Access to HE Diploma Course Description

If you would like to become a Nurse or start a career in the Healthcare industry,
then the Access to HE Diploma in Health Professions course is for you!


You may already know that in order to study at university for example to become a Nurse or Midwife, you need specific access qualifications. But did you know that you can apply for a place at university even though you don’t have A-levels?
You can take other entry routes, such as the Access to HE Diploma in Health Professions, which is an acceptable alternative qualification to A-levels.

Is this a recognised course?

Yes, our Access to HE Diploma course is recognised by the QAA (Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education) and therefore the ideal qualification in order to apply for university.

What will I learn on the course?

The course syllabus covers industry-related subjects, such as Human Biology, Psychology, Infection Control & Prevention, Sociology, or Health Studies.
Once you have completed the course you can apply for higher education degrees such as Nursing, Midwifery, Paramedic Science, or Physiotherapy, only to name a few.

Why study with Harriet Ellis?

Our Access to HE Diploma is a very popular course. It not only prepares you for your academic career but also allows you to study from home. Most importantly, you do not need to attend any classroom lessons and can manage your own study time. In other words, you can arrange your learning around work or your personal commitments.

What level of support do I get with your Access to HE Diploma course?

You will have 24/7 access to your learning materials.
We have a student support team which is available to assist you with any
questions you may have throughout your course.
In addition, you will have a tutor assigned to you, for individual one-to-one support.
We wanted to ensure that our course delivers the ultimate study experience.
With this in mind, we have developed the Access to HE Diploma in Health Professions in collaboration with industry experts. It is the first online course from AIM awards.


Do I need to sit an exam to complete the Access to HE Diploma course?

No, this course is purely assignment-based. There is neither an exam nor a practical assessment required.
Furthermore, you also do not require a work placement or employment in the health industry to complete the course.

How long does it take to complete the course?

On the condition that you allocate a sufficient amount of study time each week and commit to your learning, you should be able to complete the diploma within 12 months.
However, in the event that you prefer a faster learning pace, you might want to consider our Access to Higher Education Diploma (Health Professions) 6-months Fast Track option.

If you need any additional information, our course advisors are happy to assist and answer any questions you may have. Simply use the ‘Request a callback’ button below and we will get in touch with you.

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Course Syllabus

  • English for Academic Study
  • Research and Referencing
  • Producing a Written Assignment
  • Maths in A Healthcare Context
  • Psychopathology
  • Treatments and Therapies
  • Ethical Issues in Healthcare Policy
  • Foundations in Healthcare Practice
  • The National Health Service
  • Cell Biology and Biochemistry
  • Biological Communications
  • Reproduction
  • Genetics
  • Human Physiology
  • Human Respiratory and Cardiac Systems
  • Skeleton and Muscles
24/7 access to course content

24/7 access to course videos and documents via our online student hub

Dedicated Support Team

Customer service support here to help and available Mon to Fri 9am to 6pm

Personal course tutor

Assigned personal course tutor to help you every step of the way

This is an E-Learning Course

Study at your convenience from any internet-connected device via our interactive e-learning platform. You will be under the supervision of our expert course tutor who will provide all the necessary support via this online platform.