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Access to Higher Education Diploma (Nursing)

This Course at a Glance

  • Make the career switch to nursing 
  • Study a nursing degree without A Levels
  • Flexible learning; study when and where you like 
  • 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 can also work through the course materials at your own pace, reducing the time it takes to get the qualifications to go to university.
 
The courses vocation specific modules provide skills and knowledge so desirable for nursing. You’ll learn all about the human body, like the way people reproduce to organ functionality and the way human cells grow and divide. You will also study the history of the NHS, so you understand its founding principles and the way it has been shaped over time. 
 
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. 
 
You will be given an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) outlining the submission deadlines of your assignments to help keep you on track throughout your studies. This Access to HE Diploma can be completed over one year. 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 12 months only. You can purchase course extensions.
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

Qualification: Open College Network West Midlands Access to Higher Education Diploma (Nursing)

On successful completion of the Open College Network West Midlands Access to Higher Education Diploma (Nursing) you will receive a QAA recognised Access to HE Diploma at level 3 (QAA ref:40012542). This course has been assigned 60 credits.

Requirements for Entry

Anyone wishing to continue their education with an Access to Higher Education Diploma, it is necessary they have a GCSE Grade C/4 or above in Maths and English (or Functional Skills Level 2). If you do not hold these qualifications, then you must be working towards them whilst completing your Access to HE Diploma.
 
This is something many of our learners do successfully to get fully prepared for their university degrees ahead of applying. 
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. 
 
University admission criteria can include but are not limited to the following:
  • 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’s up to you to check that your Access to HE Diploma will be accepted as part of these entry requirements for your chosen degree. Stonebridge Associated Colleges is not responsible if completing this Access to HE Diploma doesn’t secure you a position with a higher education institution.
 
*Please note, this course is eligible for UK residents only.

Open College Network West Midlands are a national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) and Qualifications Wales, to develop and award nationally recognised qualifications.

 

Open College Network West Midlands work in partnership with employers, training providers, colleges, universities, schools and voluntary and community organisations to offer vocational credit-based qualifications, Access to Higher Education Diplomas and quality assured Customised Accreditation that enables learners gain employment or to progress into further learning and Higher Education. They also Quality Endorse organisations internal training and skills delivery.

 

Anyone wishing to continue their education with an Access to Higher Education Diploma, it is necessary they have a GCSE Grade C/4 or above in Maths and English (or Functional Skills Level 2). If you do not hold these qualifications, then you must be working towards them whilst completing your Access to HE Diploma.
 
This is something many of our learners do successfully to get fully prepared for their university degrees ahead of applying. 
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. 
 
University admission criteria can include but are not limited to the following:
  • 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’s up to you to check that your Access to HE Diploma will be accepted as part of these entry requirements for your chosen degree. Stonebridge Associated Colleges is not responsible if completing this Access to HE Diploma doesn’t secure you a position with a higher education institution.
 
