Level 3 Access to Higher Education (Nursing) – online

Level 3 Access to Higher Education (Nursing) – online

  • Course Overview
  • Entry Requirements
  • Course Fees

This Course at a Glance

  • Change your career and become a Nurse
  • Gain the equivalent of three A Levels
  • A popular way to meet university entry requirements
  • Flexible learning; study when it suits, at your pace
  • Complete over two years or less
  • Various payment methods are available
  • 100% online learning
  • No exams

About Your Diploma

If you’ve always thought about becoming a Nurse but life simply got in the way, or nursing has recently appealed to you as a career option, but you don’t have the desired qualifications, you can still make this career switch.

Perfect Preparation for a Nursing Degree

Traditionally, universities were quite strict on what they accepted as adequate qualifications to meet the entry requirements of their nursing degrees. This would limit many would-be students from pursuing higher education to reach their career goals, like becoming a Registered Nurse.

Now, many more qualifications are accepted as adequate preparation for learners going into higher-level study. So, if you don’t have GCSEs or A Levels, all is not lost. Many universities now welcome students who have other qualifications like BTEC Nationals, Functional Skills or Access to Higher Education Diplomas.

An Access to Higher Education Diploma (Nursing) is a flexible online nursing diploma UK learners can study that allows you to:

  • Study from home or wherever suits
  • Study at your own pace
  • Its vocation-focused modules provide you with knowledge and skills so specific to nursing that it can be used as the equivalent of 3 A-Levels.

Learn Everything You Need to Become a Nurse

Throughout our Nurse course, UK learners will study a range of topics, including:

  • Human Body – Discover facts about the human body, from the way we reproduce to how our organs function and the way our cells grow and divide
  • History of the NHS – Understand the NHS’s founding principles and how it has been shaped over time
  • Roles and Responsibilities of a Nurse – Learn about the purpose and function of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), as well as the multidisciplinary approach to healthcare
  • You will also complete modules that focus on giving you the study skills for university, which is perfect for those who have been out of education for some time. For more information on what you’ll explore in our Nurse course, UK learners can see the ‘Modules’ tab.

Getting Started

learndirect is a leading UK distance learning provider. This Access to Higher Education Diploma (Nursing) is a Level 3 nationally recognised qualification regulated by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA).

No Classrooms, No Timetables

Studied completely online, the flexibility of this course enables you to work towards your nursing future outside of your current commitments. So, no matter if it’s a full-time job or childcare, you can complete your nursing course around them.

You will have up to two years to complete your Access to Higher Education Diploma. Though, the freedom to move through the course at your pace sees most of our students complete them within 9-12 months.

Stay On Top Of Your Learning

You will be provided with an Individual Learning Plan that outlines the submission deadlines for your assignments to keep you on track throughout your studies.

This Course at a Glance

  • Change your career and become a Nurse
  • Gain the equivalent of three A Levels
  • A popular way to meet university entry requirements
  • Flexible learning; study when it suits, at your pace
  • Complete over two years or less
  • Various payment methods are available
  • 100% online learning
  • No exams

About Your Diploma

If you’ve always thought about becoming a Nurse but life simply got in the way, or nursing has recently appealed to you as a career option, but you don’t have the desired qualifications, you can still make this career switch.

Perfect Preparation for a Nursing Degree

Traditionally, universities were quite strict on what they accepted as adequate qualifications to meet the entry requirements of their nursing degrees. This would limit many would-be students from pursuing higher education to reach their career goals, like becoming a Registered Nurse.

Now, many more qualifications are accepted as adequate preparation for learners going into higher-level study. So, if you don’t have GCSEs or A Levels, all is not lost. Many universities now welcome students who have other qualifications like BTEC Nationals, Functional Skills or Access to Higher Education Diplomas.

An Access to Higher Education Diploma (Nursing) is a flexible online nursing diploma UK learners can study that allows you to:

  • Study from home or wherever suits
  • Study at your own pace
  • Its vocation-focused modules provide you with knowledge and skills so specific to nursing that it can be used as the equivalent of 3 A-Levels.

Learn Everything You Need to Become a Nurse

Throughout our Nurse course, UK learners will study a range of topics, including:

  • Human Body – Discover facts about the human body, from the way we reproduce to how our organs function and the way our cells grow and divide
  • History of the NHS – Understand the NHS’s founding principles and how it has been shaped over time
  • Roles and Responsibilities of a Nurse – Learn about the purpose and function of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), as well as the multidisciplinary approach to healthcare
  • You will also complete modules that focus on giving you the study skills for university, which is perfect for those who have been out of education for some time. For more information on what you’ll explore in our Nurse course, UK learners can see the ‘Modules’ tab.

Getting Started

learndirect is a leading UK distance learning provider. This Access to Higher Education Diploma (Nursing) is a Level 3 nationally recognised qualification regulated by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA).

No Classrooms, No Timetables

Studied completely online, the flexibility of this course enables you to work towards your nursing future outside of your current commitments. So, no matter if it’s a full-time job or childcare, you can complete your nursing course around them.

You will have up to two years to complete your Access to Higher Education Diploma. Though, the freedom to move through the course at your pace sees most of our students complete them within 9-12 months.

Stay On Top Of Your Learning

You will be provided with an Individual Learning Plan that outlines the submission deadlines for your assignments to keep you on track throughout your studies.

You must hold Level 2 qualifications in both English and Maths, or be working towards them alongside studying your Access to Higher Education Diploma.

£3,384

This course is free If you live in the West Midlands Combined Authority area. To be eligible for this funding you must:

Be 19+ years old
Live in the West Midlands
Be on a low wage below £30,000 or unemployed.

Course Summary

Length of study:
1 year

Starting:
Anytime

Term dates

Study campus:

Study option(s):
Part time

Course level:
Level 3

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Fees and funding

If you are aged 16-18 and applying for a full-time programme, then you will not have to pay for your course. If you are aged 19+ then there may be a fee for your course.

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