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Level 3 Access to Higher Education Diploma (Nursing)

Become a Nurse. Pay nothing for this course if you progress onto university. Open to UK residents.

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Study method
Online + live classes
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Reading material
12 months · Part-time
Level 3 Diploma - Access to Higher Education (Health Science Professions)
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Additional info
  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
  • Tutor is available to students

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If nursing has always been your dream job, or you’re looking to make a career change, the Access to HE Diploma (Nursing) is a level 3 qualification designed to prepare you to study a degree in nursing. If you don’t have the grades you need to apply for university, an Access to HE Diploma will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need.


Level 3 Diploma - Access to Higher Education (Health Science Professions)

Regulated by Ofqual


This qualification covers important topics in healthcare, as well as a range of units that prepare you for university life. When you study with Learning Curve Group, you'll also benefit from full support with your UCAS application.

Qualification Units:

  • Preparing to Study
  • Progressing to Higher Education
  • Preparing a Written Assignment
  • Academic Writing Skills
  • Independent Research
  • The Roles and Responsibilities of the Registered Nurse
  • The History of the National Health Service
  • Inequalities in Health and Illness
  • Approaches to Health
  • Equality and Diversity within Healthcare
  • Cell Biology
  • Human Immunity
  • Human Nutrition and the Digestive System
  • The Human Musculoskeletal System
  • Human Reproduction, Growth and Development
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • The Brain and the Nervous System
  • Poverty and Health
  • Social Factors in Health Care

Who is this course for?

This course is for people who want to become a Nurse.


You must be a resident of England.

You must hold a Level 2 qualification in Maths and English.

Career path

Access to Higher Education courses are for people without traditional qualifications so they can study at university. Successful learners can expect to work in Health and Social Care.


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Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At Reed Courses, courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on Reed Courses, many of which can be completed online.

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body's logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.