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Access to Higher Education: Nursing and Midwifery Level 3 is designed to provide aspiring nurses and midwives a route into nursing or midwifery degrees.

The course content focuses on the core knowledge and skills you need to successfully progress to study at degree level in your chosen subject.

The teaching and learning methods will give you opportunities to develop transferable skills including:?

  • Teamwork
  • Problem solving
  • Thinking and independent study skills

The course is one year and scheduled over 3 days per week and will be a mixture of theory and practical lessons.

  • Sector Overview

    The largest employer in the UK Healthcare Sector is the NHS, which employs more than 1.5 million people - placing it in the top five largest workforces in the world. There are more than 350 different roles available within the NHS.

    A significant proportion of the sector's workforce is in independent healthcare. In addition to their private sector functions, these providers are increasingly contracted to provide services on behalf of the NHS.

  • Entry Requirements

    The entry requirements for this course are:

    • GCSE maths and English at Grade 4 (C) or above, or Level 2 Functional Skills in English or maths
    • Interview and assessment

    In addition to your Access programme, for those who have not yet achieved a Level 2 in both subjects, you will be required to enrol onto an adult English or maths Level 2 qualification in the specified subject to support your?progression onto higher level study.

    It is important to note that all students progressing onto university will need to have achieved a Level 2 qualifications in both English and maths, as well as their main qualification.

  • What will I study?

    This course consists of some of the following modules:

    • Human anatomy and physiology
    • Introduction to healthcare
    • Safeguarding children, young people and/or vulnerable adults
    • Care principles
    • An introduction to health and disease
    • Sociology of health
  • How will I be assessed?

    You will be assessed via:

    • Presentations
    • Essays and reports
    • Leaflets and posters
    • External exams
    • Tutor observations
  • Enrichment

    You will have the opportunity to take part in trips, visits and fundraising events to further enhance your experience and progression.

    You will also have access to key employers that will deliver guest lecturers to build your industry knowledge and create your future.

  • Work Experience

    You will be offered opportunities to actively engage with industry related employers and take part in experiential events to improve your personal development.

  • Progression opportunities

    The completion of this course will allow you to progress onto:

    • Higher Education Degree in Nursing or Midwifery 
    • Employment in Social Care 
    • HND in Healthcare Practice 
  • Alumni

    96% of our Access to HE: Nursing and Midwifery students went on to positive external destinations last year – the majority of which went on to study at Higher Education institutions. 3.6% of students chose to progress in further study with Waltham Forest College. 

    Two of our Access to HE: Nursing and Midwifery students gained a UEL scholarship last year with overall Distinction grades and evidence of outstanding commitment and progress throughout the year. They went on to study BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing.

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