*Please note, this course is eligible for UK residents only.
Unit 1: Academic Writing Skills
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Be able to write with relevance in responding to an academic task.
  • Know how to interpret and discuss ideas and issues in responding to a set, academic writing task.
  • Be able to summarise for academic purposes, selecting key points, information or central ideas. 
Unit 2: Preparing a Written Assignment  
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Understand how to use key information sources.
  • Understand why sources are acknowledged and referenced.
  • Understand a range of reading strategies.
  • Understand note-making methods.
  • Understand how to plan draft and produce a written assignment.
Unit 3: Health and Wellbeing 
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Understand the relationship between resilience and mental wellbeing.
  • Understand the expression of feelings and emotions and how these could be managed.
  • Understand how mental wellbeing can be supported and managed.
Unit 4: Cell Biology 
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Understand the structure and organisation of cells
  • Understand cellular metabolism.
  • Understand how cells grow and divide.
Unit 5: The History of the National Health Service
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Understand the background to and the founding principles of the National Health Service.
  • Understand how political reforms have shaped the National Health Service.
Unit 6: Human Nutrition & The Digestive System 
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Understand the structure and functions of the organs of the digestive system.
  • Understand nutrients and their sources.
  • Understand the components of a healthy diet and the consequences of an unhealthy diet.
Unit 7: The Roles & Responsibilities of the Registered Nurse
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Understand the changes to the roles and responsibilities of the nurse.
  • Understand the role of the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
  • Understand the multidisciplinary approach to healthcare.
Unit 8: Introduction to Psychology  
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Understand the importance of research in psychology
  • Understand the main approaches in psychology.
  • Understand ethical issues in psychological research.
Unit 9: The Human Endocrine & Nervous System
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Understand the anatomy, organisation and function of the nervous system.
  • Understand how the endocrine system co-ordinates body functions.
  • Understand the role of the nervous and endocrine systems homeostasis. 
Unit 10: Social Factors in Health and Social Care
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Understand sociological factors influencing the relationships between patients and health professionals.
  • Understand the role of social motivational factors in health and ill health.
  • Understand the significance of social support networks in healthcare and maintenance.
Unit 11: Understanding Dementia
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Understand dementia
  • Understand types of dementia
  • Understand the medical and social models of dementia
  • Understand an individual’s experience of dementia
Unit 12: The Human Muscular and Skeletal System
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Understand the anatomy, organisation and function of the muscular system
  • Understand the anatomy, organisation and function of the skeletal system
  • Understand how the muscular system and skeletal system interact in locomotion 
Unit 13: Classification and Use of Social Drugs and Medicines
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Understand why different types of social drugs are used
  • Understand the classification of medicines and controlled drugs
  • Understand the impact of the use of social drugs and medicines on the individual and society
Unit 14: Mental Health and Illness
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Understand the difficulties in defining normality and abnormality
  • Understand a psychological disorder
  • Understand treatments used to treat people with psychological disorders
Unit 15: Human Immunity
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Understand non-specific defences against disease.
  • Understand specific immunity.
  • Understand the biology of vaccination.
Unit 16: Understanding Poverty
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Understand definitions of poverty.
  • Understand ways of measuring poverty.
  • Understand the extent of poverty in contemporary Britain
  • Understand explanations of poverty
Unit 17: Health Promotion
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Understand individual societal health promotion.
  • Organise and plan a health promotion activity.
Unit 18: Human Disease & Prevention   
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Understand the categories and causes of disease 
  • Understand the epidemiology of diseases
  • Understand preventative measures for a chosen disease or condition. 
Unit 19: Equality and Diversity within Healthcare  
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Understand equality and diversity within healthcare.
  • Understand the rights of the individual in a healthcare setting.
  • Understand the impact of equality and diversity legislation on healthcare provision.

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%)
Live Class Upgrade
Access to Higher Education Diploma (Nursing)

This Course at a Glance

  • Make the career switch to nursing 
  • Study a nursing degree without A Levels
  • Flexible learning; study when and where you like 
  • 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 can also work through the course materials at your own pace, reducing the time it takes to get the qualifications to go to university.
 
The courses vocation specific modules provide skills and knowledge so desirable for nursing. You’ll learn all about the human body, like the way people reproduce to organ functionality and the way human cells grow and divide. You will also study the history of the NHS, so you understand its founding principles and the way it has been shaped over time. 
 
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. 
 
You will be given an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) outlining the submission deadlines of your assignments to help keep you on track throughout your studies. This Access to HE Diploma can be completed over one year. 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 12 months only. You can purchase course extensions.
Access to Higher Education Diplomas
OUR PASS RATE
(National Average 77.1%)
83%

Qualification: Open College Network West Midlands Access to Higher Education Diploma (Nursing)

On successful completion of the Open College Network West Midlands Access to Higher Education Diploma (Nursing) you will receive a QAA recognised Access to HE Diploma at level 3 (QAA ref:40012542). This course has been assigned 60 credits.

Requirements for Entry

Anyone wishing to continue their education with an Access to Higher Education Diploma, it is necessary they have a GCSE Grade C/4 or above in Maths and English (or Functional Skills Level 2). If you do not hold these qualifications, then you must be working towards them whilst completing your Access to HE Diploma.
 
This is something many of our learners do successfully to get fully prepared for their university degrees ahead of applying. 
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. 
 
University admission criteria can include but are not limited to the following:
  • 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’s up to you to check that your Access to HE Diploma will be accepted as part of these entry requirements for your chosen degree. Stonebridge Associated Colleges is not responsible if completing this Access to HE Diploma doesn’t secure you a position with a higher education institution.
 
