Key Facts

  • Starting
    9 Sep 2024
    Kingston Hall Road Centre
    1 Year
    Study Mode
    Part Time Evening
    Start Date
    Sep 2024
    Level 3


    £ 0 - 6,768
Access to Higher Education Diploma - Midwifery (Evening)

An alternative route to University or Higher Education for students aged 19+ who have been out of education for at least a year, Access to Higher Education Diploma - Midwifery is designed to give adult students who may have left school early or have been out of education for a number of years the opportunity to develop academic skills, confidence and knowledge before applying to university.

This is an intensive course of study and will require a high level of commitment from the student, a minimum of 90% attendance plus several hours of self study in your own time, and the successful completion of 45 Level 3 credits and 15 Level 2/3 credits.

The Access to HE Diplomas at Kingston College are nationally recognised qualifications and are awarded by The Open College Network London Region (OCNLR).

  • Entry Requirements

    All students are expected to have English Language GCSE grade-C/4 OR the equivalent (not functional skills level-2) before partaking on the course. If you do not have GCSE Maths at grade C/4 you may be given the opportunity to study this alongside your Access programme to achieve a grade 4 or above.

    We will invite you to a Meet the Tutor event where you will receive information, advice, and guidance about the course you have applied for. This will be an opportunity for you to gain valuable information about the course and give you the opportunity to ask any questions you may have.

    You will provide a reference from an employer or relevant professional other. This is to ensure we can support you to be able to achieve well on the course.

    Please note that it is the responsibility of the student to ensure their current and future qualifications comply with the entry requirements of any university to which they intend to progress.

    We are firmly committed to finding the right course for you to ensure you can flourish! Talk to us today if you have any concerns about the application process, we are here to help take you to the next level.

  • Course Content

    The core subjects for Midwifery are Midwifery Studies with 7 units of Biology and 5 units of Sociology to complete . The remainder of the programme is comprised of Study Skills which are designed to provide all students with essential skills underpinning learning on the course and in undergraduate study for example note-taking, research methodologies and report-writing skills.

    This course requires excellent time management, maturity of approach and a high level of commitment throughout the year. Students will be supported in their studies and UCAS application through a weekly tutorial session..

  • Progression Next Steps

    Students who successfully achieve the Access Diploma are then eligible to apply for a degree in Midwifery.

  • Additional Information

    One year, part time (September start), two evenings a week in college: Monday and Tuesday 17.00-19.00 and Friday morning remote 10.00-12.00 (this day is subject to change).

    The Access to HE Diploma in Midwifery course is extremely popular and applicants are advised to apply early. Please be aware that if you do not meet Home Student Residency status you will be charged at the higher level fee. You may be eligible for help with fees and/or childcare depending on your circumstances.

    If you are age 19 or over you may qualify for a student loan that will pay for your tuition fees. This loan will not need to be repaid if you progress onto Higher Education and complete an eligible higher education qualification. Prices quoted may be subject to change, contact us for the latest fees information.

    Recommended reading list for Anatomy & Physiology for successful applicants (please choose one of these books that you can read and use):

    • Anatomy and Physiology in health and Illness (2001) A. Waugh & A. Grant
    • Ross & Wilson Anatomy & Physiology in Health & Illness - Waugh BSc (Hons) MSc CertEd SRN RNT FHEA, Anne; Grant BSc PhD RGN, Allison
    • Memmler's Structure and Function of the Human Body
    • Principles of Anatomy and Physiology: 2-volume set, international student version (13th Edition) J. Tortora (2011)
    • Human Physiology and Health (2000) D. Wright
    • Human Biology (2002) M. Boyle & K. Senior
    • Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology for student Nurses (2011) Ian Peate (Editor), Muralitharan Nair (Editor)
    • Human Body: An illustrated guide to every part of the body (Ann Baggaley)

    For admissions and general enquiries, please contact our Admissions Team on 020 8268 3073 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Access to HE Diploma - Midwifery is taught at Kingston College so is ideal for those based in South West London and Surrey.

  • International Students

    This course is not available to students who require a visa to study in the UK. Students who have qualifications from abroad and need a recognised English language qualification can take an IELTS test.