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Access to Higher Education: Health Science Professions

Access to Higher Education Diploma: Health Science Professions

Level: 3

Duration: 1 year (full-time)

This is a popular, nationally recognised, Access to HE course designed for students who are planning to continue with their career related studies into Higher Education in a wide range of Health, Nursing, Midwifery or Allied Health Professions. We work in close partnership with local universities and many students use this Access to HE course as a route into a full degree.

You will also be supported through the UCAS application process and overall be prepared for study at higher education. Our experienced teaching staff are passionate about their areas of expertise and are committed to helping you to attain your learning goals and meet your personal aims.


Entry Requirements

  • You must be at least 19 years old
  • GCSE English at Grade C/4 or above

Most universities expect students to have grade C/4 in Mathematics when they apply for their Higher Education course and many are no longer accepting other Level 2 equivalents in literacy and numeracy. You are advised to check the requirements with your chosen higher education institution. Students applying for health care related courses are also likely to need a Grade C/4 in GCSE Science. It may be possible to study for these qualifications whilst undertaking the Access programme at Selby College.


Potential Careers

With further education and training, successful completion of this Access to Higher Education programme can open up routes to careers in:

  • Paramedic
  • Adult Nursing
  • Paediatric Nursing
  • Mental Health Nursing
  • Midwifery

Fees and Funding

The course fees for 2020/21 are £3384. Advanced Learner Loans are available for most students - see here for more details.

For more information about this programme, please contact Selby College Higher Education on 01757 211114 or email highereducation@selby.ac.uk.

How to Apply

Follow this link to download a full application pack: Apply now

Click the links below for further information about the qualification and the Awarding Body: