
    • Respiration and Circulation
    • Human Reproduction, Growth and Development
    • Endocrine and Nervous Systems


    • Introduction to Psychology
    • Developmental Psychology
    • Social Influence
    • Abnormality

    Health Studies

    • The History of the NHS
    • Equality and Diversity
    • Ethical Issues in Contemporary Healthcare
    • Approaches to Health
    • Health Promotion
  • What are the entry requirements?

    GCSE English Language at grade C/4 or higher (mandatory).

    GCSE Maths at grade C/4 or higher (grade D/3 is accepted but learners will be expected to study GCSE Maths alongside their main course).

    Functional Skills Level 2 in English/Maths is accepted as an alternative to GCSE. Please note that it is the responsibility of the learner to ensure that these qualifications will be accepted by universities.

    You will be required to attend an interview.

  • Where does this course lead to?

     This qualification can lead to Higher Education study in:

    • Nursing
    • Midwifery
    • Paramedic
    • Forensic Science
    • Physiotherapy
    • Psychology
    • Counselling
    • Social Work
    • Teaching
    • BA (Hons), Foundation Degrees, HND etc. 


  • What qualifications will be gained?

    Access to HE Diploma (Health Professionals)

  • How will this course be delivered?

    This is a part time course studied over the period of one year. However, due to the intensity of this course, it will require an element of independent study.


  • How will I be assessed?

    You will complete a range of tasks including essays, reports, fact files, individual research, presentations, group discussions and timed assessments.


  • How to get a place?

    Fill out our quick and easy application form HERE

    You will be required to attend an interview (please ensure that you bring ID and relevant certificates).

  • Other Information:

    Learners are encouraged to research universities, courses and entry requirements prior to starting the course.


    Nursing, Midwifery, Paramedic, Forensic Science, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Psychology, Counselling, Social Work, Teaching and any allied Health Profession courses or careers


Start Date : September 2021 End Date : July 2022 Fee : N/A
Day : N/A Time : N/A Fee Description : N/A Duration : 1 Year
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