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What's Involved

This course will ensure students have a good understanding and knowledge relevant to the role of any worker within the health professions, including care principles, reflective practice and an introduction to the healthcare system. Students will study some mandatory units and can select from a range of optional units which will allow them to focus on a particular area of the health professions. The units are worth different ‘credits’ and a total of 60 credits has to be reached in order to achieve the qualification.

You can expect to study the mandatory units:

  • Human Anatomy & Physiology
  • Introduction to Healthcare
  • Professional Interpersonal Skills
  • Care Principle
  • Safeguarding Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults

The optional units you could study include: Communication (speaking and listening); Academic writing skills, Work placement, Government policy in relation to current issues, Sociology of health, Mental health and illness and Social drugs and medicine. Students also have to submit a research project, which is an extended piece of writing, and is worth six credits.

Entry Requirements

GCSE English grade 4 (C) or above, a high standard of literacy will be required to successfully achieve the Diploma, so potential students will undertake a literacy assessment and written essay test to ascertain whether this course is appropriate for them. An interview will also take place. It is important to note that in order to progress to university, you will need to have achieved GCSE maths grade 4 (C) or above by the end of the course if you do not have this already.

Where will it take me?

The course may enable progression onto degrees in: Nursing; Midwifery; or Occupational Therapy. The programme is intended to prepare you for a course in Higher Education. If you went straight into employment from school, you may not have studied at Level 3 and so this Access Diploma will help you to build on existing skills and provide a good grounding for further academic study. The degree courses that you could progress to include: Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work, Speech and Language Therapist, Paediatrics, Health Studies, Paramedic Science, Diagnostic Radiography.

Course Assessment Method

A total of 60 credits has to be achieved to be awarded the Diploma, Assessment is internal Coursework-based.

Where and When

Health Professions Level 3 Diploma

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Notes About Fees

Fees shown are per year. Additional miscellaneous fees may be applicable.

Find out more by speaking to Admissions:

  • For full-time further education courses call 01708 462833
  • For part-time further education courses call 01708 462801
  • For higher education courses, or if you’re an overseas student, call 01708 462801


  • To find out if you’re entitled to support call Student Services for advice on 01708 462718 ext 2718
  • You don’t have to pay tuition or admin fees if you’re 16-18 and studying a further education funded course.
  • You need to pay higher education course fees each academic year.

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