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Access to HE Diploma (Medicine)



Level 3

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Health, Social Care and Wellbeing





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This Access to HE Diploma provides an alternative pathway to studying a degree in medicine. The Diploma will provide students with a strong foundation in chemistry and human biology, along with the study skills required for higher education. Upon successful completion of the Diploma, students will be able to progress to a degree in medicine or a related area of study.

Subject Areas

Learners studying this Diploma will have the opportunity to expand their knowledge and practical skills through a range of subject areas, including:

– Cellular Structure and Activity
– Genetics
– Moles, Equations and Acids
– Infection and Immunity
– Microbiology
– Professional Behaviours for Medical Practitioners
– Mathematics for Medicine
– Systems Physiology
– Medical Physics
– Academic Writing Skills

If you’d like to customise learning pathways for your learners, we can do that too. Just speak with our team to discuss your requirements.

Progression routes

Successful completion of this Diploma will open doors to a number of university courses, giving learners the chance to study a broad array of degrees leading to careers in:

– Medicine
– Biomedical Science
– Clinical Science
– Biochemistry
– Biology
– Chemistry
– Medical Science
– Nursing
– Midwifery
– Paramedical Science
– Physiotherapy
– Podiatry
– Dietetics
– Medical Physiology
– Sport and Exercise Science
– Pharmacology

And a university degree is not the only option to pursue; a Diploma can also lead to apprenticeships which can be studied at higher levels.

Why choose us

Skills and Education Group Access makes it easy to become an Access to HE Centre, with a simple approval process that will get you started quickly.

We’ll help you build specific, academically sound pathways to higher education, and guide you through the whole academic year.

Along with a dedicated team of external moderators to provide supportive visits, we offer flexibility to write your own assessments and help with assignment writing and the delivery of your Diploma. You also have the option of commencing delivery in either January or September, enabling you to attract more students at different times of the year.

To find out more about how to become a Skills and Education Group Access Centre, email us, or call us on 0115 854 1620.

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