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Course Title:

Access to Higher Education Diploma in Health Science Professions

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Course Description:

Do you want to advance your knowledge in health science professions and fast track to university in just 9 months?

This course enables you to gain an understanding of the world of health science professions, either for improved career progression or for those who wish to develop their learning as a step towards Higher Education. It is possible to study a number of specialist units in computing that would enable you to develop your skills.

Modules for the course include:

  • Health and Disease
  • Sociology
  • Professional Health and Social Care
  • Biology
  • Psychology
  • Health Education and Society

The Access to Higher Education in Health Science Professions would be appropriate for students wishing to move on to study or work in a number of fields including: Adult Nursing, Midwifery, Health and Human Sciences

Entry Requirements

If you haven't been in education for some time or didn't gain any formal qualifications at school or college, don't worry, whilst you won't need to have GCSE Maths and/or English to get onto this course, you might need them to apply for the university course of your choice (so please check this out). We can offer you the opportunity to study either GCSE Maths or English alongside your Diploma and will talk to you about this at one of our Admissions Days. There is no upper age limit for this course as we believe everyone should have the chance to achieve their ambitions, but you do need to be 19+ to apply.

How to Apply

Contact our dedicated Student Services team on 01226 776000 or email

Course Costs and Funding

The course fees are £3,022 and most students cover this cost by applying for an Advanced Learner Loan.  Further information and details on how to apply/eligibility can be found at:

Did you know? You can take out an Advanced Learner Loan to study on one of our Access to Higher Education courses and don’t need to repay if it if you complete your degree afterwards.

Why Choose Us?

Northern College is specifically for adults wishing to return to education and is rated as Outstanding by Ofsted.

The college is housed in the magnificent grade 1 listed building of Wentworth Castle surrounded by National Trust gardens and parkland which offers the unique experience of studying as a residential student which is great preparation for moving onto university.

It tailored support to reflect your needs as a student and an award winning Library and Learning Support Centre.

In 2018/19 the Access to Higher Education courses celebrated a 100% pass rate.

Student Testimonial

'Lovely college, great teachers, great support! I'm so happy I attended this course, it has helped me to grow as a person and achieve a better education.'

Need more Information?

You can find out more about Northern College and the courses on offer at one of our Virtual Open Events

Tuition Fee: £3022*

* Please note the fee displayed is for the tuition fee only. If you are staying overnight at the college and you are not eligible for residential funding, there will be an additional charge to cover bed, breakfast and evening meal.
* Please confirm with The College Registry as fees can change and also with regards to your circumstances (unless otherwise stated).

email : mis at northern dot ac dot uk
Tel : 01226 776000