STUDY NOW, PAY MAY 2021

Access to Higher Education Diploma (Nursing).

Lines NOW CLOSED
Request a Callback
  • Accreditation by Skills & Education Group Access
  • 100% online learning
  • 18 units
  • 600 notional learning hours
  • FREE On-Demand & Live Classes Upgrade - RRP £480
  • FREE On-Demand & Live Classes Upgrade - RRP £480
Live Class Upgrade

Access to Higher Education Diploma (Nursing)

This Course at a Glance

  • Begin your journey towards a nursing career
  • Study a nursing degree without A Levels
  • Learn from the comfort of home 
  • Various payment methods available
  • 100% online learning
  • No exams

About Your Diploma

If you have a naturally caring nature and would love to turn this into a career, you can become a Nurse at any age.
Many would-be Nurses have put off moving into a career they know they would thrive in because of the thought of going back into a college classroom later in life. In most cases, this is because adhering to a structured timetable of college learning as well as a degree is too hard to juggle with their other commitments.
 
Thankfully, universities are more flexible in the qualifications they accept as adequate preparation for degree-level learning. So, now there is more variety in the type of course you can take to meet the entry requirements of your nursing degree. 
If you don’t have A Levels, most universities will now welcome you if you have alternatives like BTEC Nationals, Functional Skills or Access to Higher Education Diplomas.
 
That’s why our online Access to Higher Education Diploma (Nursing) is an increasingly popular option, and it is equivalent to three A levels. Completed entirely online, you can study at home, or wherever you prefer. You will also receive an Individual Learning Plan that will outline the submission deadlines of your assignments, helping you stay on track with your studies.
 
The courses vocation specific modules provide skills and knowledge so desirable for nursing. You'll explore various topics such as cell structure, professionalism and healthcare communication, where you'll learn about the importance of keeping things confidential and why having solid communication skills is so crucial in the health service.
 
You’ll also learn about Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) within healthcare, breaking down the key laws and rules connected to EDI in healthcare, helping you understand how these principles apply in the field.
 
In addition to this, the course will give you the study skills for university, ideal for anyone who has been out of education for some time. To learn more about the modules covered in the course, click the ‘Modules’ tab.
 

Getting Started

Stonebridge Associated Colleges is one of the leading UK distance learning providers. This Access to Higher Education Diploma (Nursing) is a nationally recognised Level 3 qualification, that is regulated by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA).
 
Due to the course being studied entirely online, its flexibility enables you to work towards a career in nursing without getting in the way of your current commitments. No matter if you have a full-time job or family to care for, you can comfortably complete your course in your free time. 
 
This Access to HE Diploma can be completed over two years. However, most of our students complete the course within 9-12 months. So, you can be on the way to studying at university faster than you could otherwise.
 
*Please note, entry requirements are set by each university. That’s why it’s best to check your Access to HE Diploma will be accepted before enrolling on the course. 
 
*You will have access to the course for 24 months.
Self-Paced Online Learning With Tutor Support
Self-Paced Online Learning With Tutor Support PLUS On-Demand & Live Classes
  • Access your course materials immediately
  • Tutor support via our market-leading platform
  • Study around existing commitments
  • Progress as quickly as you’d like
  • Tailored individual learning plan to help you succeed
  • Engaging content; from videos to interactive quizzes
  • Industry-leading 5 days marking turnaround
  • Live class scheduled between 10 am to 8 pm daily (including weekends)
  • Access to our video library of previous lectures available on-demand
  • Interact with your tutors directly during your class
  • Network with like-minded students via our chat functionality
  • Take live classes multiple times or access recordings as you like
  • Tutor support via our market-leading platform
  • Study around existing commitments
  • Progress as quickly as you’d like
  • Tailored individual learning plan to help you succeed
  • Engaging content; from videos to interactive quizzes
  • Industry-leading 5 days marking turnaround

On successful completion of the Access to Higher Education Diploma (Nursing), (QAA ref = 40014356), you will receive a Skills & Education Group Access, QAA recognised, Access to Higher Education Diploma at Level 3. As part of your programme, you will also receive help as well as guidance on your university application and the research you need to do to get the most out of your diploma.

An access validating agency with a strong social purpose to recognise achievement, particularly for those who have benefited least from their previous educational experiences, Skills and Education Group Access supports the needs of learners, providers, businesses and communities.

You must hold Level 2 qualifications in both English and Maths, or be working towards them alongside studying your Access to Higher Education Diploma. You also need to have a UK address to enrol.

