ACCESS to Health Professions

Level 3

This is a practical course offering a broad base of skills to support employment in the health care sector. This course is designed to introduce some of the main areas of Human Physiology, Health & Welfare and how it’s studied.

All assessment is coursework based. Students produce a portfolio of work that is internally and externally assessed.


Day and Time

Monday & Thursday  Day time: 10.10am – 2.50pm  |  Evening: 4.30pm – 8.30pm

The qualification is equivalent to 3 A levels 

Career Path

  • Nursing (Adult, Mental Health and Children)
  • Midwifery
  • Occupational Therapy
  • OPD (Operating Department Practitioner)

More than just a course

You will learn all about human anatomy and physiology and a range of modules specifically designed to give you a detailed in-sight into health studies in modern Britain.

A portfolio of written assignments practical role plays/observations and internal/external assessments will provide you with a broad and diverse learning experience.

Unique Features

  • Work experience
  • Visiting speakers
  • Careers advice
  • Combine GCSE Maths or English

Entry Requirements

Maths or English at grade C (or above) or equivalent as guided by university entry requirements

A willingness to collect, organise and interpret information to produce a portfolio of work. The ability to work independently and to meet deadlines

We are an inclusive College and will consider all applications on a case by case basis with no previous experience

Money matters

If you are aged 19 or over, you will be able to apply for a learning loan to help with the costs of this course, the loan is not means tested and you will not pay anything back until you earn over £26,575 per year.

Age 19 to 23 – Fee remission applies to someone in receipt of eligible benefits, or where someone is studying their first full Level 3 course.

What the students Say 

Current student Louise has this to say about the course:

“The access course is my way into university and my new career. It is really interesting and informative and I am enjoying learning again. I have made lots of new friends who I hope to continue this journey with. The support I have received from my tutor, Paul has been amazing, he goes above and beyond for his students and his passion for teaching really shines through making the course more enjoyable!”

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Access Application Form 2020


Telephone admissions: 0161 486 4602