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Access to Nursing

Access to Nursing courses is designed for adult students wishing to pursue a career in nursing wanting to develop academic skills, confidence and knowledge before applying to university.

The Access to Nursing course is extremely popular and applicants are advised to apply in advance.

The course covers topics including the roles and issues relating to careers in the health service and nursing.

Our experienced tutors will help you to complete this certification and develop your Nursing Studies & skills. 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 the undergraduate study for example note-taking, research methodologies and report-writing skills.

About the course:

Access to nursing is a recognised course qualification that allow student that does not hold traditional level 3 qualifications to apply for a nursing degree to university.
The Nursing Diploma is a one-year programme suitable for those students wishing to pursue a career in nursing or related professions but do not hold a level 3 qualifications or those that took a break in learning and now decides to return back to full-time education with the aim of becoming a nurse.

Who is the Access to HE Diploma for?

  • It’s designed for adults (19+) who may have been out of full-time education for some time, want to apply to university, but don’t have the required qualifications.
  • Adults seeking a change of direction because of unemployment or lack of career opportunities in their previous field.

Course Content: 

  1. Human Physiology
  2. Professional Healthcare Practice
  3. Study Skills
  4. IT

What are the entry requirements?

Universities require learners to have GCSEs/Functional Skills Mathematics and English at a level 2 to progress onto a degree in nursing and Croydon SAM can help you obtain these alongside your Access Course. If you need to achieve either your Functional Skills Mathematics or English qualifications, we will enroll you onto those when you join the Access Course and you will study for those courses as well as your chosen Access course.

There are no standard entry qualifications for Access courses: in order to succeed due to the intensive study nature of the course, learners must have good English and Mathematics skills, you must be fully committed to hard work as well as maintaining full attendance (100%) throughout the course

All applicants will be required to take an English and Mathematics initial assessment to assess their suitability for the course, regardless of previous qualifications. You must achieve a Level 2 in English and at least a Level 1 in Mathematics to be accepted on this course.

If successful, applicants will then be invited for an interview to ensure that the course is the right choice for them. If you are not quite ready for the Access course, we may offer you another course that will prepare you for the Access to Nursing course.

Qualification: Level 3 Access to Nursing

Start Date: 14/09/ 21

Course Mode:  Full time

Assessment Method:

Your development and progress during the course will be assessed on a regular basis both informally and formally. You will receive regular feedback from your tutors about your progress.
The assessment procedures vary from module to module and so will depend on what you are studying; there will be some set essays, coursework projects, presentations and tests throughout the course. All of the modules use continuous assessment processes, which means that there is no dependence on final examinations (except for Functional skills Mathematics and English.)

Progression route?

On completion of this course, you may progress to a degree programme in nursing.

Course Costs: The course fee is £3,000.00.

Offer price:  £1,500.00.

Are there any additional costs?

There may be additional fees to cover the cost of textbooks and any other resourced that may be required during your time on the course.