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Access to Higher Education - Healthcare Professions Pathway

Course Name 
CAVA Access To Higher Education Diploma: Health Professions L3Available for Enquiries
Course Details
Location Wakefield College
Level Level 3
Start Date



1 year

Mode of Study Full-time
Awarding Body


Course Overview

This course offers exciting opportunities for a range of degrees and subsequent careers in the health sector such as nursing, midwifery or other NHS related degree courses.

Our students often find that health education and social care degrees offer the best opportunity to work in the community and on successful completion of this course, you can automatically progress onto the Foundation Degree in Health and Wellbeing at Wakefield College. Choosing this course may help you gain the voluntary or professional experience in a health related environment which must be achieved prior to your UCAS application being sent in the following autumn term. 

Study will involve presentations, practical activities, written assignments and discussions.

What You Will Study

Whilst on this course you will study a range of different units, including:


  • Cell Processes
  • Key Features of Cells
  • Cardiovascular System
  • Homeostasis and Controlling Systems
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology 
  • Disease


  • The Learning Perspective
  • Stress & Well Being
  • Psychopathology
  • Memory
  • Developmental Psychology

Health Related Studies

  • Sociology of Health & Illness
  • Inequalities in Health
  • Context of Health

Academic Studies

  • Numeracy in a Health Context
  • Professional Behaviour – Nursing and Health Professional
  • Research
  • Presentation and Reflection
  • Digital Study Skills
How You Will Be Assessed

Assessment takes place through course assignments and examinations. Each six or three credit unit at Level 3 will be graded Pass, Merit or Distinction. Healthcare Research Methods and Study Skills are ungraded units but you must achieve a pass in these units to gain the Access to HE Diploma qualification.

Entry Requirements

GCSE Grade 9-4 in English and Maths


Functional Skills Level 2

Attendance Expectations The course is planned for 12 hours of contact time per week, planned over 2 days.
Fee Information

These fees relate to 2024/25:


Further Study

The Access to HE Healthcare profession allows students to develop their skills in preparation for progression to university, students who successfully complete this course progress to study:

  • Nursing
  • Midwifery
  • Mental Health Nursing
Course Groups (W) 19+ Loan
Course Groups (W) Vocational Course
Subject Area (W) Health, Social Care & Wellbeing
Client Group (W) 19+
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Information last amended: 07 June 2024 11:08

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