L3 Access to Higher Education Diploma: Health (Nursing)

Course description

The Access to Higher Education Diploma (Nursing) is a Level 3 qualification which prepares people without traditional qualifications for study at university.

It is designed for adults with a current or previous role in care as a nursery or care assistant.

It is also for adult care workers who (because of social, educational or individual circumstances) were unable to participate in or benefit from initial education.

Adults who are from under-represented groups in higher education along with those seeking a change of direction because of unemployment or lack of career opportunities  can benefit from this qualification.

Progression options

Learners primarily progress to Higher Education study in areas related to Nursing.

These may include some of the following areas of Degree level study:

  • Adult Nursing
  • Child Nursing
  • Mental Health Nursing
  • Learning Disability Nursing
  • Midwifery and related Health Studies degrees.

In addition, some colleges offer internal progression to, for example, their Higher National Diplomas in Health and Social Care or Public Health.

Career opportunities

Following your qualification, you can apply to continue your nursing studies at university. Opportunities for future employment include working for the NHS, a private hospital, a residential home or a school. You may choose to specialise and take on a role caring for adults, children, people with learning disabilities or mental health patients.

As you advance in your career, there’s potential to be promoted to become a nursing sister, nursing consultant or team leader. Alternatively, going on to gain a master’s degree will equip you to work as an advanced nurse practitioner.

Funding is available

Thinking of taking out a 19+ advanced learner loan for this Access to Higher Education Diploma (Health)? If you go onto successfully complete a university qualification – you won’t have to pay the loan back.

Delivery organisation

London Skills & Development Network (LSDN)

2nd Floor,
Suffolk House,
East Entrance,
George Street,
Croydon – CR0 0YN

Contact us

Carol HurdCourse Cordinator
Please contact Carol for more information Tel 020 3784 1294