Loughborough College
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Access to Higher Education: Nursing and Midwifery

Course Overview

Access courses are primarily designed for people who are returning to education after a gap in their studies, who wish to enter higher education courses and do not have the necessary qualifications.


Designed to facilitate entry into various branches of the nursing profession, this programme includes the study of Human Biology, Psychology and Sociology as the main subject areas. With excellent support from your tutors, this credit-based qualification can lead to a diverse career within the nursing field or to a range of health-related Higher Education programmes.


You will study at college for two days a week, and will need to allocate additional time for study.

The special features include:

  • Credit-based and graded qualification
  • Progression to Higher Education
  • Learn with other adults
  • Excellent support from tutors
  • Adult alternative to A-Levels
  • GCSE Maths available
  • Two days per week at college

FAQs about Access to HE

This course may be eligible for the new 24 Plus Advanced Learning Loan.

Entry Requirements

  • GCSE English Language and Maths Grade C or above is desirable

Progression Opportunities

This course is designed to allow you to reach the entry requirements for degree courses in all branches of nursing and midwifery.

Entry is extremely competitive, particularly for midwifery and children's nursing, but past students have successfully gained places.

The course will also lead to a range of health-related higher education courses.

Sean Dunn

“The structure of the course is great for preparing people for university who have been out of education for a number of years.”

Set to attend university in September, Sean Dunn talks about what it’s like to be a student at Loughborough College and how the Access to HE programme has prepared him for degree level study.

Victoria Gubb

Victoria Gubb
"I'd recommend this to anyone who wants to make a difference. Age is not an issue at all. Everyone in the group has a similar mindset of what they want to achieve."


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