Fees indicated are based on the current year (August 2016 to July 2017) and are subject to change next year.
Our further education courses (Entry to Level 3) are usually free if you are 16-18 years old. Depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for financial support to help with other costs associated with your course such as course materials and travel.
If you are aged 19 or over you may be required to pay fees.
If you are enrolling onto a Level 3 or 4 course and are over 19 years of age the fees may be higher and you will be required to take out an Advanced Learning Loan, please see the guide to fees for more information.
International students will be required to pay the full International course fee.
For more information, see our guide to fees.
On the course applicants will be required to complete units in the following modules:-
Specialist units in:
- Nursing Studies
- Health Sciences
- Psychology/ Sociology
Study Skills in:
- Examination Skills- Preparation & Technique
- Note-taking & note-making
- Writing & Delivering seminar papers
The Access to HE Diploma is an alternative route to higher education (HE) degree programmes. Please note that as part of the entry criteria, many universities will require English and Maths GCSEs at grades A- C in addition to the Access to HE Diploma qualification.
You are advised to check the entry requirements for your intended progression route before you apply for the Access course. Some HE institutions may accept alternative qualifications, such as Functional Skills level 2 or Qualifications taken outside of the UK.
For the Access to HE Diploma applicants should have at least both GCSE in English and Maths at grades A-C on entry (or evidence that an equivalent qualification, is accepted by your university of choice). In addition applicants will take a short pathway specific assessment. Those who pass all the assessments will be interviewed.
If you do not already have the entry qualifications, you could consider the following route in order to progress to the Access to HE programme:
Complete a two year programme: Year 1: studying GCSE English and Maths Year 2: Access to HE Diploma
If your first language is not English, you should have a minimum of 6.00 in IELTS alongside a UK or equivalent international qualification (a NARIC check will be required).
For more information please contact our Learner Information team.
Each module is assessed using a variety of criteria. You will be required to demonstrate creativity, critical thinking, evaluation, decision making, personal reflection, reading and research of relevant information, time management and effective communication skills.
Each module carries a number of assessments. Depending on the module you will be assessed through combinations of the following; formal reports, presentations, in-class and practice assessments under controlled conditions, case studies and reflective statements.
Degree courses in adult, children's, mental health or learning disability nursing or in midwifery. Successful completion of the course could enable you to progress to a BSc in Nursing or other health related degrees. Applicants will receive support for their application for entry into university and will be guided and advised towards an interview with universities.
This course is designed solely for progression to Higher Education. Once you have a degree you could work as a nurse in one of the four branches of nursing (adult, children, mental health or learning disability) and then branch out into a range of specialist career paths, e.g. health visitor; oncology nurse; substance abuse nurse; community psychiatric nurse; ward manager; lecturer in nursing; nurse consultant; director of nursing. Nurses sometimes move into research or teaching roles linked to healthcare and can also work in industries as occupational health advisors. You could also progress onto the colleges Edexcel Level 5 HND Diploma in Health and Social Care (Management).
This is a full time course delivered over 3 days in a total of 11.5 hours per week.
You will learn in classrooms, laboratories and IT rooms.