Access to Higher Education Nursing

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Important information

  • A Level
  • Distance Learning
  • Duration:
    Flexible
  • When:
    Flexible
  • Support service
  • Personal tutor
Description

Would you like to apply to Universities and Colleges to become a qualified nurse? You can gain the nationally recognized access diploma in nursing with this course delivered by The Distance Learning Centre.

Learn all that you need to apply for a nursing degree at your own pace and from home thanks to this study at home course.
The programme covers cell biology and key biological principles, human anatomy, physiology and reproductive body amongst other subjects. Therefore, you will fully understand how the cardiovascular, respiratory, excretory and gastro-intestinal systems work. The course has different specific pathways and options depending on your previous qualifications and university requirements.

For over 20 years DLC has successfully provided Access Diplomas with the distance learning method.You will be able to study at home while you benefit of online tutoring and direct contact by phone with your tutor. Materials can be downloaded from the website and you will be contacted by DLC staff frequently to provide help, encouragement and support. You determine the start and duration of the courses. On top of that the centre will offer you assesment regarding university applications.

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Where and when

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Flexible
Distance Learning

Frequent Asked Questions

· Requirements

No specific entry requirements.

· Qualification

Access to Higher Education Diploma (Allied Health Professions)

Opinions


09/09/2014
What I would highlight Since leaving school I have never really thought of myself as a very academic person, since I have been studying with the DLC it has really given me an insight into what studying will be like at University. The course is very challenging as it requires you to do a lot of self-study and teaching using the materials provided. The tutors are very helpful if you have any problems and are also very quick to respond. I would recommend the DLC to anyone wanting to complete an Access course who have full time jobs or family's and other commitment's but you must be prepared to put in the effort and time as you can get distracted easily and out of sync, but the feeling of accomplishment is great when you finish. I have now secured a place at University Northampton on a BSc in Adult Nursing starting in September which I am really looking forward to.

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Course taken: June 2014 | Would you recommend this course? Yes.
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What you'll learn on the course

Nursing Health
Adult care
Paediatrics
Academic writing
Study Skills
Developmental psychology
Non-verbal Communication
How to plan a practical investigation
Respiratory systems
Human reproductive biology
Macromolecules
Physiology
Anatomy
Key biological principles
Muscles
Skeleton
Cardiovascular System
Respiratory System
Cell Biology
Homeostasis

Teachers and trainers (1)

Karen Himendra
Karen Himendra
Tutor

Karen has an Honours Degree in Midwifery Studies and a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE). She is a registered Midwife with qualifications in a range of maternity complementary therapies. Prior to joining the DLC, Karen taught for a number of years within both the secondary and FE sector with a subject specialism in Health and Social Care. She also has particular interests in undisturbed childbirth and 'story-telling within midwifery education'.

Course programme

It is important that you contact the universities you may wish to apply to before choosing your course to check their precise entry requirements, as some universities may require you to study particular subjects.

Some universities require you to study Physics and Chemistry as part of your diploma. In this case you will need to study an Access to Higher Education Diploma (Science).

Diploma: Allied Health Professions – Option 1 (Levels 2 and 3)

This option is for students who wish to brush up on their English and Maths skills, or to use their existing GCSE's to gain exemptions from these units.

Subject 1

Subject Set:

Biology

(33 credits total)

Introduction to Cell Biology

Ungraded – 3 credits



Planning a Practical Investigation (Biology) (Stress)

Graded – 3 credits


Carrying out a Practical Investigation

(Biology) (Stress)

Graded – 3 credits

Macromolecules and Key Biological Principles

Graded – 6 credits


Anatomy and Physiology of the Human Skeleton and Muscles

Graded – 3 credits

Human Reproductive Biology

Graded 3 credits

Cardiovascular, Respiratory and Gastro-intestinal Systems

Graded – 6 credits

Homeostasis, Coordination and Control and the Excretory Systems

Graded – 6 credits

Subject 2

Subject Set:

Psychology

(18 credits total)

Introduction to

Developmental Psychology

Ungraded – 3 credits

Planning a Practical Investigation (Psychology)

(Non-verbal Communication)

Graded – 3 credits

Application of Theories to Substantive Topics

(Atypical Psychology; Developmental Psychology)

Graded – 6 credits

Psychological Perspectives and Behaviour

Graded – 6 credits

Non-subject

Non-subject Set:

Developmental

(9 credits total)

Level 2 English

Ungraded – 3 credits

Level 2 Mathematics

Ungraded – 3 credits

Study Skills

Ungraded – 3 credits





Diploma: Allied Health Professions – Option 2 (Level 3)

This option is for students whose universities either require, or would prefer, their applicants to achieve all 60 of their credits at Level 3.

Subject 1

Subject Set:

Biology

(33 credits total)

Introduction to

Cell Biology

Ungraded – 3 credits

Planning a Practical Investigation (Biology) (Stress)

Graded – 3 credits

Carrying out a Practical Investigation (Biology) (Stress)

Graded – 3 credits


Macromolecules and Key Biological Principles

Graded – 6 credits


Anatomy and Physiology of the Human Skeleton and Muscles

Graded – 3 credits

Human Reproductive Biology

Graded 3 credits

Cardiovascular, Respiratory and Gastro-intestinal Systems

Graded – 6 credits

Homeostasis, Coordination and Control and the Excretory Systems

Graded – 6 credits


Subject 2

Subject Set:

Psychology

(18 credits total)

Introduction to

Developmental Psychology

Ungraded – 3 credits


Planning a Practical Investigation (Psychology)

(Non-verbal Communication)

Graded – 3 credits

Application of Theories to Substantive Topics

(Atypical Psychology; Developmental Psychology)

Graded – 6 credits

Psychological Perspectives and Behaviour

Graded – 6 credits

Non-subject

Non-subject Set:

Developmental

(9 credits total)

Academic Writing

Ungraded – 3 credits


Study Skills Ungraded – 3 credits


Further Study Skills

Ungraded – 3 credits


The Access HE Diploma courses are comprised of specific pathways which are relevant to the degree you are aiming for. Each Subject is split into a number of topics that include Self-Assessment Questions (SAQ's) and activities. Each unit is assessed by the completion of the Tutor Assessed Questions (TAQ's) which form a formal assessment. Because many universities want to see evidence of examination style assessments DLC offer an examination either via Skype or at our offices in each of the major subject sets you will take as part of the diploma.

Whichever pathway you choose you will always complete:

  1. Study skills at level 3 (ungraded)
  2. Research Methods at level 3 (graded)
  3. Introductory level 3 units in the academic subject sets.

Additional information

Payment options: Regular instalments can be spread across the course. Additional Awarding Body Registration fee (currently £120) charged in two stages: after first month and after achieving 30 credits. Prices may vary slightly from those published on this site. Please check the fees directly on our web site for the most up to date prices.
Career opportunities: You can apply to universities for a Midwifery degree course leading to a career as a Midwife. The qualification specialises in subjects best suited to Midwifery but you should also consider that this Access Diploma covers Nursing and Health Professions. This means that a far wider range of career opportunities are actually open to you. There is a range of vital support roles that require no set academic qualifications for which an Access Diploma is an ideal way to maximise your job prospects.
Credits/Points: 60 credits

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