Access to Higher Education

learndirect offer a selection of Access to Higher Education Diplomas. They each provide a sound base of knowledge across a wide subject range, which act as a gateway to UK Colleges and Universities. These diplomas allow you to enrol on an array of degree programmes and can be studied at your own pace for 1 or 2 years, though can take less time.

We offer several Access to Higher Education Diplomas. These include the popular Access to Higher Education Diploma (Health), Access to Higher Education Diploma (Social Work) and Access to Higher Education (Medicine and Healthcare Professions). Some of these diplomas have a choice of pathways so you can specialise and meet your chosen university's entry criteria.

We offer a number of different unit selections for the popular Access to Higher Education Diploma (Health) based on the degree you want to tailor your diploma towards. We call these pathways. For example you could choose the Nursing, Midwifery or General pathway. Alternatively for those wanting a health-related career such as Physiotherapy or Radiology and require more Science units we also offer the Access to Higher Education Diploma (Medicine and Healthcare Professions). But if you are not sure exactly which health field will interest you most, you could opt to study the general pathway of our Access to Higher Education Diploma (Health).

Choosing a university course, that you would like to eventually study, should help you to select an Access to Higher Education Diploma that gives you the best chance of getting a place.

Any of these Diplomas will help equip you with the skills you need to study at university, this means writing essays and reports, giving presentations and learning to manage your time effectively.

All universities and colleges have very specific entry requirements for each of their HE courses. It's very important that you check what these are, as this could affect whether or not you will be accepted on to their degree course.

Browse through our Access to Higher Education Diplomas and see what interests you most.

Health

Access to Higher Education Diploma (Health):

Awarding body: Open College Network West Midlands

Social work

Access to Higher Education Diploma (Social Work):

Awarding body: Open College Network West Midlands

Social science

Access to Higher Education Diploma (Social Science) - Psychology and Sociology:

Awarding body: Open College Network West Midlands

Medicine

Access to Higher Education Diploma (Medicine and Health Care Professions):

Awarding body: Open College Network West Midlands

Social Science and Humanities

Access to Higher Education Diploma (Social Science and Humanities):

Awarding body: Open College Network West Midlands

Social Science and Health

Access to Higher Education Diploma (Social Science and Health) - Biology:

Awarding body: Open College Network West Midlands

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