This course is designed to give those students without the traditional Level 3 qualifications the skills and experience required to study nursing and other healthcare related degrees (such as Physiotherapy or Occupational Therapy) at university. This is a fast-track programme, delivered over 11 months, which aims to equip learners with the necessary knowledge, skills and confidence to progress in their chosen career pathways in areas such as Nursing, Midwifery, Operating Department Practitioner, Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy.
The aim of the HE
Diploma (Health Science Professions) programme is to equip mature students with the necessary knowledge, skills
and academic ability to successfully progress into Higher Education.
Successful completion of this course will prepare you for an undergraduate degree in areas such as:
Key progression routes are into areas of health and well-being at university, and then into professional careers in the care/health sector, as well as broader scientific study in areas such as biomedicine and education.
Will the course suit me?
You need to carefully consider your long-term career goals and consider what skills you have gained outside of education. Many universities will be asking you for high grades in your work and you need to be sure these are achievable.