University Entry Criteria

It must be reiterated that each university will set its own admission criteria. So, you must check with your desired institution if your Access to HE Diploma and other qualifications will be accepted.

In many cases, to get started on healthcare courses at university, you will need:

  • A certain number of credits passed with a merit or a distinction grade
  • A face-to-face interview at the university
  • Literacy and numeracy assessments provided by the university
  • Course-related work placements or work experience
  • GCSE Grade C/4 or above in Maths and English (or equivalent Level 2 such as Functional Skills/Key Skills, etc.)

It is your responsibility to check that your Access to HE Diploma will be accepted as part of these entry requirements for your chosen degree. learndirect will not be held accountable if completing this Access to Higher Education Diploma doesn’t secure you a position with a higher education institution.

Minimum age restriction

This course is ideally suited to those who have completed full-time education but have not achieved the grades required to get into university.

Average completion timeframe

The average time it takes our learners to complete the course is 9-12 months.

Assessment requirements

A range of assessment methodologies are used, including: academic report, essay, case study analysis, illustrated report, journal article, portfolio, academic poster, presentation (video and audio recording), developing promotional activity, series of questions, academic writing skills tasks

Exams required

There are no exams included in the assessment of the course.

Membership required?

No membership is required to enrol on this course.

Additional requirements

Learners must be actively studying for a minimum of six months before results can be ratified and certificates ordered. The six month period does not start until you have passed unit 2 of your course and you must be submitting assignments regularly (in line with the deadlines in your Individual Learning Plan) to meet this six month requirement. Certificates can only be issued once your course is paid for in full.

Certification Timeframe

You can expect to receive your certificate 12-16 weeks from your final assignment being marked and graded, depending on the time of year. You will be provided with regular updates throughout the certification process so that you are fully informed of your individual timeframes.

All course fees, inclusive of all payment plans including our Premium Credit Limited option, must be settled before certification can be ordered.

*You will have access to the course for 24 months.

Unit 1: Academic Writing Skills

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Be able to interpret specific questions
  • Be able to structure a written response
  • Be able to present the response appropriately for audience and purpose
  • Understand how to organise and apply information in their academic writing

Unit 2: Reading and Note Making

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand a range of reading strategies
  • Understand the use of language in terms of the purpose and context of a range of texts
  • Be able to use methods for developing notes from a range of sources

Unit 3: Exploring Healthcare Communication

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the main methods of communication
  • Understand the barriers to communication
  • Understand the value of developing good communication skills within the context of the health service
  • Understand the importance of confidentiality and record keeping

Unit 4: Exploring the Structure and Function of Cells

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand cellular structure and organisation
  • Understand cellular activity
  • Understand the cell cycle

Unit 5: Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Healthcare

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Know the key concepts related to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI)
  • Understand key legislation and regulations related to EDI healthcare
  • Understand how EDI issues are managed in healthcare settings

Unit 6: Nutrition and Digestion

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the concept of a balanced diet
  • Understand the structure and function of the human digestive system

Unit 7: Professionalism and Multidisciplinary Teams

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the impact of changes to the roles and responsibilities of a chosen health care professional
  • Understand regulation as a chosen health care professional
  • Understand the multidisciplinary team working in a chosen health care

Unit 8: Perspectives in Psychology

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand different psychological perspectives
  • Understand the differences between alternative psychological perspectives
  • Understand the application of psychological perspectives to contemporary issues in psychology

Unit 9: Endocrine System

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand terms hormone and endocrine gland
  • Understand homeostasis and feedback mechanisms
  • Understand the action of hormones

Unit 10: Poverty in Contemporary Britain

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand definitions of poverty
  • Understand the historical context of poverty in Britain
  • Understand the different methods used to measure poverty
  • Understand theoretical explanations of poverty
  • Understand explanations about why certain social groups are more likely to experience poverty
  • Understand recent policies for tackling poverty in Britain

Unit 11: Human Musculoskeletal System

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the human skeleton and how it relates to locomotion
  • Know how muscles contract
  • Understand the development of bone

Unit 12: Mental Health and Coping Strategies

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand how society determines and responds to a range of behaviours experienced by individuals suffering from mental ill health
  • Understand the influence of biological, social and environmental factors in relation to mental health
  • Understand different strategies for therapy and care of mental health disorders
  • Understand the major sources and effects of psychological stress
  • Understand a vareity of coping strategies

