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Access to Higher Education Diploma: Health Science Professions

Health, Public Services and Care

Health, Public Services and Care
Health, Public Services and Care

What will you be working towards?

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Qualification Level Level 3


This programme is designed for individuals, aged 19+, who don't already have a Level 3 qualification. It is perfect if you want to progress on to study for a higher education qualification, in the future such as a degree, foundation degree or higher national diploma. The Health Science route is appropriate for those wishing to pursue a career in nursing, midwifery, paramedic and many more.


Units you may study include: Study skills Personal professional development and communication An introduction to biological science (human biology) Employability skills Optional units include: An introduction to sociology An introduction to social policy An introduction to psychology

How will it be delivered?

97% Assessment - Coursework 3% Assessment - Exam

Entry requirements

Ideally at least 5 GCSEs at grade 9-5 or A*-C including English and Maths or a Level 2 qualification, but this is subject to discussion at your interview. If you haven't already achieved a GCSE grade 5 or grade C in English or Maths, then you will study either GCSE or Functional Skills English or Maths alongside your other qualifications.

Your next steps...

After completing an extended diploma many of our students go on to study nursing, midwifery, social sciences or science at university. Studying health and social care could lead to a career as a nurse, health care professional, carer, social worker, paramedic, health care assistant, teacher and many other opportunities.


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