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Access to Higher Education: Nursing and Midwifery - September 2024

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Part Time Day
36 weeks
Health and Social Care
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Stratford Campus
Access to Higher Education: Nursing and Midwifery – September 2024
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Course content

On this course, you will develop your knowledge and understanding of nursing and midwifery. You will study a range of relevant subjects, including biochemistry in the human body, mental health and illness, sociology of health, health psychology, the role of nurses and midwives, drug calculations and health-related charts.

In addition to this, you will develop the skills that are required for success in higher education. You will also receive advice and guidance while completing your UCAS application to study at university.

You will be continually assessed throughout the year using a variety of assessment methods.


  • Antenatal care and the role of the midwife
  • Basic human physiology
  • Biochemistry in the human body
  • Drug calculations and health-related charts
  • Fundamental concepts and scientific method in biology
  • Health psychology
  • Health illness and social structure
  • Introduction to biology
  • Mathematics for science
  • Mental health and illness
  • Preparation for HE
  • Research: extended writing project for science
  • Safeguarding
  • Sociology of health
  • The role of nurses and midwives

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Entry requirements

You must be at least 19 years old at the beginning of the course and hold a minimum of level 2 qualifications in both English and Mathematics.

However, if you have already achieved a level 2 qualification in one of these subjects, you will have the option to gain a level 2 qualification in GCSE or Functional Skills English or Maths where applicable.

How much will this course cost?

The course fee is TBC.


Access to HE Diploma (Nursing and Midwifery)