Access to HE Diploma (Health Professionals)

Access to HE.

What will I learn?

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

  • Study Skills – including research skills, academic writing skills, etc
  • 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.

Entry Requirements

GCSE grade C/4 in Eng, Maths & Science. BTEC L2 H&S Care or Science at MERIT accepted when combined with only 4 GCSEs at C or above. Individuals with no formal qualifications may be considered. All potential students will have an informal interview; this will ensure the course is correct for you and you have the best chances of accessing and successfully completing a Higher Education course.

How long will it take to qualify?

This will depend on the length of the course you take after JLC. Options are available at several HE establishments to fit in with other commitments – you could study full-time or part-time. The average F/T degree will take 3 years, and P/T equivalents can take up to 6 years to complete.

How will I be assessed?

In order to pass, you must have 60 credits of which 45 have to be from level 3 units and the remaining 15 from level 2/3 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 including class work, group work, discussions, timed exams, presentations, essays, research and reports.

What next?

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 courses. If you are planning to continue onto another HE course after this, then you may find that Universities require formal qualifications in Maths and English to a GCSE Grade 5 or above. If you do not already have these we can help you obtain them to ensure you are equipped for further study.


Fees: £3384* – eligible for 24+ learning loan? You could get this course funded. (* subject to change)



  • Access to Higher Education Diploma


  • Health Care

Course Length

  • 1 Year


  • 19+

Get in touch

John Leggott College
West Common Lane
North Lincolnshire, DN17 1DS

Tel: +44(0)1724 282998,


  • Northern Lincolnshire Education Consortium


  • Sixth Form Colleges Association
  • Ofsted Good Provider