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Access to Nursing and Midwifery – Nuneaton

Access to Nursing and Midwifery – Nuneaton


Health and Social Care

Access To Nursing And Midwifery


Higher Education courses are not out of reach! If you do not have the formal qualifications needed to apply to university, our Access courses are the perfect starting point. They are designed to introduce you to your chosen subject and develop the academic skills you need to take the next step. This course is ideal if you are aiming for a career in nursing or midwifery. 

Before starting with us, it is advisable you check that our Access to HE Diploma fits with the entry requirements of the university you wish to attend. Our course comprises of 60 credits in total, with 24 graded credits in biology and 21 graded credits in health studies. The remaining 15 credits are achieved through the completion of various introductory units and study skills modules. 

Throughout your time with us, you will also develop your academic writing and research skills and learn how to Harvard reference.  Work will be submitted using a range of formats including essays, reports, presentations and practical demonstrations. This further supports you to develop a broad skillset from which to progress into university study. 

At NWSLC, we always aim to support you by giving you a range of information, advice and guidance. If you would like to talk to anyone regarding your options, please do get in touch. You can make a enquire to our IAG advisors here: 


  • Cell Biology 
  • Nutrition and Digestion 
  • Infectious Disease 
  • Reproduction 
  • Regulation and Control 
  • Skeleton and Muscles 
  • The Cardiac and Respiratory System 
  • Inherited Disease 
  • The Roles and Responsibilities of Health Care Workers 
  • Ethics and Inequalities in Health 
  • Understanding Mental Health 
  • Nutrition and Lifestyle 
  • Health Promotion 
  • The NHS 
  • A Medical Condition 
  • Maths in a Health Care Context 
  • Research and Referencing 
  • Presentation Skills 

Entry Requirements

Access to HE courses are open to anyone aged 19+. You will need GCSEs in English and maths at grade C/4 or above to join the Access to Higher Education programme. No previous experience is required. If you don’t have qualifications in English and maths, we recommend that you apply to study the Level 2 Pre-Access course alongside studying English and maths with us. 

Next Steps

You will be equipped to progress onto a degree-level programme in either nursing or midwifery.

Mode of Study

This course is taught Full-Time. You will spend around 15 hours a week in a classroom setting on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. You will be expected to do approx. 10 hours a week of self-study time.

You do have the option to study this course on a day-time basis or across two evenings a week. Please specify on the application. 

Course Features

Level 3



September 2021

June 2022

Monday to Wednesday


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You will be equipped to progress onto a degree-level programme in either nursing or midwifery.

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