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Kieran Tuplin

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South Axholme School


Chemistry, Physics, Maths, Further Maths

"Over my 2 years at John Leggott I've made some really good friends and it's been a brilliant experience. I can't thank the teachers enough, they've been really supportive and always there when they n

About Me

Kieran achieved 1 A* and 2 A grades, as well as an A in his AS Level, and has gone to Birmingham University to study Physics. 

Access to HE - Health Professionals

Course Title:               Access to Higher Education (Health Professionals)

Course type:               Professional

Exam Board:               CAVA

Course length:           A one year intensive course for adults

Start Date:                  September 2017

Date/Time:                  Daytime/Part time

What will I learn?

There are several units of study that broadly fall into following topics:

Study Skills – including things such as research skills, academic writing skills
Health Sciences
Nursing Studies
Social Sciences
Each topic has units of study that have been created to give you relevant and sound academic knowledge to facilitate progression and your learning at university. Just as importantly, the units are also designed to improve your analytical skills, to hone your research skills and to develop your organisational skills.

Where will it lead?

You will be able to apply to do a degree programme at university in Nursing (all branches), Midwifery, Paramedic Science, Public Health, Health and Social Care, Operating Department Practice or other Health Studies related course.

Entry requirements

No formal qualifications are needed – your skills gained during employment, family life and other activities will be valuable.

Some qualifications at Level 2 (e.g. GCSE grades at C or above) will be advantageous. Many universities expect you to have GCSE Maths and English at grade 5 or above. It may be possible to sit a GCSE in Maths or English alongside the access course if you are deemed a suitable candidate. If you are wishing to pursue a career in nursing then most universities also expect you to have a GCSE grade C or above in a science subject.

Your qualifications and skills, as well as your interest and aptitude for the course, will all be discussed during an interview with John Leggott College course tutors. This will ensure the course is correct for you and you have the best chances of accessing and successfully completing a Higher Education course.


The qualification you will receive on completion of this Access course is the Access to Higher Education (Health Professions) Diploma. To attain this, you must have 60 credits of which 45 have to be from level 3 units and the remaining 15 from level 2 units. Each unit is worth between 3 and 9 credits and has assessment criteria that have to be met through a variety of assessment methods like class work, group work, discussions, timed exams, presentations, essays, research and reports.



(* subject to change)

If you are over the age of 19 you could qualify for an  Advanced Learning Loan  contact us for more information.