Unit 13: Infection and Immunity

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the contributions of Snow, Semmelweiss, Pasteur, Jenner and Koch to the understanding of infectious disease
  • Understand how the human body responds to infection
  • Understand the cause and transmission of different pathogens
  • Understand how infections can be prevented by vaccination
  • Understand the mechanism of action of antibiotics

Unit 14: Dementia

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the causes and prevalence of dementia
  • Understand the diagnosis of dementia
  • Understand treatment and care of dementia patients 

Unit 15: The Cause and Control of Disease

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand categories and causes of human disease
  • Understand the epidemiology of a named disease
  • Understand measures for disease prevention 

Unit 16: Health Promotion

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand current models of health promotion
  • Understand the role of current initiatives in promoting good health
  • Understand the role of current agencies or organisations that contribute to improving public health

Your work will be assessed through your end of unit assignments. These will provide you the opportunity to check up on your knowledge and advance. After each assignment your tutor will offer feedback to help you not only progress further but also improve your skills. This Access to HE Diploma is a level 3 Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) regulated qualification.

To successfully achieve your qualification, you will need a total of 60 credits. Of these, 45 will come from graded units of academic content, while the following 15 will be drawn from ungraded units concerning study skills.

What's Included

  • All study materials
  • Study Guide
  • Full Tutor and Admin support
  • The course fee includes the awarding body registration and certification fee (valued at up to £30.00).
OUR PASS RATE
Access to Higher Education Diplomas
83%
(National Average 77.1%)
  • FREE On-Demand & Live Classes Upgrade - RRP £480
  • FREE On-Demand & Live Classes Upgrade - RRP £480
Live Class Upgrade
Access to Higher Education Diploma (Nursing)

This Course at a Glance

  • Begin your journey towards a nursing career
  • Study a nursing degree without A Levels
  • Learn from the comfort of home 
  • Various payment methods available
  • 100% online learning
  • No exams

About Your Diploma

If you have a naturally caring nature and would love to turn this into a career, you can become a Nurse at any age.
Many would-be Nurses have put off moving into a career they know they would thrive in because of the thought of going back into a college classroom later in life. In most cases, this is because adhering to a structured timetable of college learning as well as a degree is too hard to juggle with their other commitments.
 
Thankfully, universities are more flexible in the qualifications they accept as adequate preparation for degree-level learning. So, now there is more variety in the type of course you can take to meet the entry requirements of your nursing degree. 
If you don’t have A Levels, most universities will now welcome you if you have alternatives like BTEC Nationals, Functional Skills or Access to Higher Education Diplomas.
 
That’s why our online Access to Higher Education Diploma (Nursing) is an increasingly popular option, and it is equivalent to three A levels. Completed entirely online, you can study at home, or wherever you prefer. You will also receive an Individual Learning Plan that will outline the submission deadlines of your assignments, helping you stay on track with your studies.
 
The courses vocation specific modules provide skills and knowledge so desirable for nursing. You'll explore various topics such as cell structure, professionalism and healthcare communication, where you'll learn about the importance of keeping things confidential and why having solid communication skills is so crucial in the health service.
 
You’ll also learn about Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) within healthcare, breaking down the key laws and rules connected to EDI in healthcare, helping you understand how these principles apply in the field.
 
In addition to this, the course will give you the study skills for university, ideal for anyone who has been out of education for some time. To learn more about the modules covered in the course, click the ‘Modules’ tab.
 

Getting Started

Stonebridge Associated Colleges is one of the leading UK distance learning providers. This Access to Higher Education Diploma (Nursing) is a nationally recognised Level 3 qualification, that is regulated by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA).
 
Due to the course being studied entirely online, its flexibility enables you to work towards a career in nursing without getting in the way of your current commitments. No matter if you have a full-time job or family to care for, you can comfortably complete your course in your free time. 
 
This Access to HE Diploma can be completed over two years. However, most of our students complete the course within 9-12 months. So, you can be on the way to studying at university faster than you could otherwise.
 
*Please note, entry requirements are set by each university. That’s why it’s best to check your Access to HE Diploma will be accepted before enrolling on the course. 
 
*You will have access to the course for 24 months.
Access to Higher Education Diplomas
OUR PASS RATE
(National Average 77.1%)
83%

On successful completion of the Access to Higher Education Diploma (Nursing), (QAA ref = 40014356), you will receive a Skills & Education Group Access, QAA recognised, Access to Higher Education Diploma at Level 3. As part of your programme, you will also receive help as well as guidance on your university application and the research you need to do to get the most out of your diploma.

