Access to HE Level 3 Diploma – Nursing
This Access course is your ideal preparation for reaching Higher Education and following your career path into in the nursing professions.
Purpose: Access to Higher Education
Guided Learning Hours: 450
Duration: 32 weeks full-time, Tues, Wed & Thurs, 9.30am – 3.00pm
Next Course: October 2021
What are the qualifications about?
You will cover topics relevant to further study in the area of nursing. Modules range from Biology to Ethics and Values, so you will get an excellent all-round learning experience, readying you for further study. An Access to HE Diploma is accepted for entry on to degree programmes by the majority of UK universities.
Who are they for?
If your goal is to study in higher education towards a career in nursing, then this is the ideal course for you.
What do I need?
You will need GCSE English and Maths at Grade C (4) or equivalent.
Why choose Ruskin College?
Ruskin is a friendly and inclusive college, with an ethos that puts you very much at the centre of the learning experience. It is the ideal environment to set out on your path to your rewarding career in nursing, especially if you are an adult returning to education.
What sorts of things do they cover?
STUDY SKILLS UNITS:
- Drug Calculations and Health Related Charts
- Finding and Reading Information
- Writing Standard English
- Report Writing
- Note-taking and Note-making
- The Role of the Health or Social Care Professional
- Human Tissues and Systems
- Cardiovascular System
- Homeostasis and Controlling Factors in the Body
- Reproductive System
- Genes and Inheritance
- Foundations of Psychology
- Mental Health and Illness
- Treatment of Abnormal Behaviour
NURSING AND HEALTHCARE STUDIES
- Ethical Issues in Health Care
- Reflection on Work Placement in a Health or Social Care Setting
How will I learn and be assessed?
Your course will be a mixture of lectures, set work and quizzes.
You will be assessed through a programme of coursework. Your work will be graded at Pass, Merit or Distinction.
Most students will gain Pass marks at the beginning and get higher grades as the course progresses.
What can I do to prepare for the course?
You may not have studied science for some time or you may never have done so; don’t worry. Over the course you will cover everything you need in order to succeed in your Nursing degree. To get an idea of the sort of topics you will be studying, take a look at this video, which covers some of the first Biology unit about Cells.
Free short courses
You can brush up on your skills before your course. Try these free Open University courses in English and Maths or choose from a wide range of free online course at Ruskin that could be helpful with your studies.
How long do they take?
Guided learning hours
Guided learning hours are the hours you spend learning with your training provider or on your own. The guided learning hours for this qualification are:
- Level 3: 450 hours
Usual course length
Completing the Access to Higher Education Diploma: Nursing usually takes:
- 31 weeks full time, 3 days a week, Tuesday – Thursday, 9.30am – 3.45pm
What jobs could they lead to?
This course prepares you for degree-level study in preparation for a career in nursing. Although the qualification has not been designed to lead directly to employment, it will support you to take steps towards a career in a range of health professions.
At the end of the course universities will offer you a place following an interview and they will ask for a number of Credits at Pass, Merit or Distinction. They will never ask for all Distinctions in all your units. You can find out more about this on the UCAS website.
What would it cost me?
Full course cost: £3022. We will help you access financial support if you are entitled to it: find out if you are eligible.