*Please note, this course is eligible for UK residents only.

Open College Network West Midlands are a national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) and Qualifications Wales, to develop and award nationally recognised qualifications.

 

Open College Network West Midlands work in partnership with employers, training providers, colleges, universities, schools and voluntary and community organisations to offer vocational credit-based qualifications, Access to Higher Education Diplomas and quality assured Customised Accreditation that enables learners gain employment or to progress into further learning and Higher Education. They also Quality Endorse organisations internal training and skills delivery.

 

Unit 1: Academic Writing Skills
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Be able to write with relevance in responding to an academic task.
  • Know how to interpret and discuss ideas and issues in responding to a set, academic writing task.
  • Be able to summarise for academic purposes, selecting key points, information or central ideas. 
Unit 2: Preparing a Written Assignment  
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Understand how to use key information sources.
  • Understand why sources are acknowledged and referenced.
  • Understand a range of reading strategies.
  • Understand note-making methods.
  • Understand how to plan draft and produce a written assignment.
Unit 3: Health and Wellbeing 
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Understand the relationship between resilience and mental wellbeing.
  • Understand the expression of feelings and emotions and how these could be managed.
  • Understand how mental wellbeing can be supported and managed.
Unit 4: Cell Biology 
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Understand the structure and organisation of cells
  • Understand cellular metabolism.
  • Understand how cells grow and divide.
Unit 5: The History of the National Health Service
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Understand the background to and the founding principles of the National Health Service.
  • Understand how political reforms have shaped the National Health Service.
Unit 6: Human Nutrition & The Digestive System 
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Understand the structure and functions of the organs of the digestive system.
  • Understand nutrients and their sources.
  • Understand the components of a healthy diet and the consequences of an unhealthy diet.
Unit 7: The Roles & Responsibilities of the Registered Nurse
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Understand the changes to the roles and responsibilities of the nurse.
  • Understand the role of the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
  • Understand the multidisciplinary approach to healthcare.
Unit 8: Introduction to Psychology  
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Understand the importance of research in psychology
  • Understand the main approaches in psychology.
  • Understand ethical issues in psychological research.
Unit 9: The Human Endocrine & Nervous System
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Understand the anatomy, organisation and function of the nervous system.
  • Understand how the endocrine system co-ordinates body functions.
  • Understand the role of the nervous and endocrine systems homeostasis. 
Unit 10: Social Factors in Health and Social Care
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Understand sociological factors influencing the relationships between patients and health professionals.
  • Understand the role of social motivational factors in health and ill health.
  • Understand the significance of social support networks in healthcare and maintenance.
Unit 11: Understanding Dementia
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Understand dementia
  • Understand types of dementia
  • Understand the medical and social models of dementia
  • Understand an individual’s experience of dementia
Unit 12: The Human Muscular and Skeletal System
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Understand the anatomy, organisation and function of the muscular system
  • Understand the anatomy, organisation and function of the skeletal system
  • Understand how the muscular system and skeletal system interact in locomotion 
Unit 13: Classification and Use of Social Drugs and Medicines
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Understand why different types of social drugs are used
  • Understand the classification of medicines and controlled drugs
  • Understand the impact of the use of social drugs and medicines on the individual and society
Unit 14: Mental Health and Illness
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Understand the difficulties in defining normality and abnormality
  • Understand a psychological disorder
  • Understand treatments used to treat people with psychological disorders
Unit 15: Human Immunity
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Understand non-specific defences against disease.
  • Understand specific immunity.
  • Understand the biology of vaccination.
Unit 16: Understanding Poverty
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Understand definitions of poverty.
  • Understand ways of measuring poverty.
  • Understand the extent of poverty in contemporary Britain
  • Understand explanations of poverty
Unit 17: Health Promotion
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Understand individual societal health promotion.
  • Organise and plan a health promotion activity.
Unit 18: Human Disease & Prevention   
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Understand the categories and causes of disease 
  • Understand the epidemiology of diseases
  • Understand preventative measures for a chosen disease or condition. 
Unit 19: Equality and Diversity within Healthcare  
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Understand equality and diversity within healthcare.
  • Understand the rights of the individual in a healthcare setting.
  • Understand the impact of equality and diversity legislation on healthcare provision.

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).
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