An access validating agency with a strong social purpose to recognise achievement, particularly for those who have benefited least from their previous educational experiences, Skills and Education Group Access supports the needs of learners, providers, businesses and communities.

Unit 1: Academic Writing Skills

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Be able to interpret specific questions
  • Be able to structure a written response
  • Be able to present the response appropriately for audience and purpose
  • Understand how to organise and apply information in their academic writing

Unit 2: Reading and Note Making

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand a range of reading strategies
  • Understand the use of language in terms of the purpose and context of a range of texts
  • Be able to use methods for developing notes from a range of sources

Unit 3: Exploring Healthcare Communication

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the main methods of communication
  • Understand the barriers to communication
  • Understand the value of developing good communication skills within the context of the health service
  • Understand the importance of confidentiality and record keeping

Unit 4: Exploring the Structure and Function of Cells

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand cellular structure and organisation
  • Understand cellular activity
  • Understand the cell cycle

Unit 5: Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Healthcare

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Know the key concepts related to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI)
  • Understand key legislation and regulations related to EDI healthcare
  • Understand how EDI issues are managed in healthcare settings

Unit 6: Nutrition and Digestion

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the concept of a balanced diet
  • Understand the structure and function of the human digestive system

Unit 7: Professionalism and Multidisciplinary Teams

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the impact of changes to the roles and responsibilities of a chosen health care professional
  • Understand regulation as a chosen health care professional
  • Understand the multidisciplinary team working in a chosen health care

Unit 8: Perspectives in Psychology

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand different psychological perspectives
  • Understand the differences between alternative psychological perspectives
  • Understand the application of psychological perspectives to contemporary issues in psychology

Unit 9: Endocrine System

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand terms hormone and endocrine gland
  • Understand homeostasis and feedback mechanisms
  • Understand the action of hormones

Unit 10: Poverty in Contemporary Britain

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand definitions of poverty
  • Understand the historical context of poverty in Britain
  • Understand the different methods used to measure poverty
  • Understand theoretical explanations of poverty
  • Understand explanations about why certain social groups are more likely to experience poverty
  • Understand recent policies for tackling poverty in Britain

Unit 11: Human Musculoskeletal System

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the human skeleton and how it relates to locomotion
  • Know how muscles contract
  • Understand the development of bone

Unit 12: Mental Health and Coping Strategies

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand how society determines and responds to a range of behaviours experienced by individuals suffering from mental ill health
  • Understand the influence of biological, social and environmental factors in relation to mental health
  • Understand different strategies for therapy and care of mental health disorders
  • Understand the major sources and effects of psychological stress
  • Understand a vareity of coping strategies

Unit 13: Infection and Immunity

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the contributions of Snow, Semmelweiss, Pasteur, Jenner and Koch to the understanding of infectious disease
  • Understand how the human body responds to infection
  • Understand the cause and transmission of different pathogens
  • Understand how infections can be prevented by vaccination
  • Understand the mechanism of action of antibiotics

Unit 14: Dementia

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the causes and prevalence of dementia
  • Understand the diagnosis of dementia
  • Understand treatment and care of dementia patients 

Unit 15: The Cause and Control of Disease

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand categories and causes of human disease
  • Understand the epidemiology of a named disease
  • Understand measures for disease prevention 

Unit 16: Health Promotion

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand current models of health promotion
  • Understand the role of current initiatives in promoting good health
  • Understand the role of current agencies or organisations that contribute to improving public health

Your work will be assessed through your end of unit assignments. These will provide you the opportunity to check up on your knowledge and advance. After each assignment your tutor will offer feedback to help you not only progress further but also improve your skills. This Access to HE Diploma is a level 3 Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) regulated qualification.

To successfully achieve your qualification, you will need a total of 60 credits. Of these, 45 will come from graded units of academic content, while the following 15 will be drawn from ungraded units concerning study skills.

What's Included

  • All study materials
  • Study Guide
  • Full Tutor and Admin support
  • The course fee includes the awarding body registration and certification fee (valued at up to £30.00).
Join over
80,000 learners.
Choose from over
650 courses.
Flexible learning,
flexible payment
options.
Need some help?

Our student support team is here for you.

REQUEST A CALL BACK
Enrol Now!

What our customers think.

Sign up to our Newsletter.

There's a whole lot happening at Stonebridge and in the world of learning. Sign up for our newsletter and you'll be among the first to know about it! All fields are required.