What courses can I do after this?
This course has an excellent track record for progression. Many students choose to continue their HE studies in subjects such as BSc Nursing, BSc Midwifery, BSc Exercise Science and Rehabilitation, BSc Nutrition, BSc Occupational Therapy, Diploma/BSc Operating Department Practitioner, BSc Physiotherapy, BSc Radiography, BSc Psychology and BSc Speech and Language Therapy.
There are excellent progression routes offered at universities, both locally and further afield. Many of our Access students have opted for Degrees in Psychology with Criminology at Southampton Solent, and Occupational Therapy, Nutrition, Nursing and Midwifery at the University of Southampton. Nursing at Bournemouth University is also a popular progression choice.
Some students undertake employment in their chosen field to consolidate their experience before they progress on to university.
To do this course you should have...
Applicants should have experience of care work before commencing the course. Adults enrolling on an Access to HE course have made a conscious decision to return to education, bringing a commitment and wider life experience to their studies. Our Access course is designed to reflect this with applicants demonstrating clear commitment, maturity and motivation. The course is intended for adults who do not have traditional sixth-form or vocational qualifications, allowing them to prepare for and gain entry to degrees and other Higher Education programmes.
Learners are admitted to the programme by application form and formal interview, with a further guidance interview where appropriate. Where necessary, evidence of your determination to succeed may be requested.
To apply you must have already achieved a Level 2 or above for literacy and numeracy, producing certificates/evidence of this at interview.
What about work experience?
It is expected that you will have experience of, and currently be working in (paid or voluntary), a professional care environment. Universities will expect candidates to have relevant care experience upon application.
International entry requirements
|Course Code||Start Date||Costs 19-23 (with concessions)||Costs 19+ (no concessions)|
|There is an Advanced Learner Loan available for this course.|
* Please note fees are subject to change.
For tuition and accommodation fees please visit www.thecollege.co.uk/international/courses/tuition-fees and our International Operations team can offer you advice and guidance before and during your studies.
Subjects studied may include:
Midwifery, Nursing and Health Professions
- Social Science
- Placement related and Academic Preparation skills
Please note that the Academic Content will be tailored to suit your progression pathway. Please contact our Advice and Guidance team, or a member of our specialist staff for more information.
This is a very popular course and early application is advised.
Attendance is approximately 16 hours per week + 10-15 hours private study time per week
More about the course
This course is taught at North Road, Poole.
The College Helpline: 01202 205205
Course Administrator: 01202 205217
Depending on your age and circumstances you may be entitled to receive significant financial help and/or benefits, and in some cases you may be able to attend the course at no cost to you.
Are you aged between 19 and 23?: Any student who does not have a full level 3 qualification (such as A levels) and is aged 19 - 23 is eligble for support to reduce their fees. The amount will vary according to individual circumstances, so please contact us on 01202 205205 for help. If you have an A level or similar qualification, please talk to the Adult Guidance Team as other courses may be more suitable for you.
Are you aged 19+? You could study an Access to HE Diploma for FREE!
You can take out an Advanced Learner Loan to cover the cost of your Access to HE Diploma and if you go on to successfully complete your full Degree, the Government will write off your Advanced Learner Loan debt.
There is an online guide that explains qualification levels. You can find it at:
The College's extensive facilities include excellent resource centres offering access to the Internet, CDs, videos, audio visual packages and CD Rom, as well as a stock of over 75,000 books and periodicals. Study areas/quiet rooms are available and there is also an area dedicated to careers reference material.