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Access to Higher Education Diploma (Nursing and Midwifery)


Our Access to HE Diploma (Nursing & Midwifery) gives you the opportunity to apply for a degree in Nursing and Midwifery, Adult Nursing, Nursing (Children and Young People), Paramedic Science, Mental Health Nursing or Occupational Therapy. This can lead to a career working in the NHS, independent practice, the community, research, or education.

What does the course cover?

  • Professional healthcare practice
  • Human physiology
  • Higher education study skills
  • Optional specialist units

Does it give me UCAS Tariff Points?

Yes. An Access to HE Diploma carries up to 144 UCAS tariff points depending upon grades achieved.

The Diploma is made up of 45 graded credits and 15 ungraded credits. 144 points equates to 45 Distinctions in the Diploma. At A level, 144 points equals 3 grade A’s. You can calculate UCAS Tariff Points for different Grades using the Tariff Calculator

Delivery Methods

Austorah Tayba Education in association with its partner college based in London provides various flexible delivery methods to its learners. This includes blended learning, online learning, distance learning

Learners are able to:

  • Access All course materials, including online modules and written assignments.
  • Gain Teacher support
  • Access our partner college online portal (24/7 access to our user-friendly learning portal).
  • Acquire Assignments briefing
  • Receive Excellent quality of study notes.
  • Obtain Assignment marking and feedback.
  • Access Free Online library.
  • Gain Fully accredited UK courses.
  • Receive Dedicated customer support via chat, telephone, and email (Monday to Friday)
  • Gain Full support until the completion of the course


Access to Higher Education Diploma (Nursing and Midwifery) programme is accredited by Ascentis awarding body regulated by Ofqual, CCEA & QW and licensed by the QAA

Ascentis Awarding Organisation

Successful candidates will be awarded a nationally recognised Access to HE Diploma awarded by Ascentis. The diploma is approved by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) and is accepted for entry to a wide range of universities and higher education institutions.


Access to Higher Education Diploma (Nursing and Midwifery) is available in 2 duration:

  • 09 Month (fast track)
  • 12 Month

Course Delivery

  • Online

Entry Requirements

To become a nurse or midwife, you need to have a degree, which you can earn after studying an Access to Nursing & Midwifery course. Learners should be aware that entry requirements vary for nursing and midwifery courses, but as a minimum, you should have the following:

  • GCSE grade C/4 or above in Maths and English (or Functional Skills equivalent) or Level 2. If you do not have these already, you can study them with us.
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in English and Maths or GCSE equivalent International qualifications. You may need functional skills qualifications https://lcps.org.uk/courses-category/functional-skills/
  • Learners must be age of 19 to study the qualification

Module Structure

In order to meet the completion requirements for the Access to HE Diploma (Nursing and Midwifery) the learner must achieve a total of 60 credits.

45 credits must be achieved at Level 3

15 credits must be achieved from ungraded units at either Level 2 or Level 3

Mandatory Requirements:

A minimum of 6 credits of research must be successfully completed in at least one subject set A minimum of 2 subject sets must be completed with 12 credits minimum in each subject set A minimum of 2 Core Unit Assessments must be successfully completed within the minimum 2 subject sets

Key Subject Sets required: 1
BiologyHuman Physiology
Optional Subject Sets
Professional Healthcare PracticeSocial Issues in Healthcare
ChemistryHealth Studies
PsychologyEnglish Language and Literature
Practical Scientific ProjectStatistical and Mathematical Methods
Healthcare ProfessionalsSociology
Ungraded required 15 credit
Academic Ungraded UnitsStudy Skills
Barred Combinations
Biology may not be taken withHuman Physiology


The qualification will be assessed using a range of methods. This could include a portfolio of evidence, written assignments, or a task.

What could this qualification lead to?

An Access to HE Diploma in Nursing & Midwifery is designed to provide individuals with the necessary knowledge and skills to progress to a degree program in nursing or midwifery. Successful completion of this diploma can lead to several potential outcomes:

  1. Higher education: Many students who complete an Access to HE Diploma in Nursing & Midwifery use it as a stepping stone to pursue a related degree program, such as a Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Nursing or a Bachelor of Midwifery.
  2. Professional qualifications: Graduates of a nursing or midwifery degree program can become registered nurses or midwives, respectively, after completing the necessary licensing examinations. This can lead to a career in various healthcare settings, such as hospitals, clinics, community health centers, or private practices.
  3. Specializations: After gaining experience in the field, individuals may choose to specialize in areas such as pediatrics, geriatrics, mental health, or obstetrics, among others, depending on their interests and career goals.
  4. Further education: Some graduates may choose to pursue advanced degrees, such as a Master of Science in Nursing or a Doctor of Nursing Practice, to advance their careers and take on leadership roles in healthcare organizations, education, or research.
  5. Research and academia: Those with a passion for research and teaching may explore opportunities in academic institutions, conducting research, publishing papers, and educating the next generation of nursing or midwifery professionals.

Overall, an Access to HE Diploma in Nursing & Midwifery provides a solid foundation for individuals to enter the field of nursing or midwifery and offers a range of opportunities for professional growth and development within the healthcare sector.



  • After completing an Access to HE Diploma (Nursing and Midwifery) learner will progress
  • You can progress to health-related higher education programmes at university the 3 years B.Sc including nursing, midwifery and the allied health professions such as occupational therapy.
  • Learners can go into many different nursing roles which include adult nurse and health & social care profession etc.
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