Access to Higher Education Diploma - Nursing (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 - Nursing 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).
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.
The core subjects for Nursing are Nursing Studies with 6 units of Biology and 6 units of Sociology to complete. The remainder of the programme will comprise 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 Nursing or a Degree-Level Nurse Apprenticeship. Other degree courses in professions related to Health and Social Care may also be applied for.
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 Nursing 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.
Recommended reading list for Anatomy & Physiology (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)
Access to HE Diploma - Nursing is taught at Kingston College so is ideal for those based in South West London and Surrey.
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.