Level 3 Diploma in Access to Higher Education Nursing

Level 3 Diploma Access to Higher Education – Nursing

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Delivery Method

Breakdown of Hours

This course is delivered flexibly online and through monthly 121 sessions with your assessor, arranged at a time and date to suit you. You will also communicate through Teams, emails and phone appointments in between your monthly sessions to keep you on track to achieve your qualification.

Course Length

12 Months.

  • Course Overview

    LLCs Access to Nursing course (Level 3 Diploma Access to Higher Education – Nursing) is designed for adults who want to enter Higher Education but may not have the required qualifications such as A-Levels. On our Access to Nursing pathway, you will benefit from studying a range of subjects which will prepare you to progress on to a broad selection of Nursing related degree programmes at the University. This Access to Nursing Diploma will increase your understanding of Biological Science, Psychology and Sociology.

    The programme is also designed to support develop your academic abilities, and develop your confidence to research independently and write assignments. Learners that have taken this pathway in the past have progressed to study degrees in subjects such as General Nursing, Paramedic, Operating Department Practitioner, Mental Health Nurse, and Midwifery.

    As part of the programme, you will receive specialist guidance on completing a successful UCAS application and developing academic study skills alongside your specialist subjects to ensure that you are fully prepared to get a great degree.

    This is an intensive course with an extensive workload and therefore will require commitment and time outside of the course time for research and completing the assignments. There will also be a high level of 1:1 teacher support available to help you complete your course successfully.

    Some of the subjects your course will cover are as follows:

    • Academic Writing Skills.
    • Health and Wellbeing.
    • Cell Biology.
    • The History of the National Health Service.
    • Human Nutrition & The Digestive System.
    • The Roles & Responsibilities of the Registered Nurse.
    • Introduction to Psychology.
    • Social Factors in Health and Social Care.
    • Understanding Dementia.
    • Mental Health and Illness.
    • Human Immunity.
    • Understanding Poverty.
    • Health Promotion.
    • Equality and Diversity within Healthcare.
  • Who is this course for?

    This course is for individuals who have always thought about becoming a Nurse but life simply got in the way, or nursing has recently appealed to them as a career option, but they don’t have the desired qualifications, they can still make this career switch with LLCs Level 3 Diploma Access to Higher Education - Nursing

  • Course Benefits
    • This course is delivered 100% online.
    • Enjoy the flexibility of studying online, at your own pace and convenience.
    • Get a personal tutor who can provide support throughout your studies.
    • Benefit from personalized assistance to make the transition to Higher Education.
    • Achieve a qualification equivalent to three A Levels.
    • An effective method of fulfilling university admission criteria.
    • Nationally recognised qualification that can help you secure a career in this important industry.
  • Entry Requirements
    • Level 2 Functional Skills English and Maths or GCSE in Maths and English (or equivalent) at grade C/4 or above.
    • GCSE Biology or Science at grade A*-C/9-4 if you are wanting to study nursing or midwifery is desirable not essential.
    • A good command of ICT skills (most assignments will need to be typewritten).
  • Assessment Methods

    Unlike traditional institutions, there are no end-of-year exams. Instead, learning is assessed through coursework and phase tests, which are more reflective of a working environment.

    Assessment methods vary and include, assignment, project, written practical reports, oral presentations, and tutorial tasks.

    There is no final examination for this qualification, assessments are ongoing throughout the year.

    Units are assessed through a variety of methods such as:

    • Oral presentations
    • Report writing
    • Essays
    • Short answer questions

    Your diploma comprises 60 credits at Level 3, of which 45 credits are graded at either pass, merit or distinction.

    Your work will be marked according to how well you achieve these learning outcomes and your final feedback will refer to each outcome, as well as providing an overall percentage grade.

  • Qualifications

    Access to HE Level 3 Diploma (Nursing) course, AIM Qualifications and Assessment Group.

  • Career Opportunities and Further Study

    On completion of this course, you can apply to a university to do a degree programme in the following areas:

    • BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing.
    • Mental Health Nursing.
    • Childrens Nursing.
    • B.Sc Social work.
    • Healthcare-related degree courses.

    This course may also lead to employment in job roles such as:

    • Senior Healthcare Assistants
    • Senior Support Workers
    • Team Leader
    • Care Supervisor

    Alternatively, it may support you to progress in your existing employment enabling you to link with the appropriate Professional Body and commit to Continuing Professional Development (CPD) to ensure your professional practice is current.

  • Location

    This course is delivered Online.

    Online Learning is a way of accessing qualifications and courses, fully supported by a personal tutor but without attending lessons in a classroom setting. This means you can complete your studies in the comfort of your own home, giving you the opportunity to recap on your studies as often as you need to.

    Learners work through an online platform to study and complete their course work which is then marked and graded.

    You will meet with your pastoral tutor to give you support and complete an individual action plan. Your tutor will give you advice about time management to support you with your career goals.

  • Price and Funding

    Price £3,384.00

    This course is funded through the Advanced Learning Loan, subject to eligibility criteria. Visit the Government Website for more information: https://www.gov.uk/advanced-learner-loan

    Alternatively, you can self-fund. Payments in instalments are available.

    You will be advised regarding your eligibility by an LLC Recruitment Advisor.

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