Access to Higher Education - Health & Social Care Professions (Nursing & Midwifery)

An Access to Higher Education course is excellent for adults who wish to change career, study at degree level or improve job prospects by gaining a Level 3 Diploma. This nationally recognised qualification is an alternative to the A-Level route of getting in to university. It is designed for mature students who don’t currently have the necessary academic qualifications for this level of study. It helps develop confidence & study methods, and the flexible style of study is ideally suited to adults leading busy lives. To make your college experience as positive and enjoyable as possible, we are always on hand to provide support & encouragement, so that you achieve your ambitions and enjoy success on your course. You will need: • To be aged 19 or over. • A minimum of English & maths GCSE at a grade 4 (C) or above, or Functional Skills Level 2 Literacy & Numeracy. • A determination to make a change, excellent attendance, complete your work to a high standard & be willing to study further at home, alongside college attendance. • To study full-time for one year starting in September, for 16 hours a week. You study Level 3 modules in Professional Health Care Practice, Human Physiology and Psychology. This course can lead to university study in Nursing (Adult or Mental Health) and Midwifery. Career Facts: Mental Health Nurse salaries range from £22,128 to £41,787 based on experience. Midwifery salaries start from £21,909 and increase with experience. If you are 19-23 and studying your first Level 3 course, you may be eligible for full funding. If you are not eligible and are aged 19+, you can apply for an Advanced Learner Loan by visiting You may be able to get financial support from the Learner Support Fund for help with course materials, equipment, travel costs and childcare costs. To check eligibility, speak to the Student Services team on 01274 327281. Please note, this course was planned before the pandemic and we are reviewing moving some teaching and support online to meet social distancing requirements. We will update the course information as soon as planning is complete.

Subject Access to Higher Education
Level Level 3
Study Type Part Time
Course Code 6130
Cost £ 3380.00
Start Date 07-Sep-2020
Start Time 9:30am
End Date 28-May-2021
End Time 9:30am
Day Various
Duration 1 Year
Venue Shipley College
Start Date Start Time End Date End Time Day Duration Venue
07-Sep-2020 9:30am 28-May-2021 9:30am Various 1 Year Shipley College
Level 3 Entitlement or an Advanced Learner Loan may apply to you
Please note that this course is very popular and early booking is vital to ensure your place. To enquire or to apply, please email

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