Access to HE Diploma Health Science Professions (Physics Pathway)
Full qualification title

Access to Higher Education Diploma (Health Science Professions)

Learning Aim Reference
No. of Credits
60 Credits at Level 3 (15 Ungraded & 45 Graded)
UCAS Tariff Points
Maximum 144 points depending on grades
Course fee
£1248 (includes £145 registration fee)
Payment options
Pay in full upfront (£50 Discount available) | Monthly Installments (from £104 per month)
Flexible study (typically takes 8-10 months, but you can work at your own pace to complete in a time that suits you) Extension option available
Course start date
This course can be started at any time of the year
Physics Pathway

A summary of the course

  • Redirect your career towards studying Physics
  • Fully online course delivery
  • Complete your studies remotely from anywhere
  • Guided learning with dedicated tutor support
  • A preferred pathway for meeting Physics university entry requirements
  • Flexible payment options available
  • Unlimited access to interactive educational content and activities around the clock
  • Self-paced learning with no exams or fixed class schedules
  • Comprehensive UCAS application assistance, including an academic reference
  • Trustpilot 4.9/5.0 Rating

About Your Diploma

If you have ever considered a career in physics but need the qualifications or are contemplating a career transition, our Access to Higher Education Diploma in Physics at Academy Online Learning is the perfect entry point. This course is excellent for those intending to break into physics or progress in the scientific arena. Typically a one-year course, many students complete it in 8-10 months due to its flexibility.


Excellent Preparation for Physics at University

This course includes units crucial for university courses in Physics, alongside strong elements of biology. Recognised across the UK, it prepares students for various specialisations within physics. Key topics covered include Medical Physics, Radiology, and Medical Imaging, providing the necessary knowledge and academic skills for university studies. With an Individual Learning Plan, students can manage their study and assignment deadlines effectively, facilitating consistent academic progress.


Getting Started with Academy Online Learning

Academy Online Learning, one of the leading online educational providers in the UK, offers this Level 3 diploma, regulated by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA). Our course structure is designed to offer flexibility, allowing you to integrate your studies seamlessly with your current lifestyle.


Stay On Top of Your Learning

Gain control over your educational experience with our online Access to Higher Education course, which requires no attendance at set class or tutorial times. Start at any time of the year and progress through the interactive material at your own pace. Personal tutor support is available via telephone or videoconference tutorials. Our tutors are highly qualified and specialise in their teaching fields.

While the diploma does not require you to have your Maths and English qualifications, universities typically do require these at Grade 4/C or above. You can study these subjects alongside your diploma with our fully online Functional Skills courses (which include online exams) or GCSE options.


Ensure your qualifications meet your chosen university's entry requirements before enrolling.

For more information on careers in Physics, click here.

We also offer detailed support for your UCAS applications, including providing an academic reference.

Psychology units on this course (Graded)

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Price Options

The cost of the Access to Higher Education Diploma (Health Professions) and the Access to Business is £1248, and can be paid in monthly instalments from £104 per month over 12 months with 0% interest. Or discounted price at £1198 (£50 saving) when paid in full upfront.

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* Includes £145 registration fee and certification with our awarding organisation, Skills and Education Access Group

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"there is no doubt the academic progress made by students throughout the course prepares them for higher education" - this is "Commendable"

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Units on this course (Ungraded)

Get into university with an Access to Higher Education Diploma

This gives you an opportunity to shine when you are invited for an interview at the university. You...

Academic Writing Skills

This can be awarded against a level 3 essay. In essay preparation, you will be expected to research...

How does society affect health

There are many diseases and consequently many causes of diseases. Identifying the prevalence of...

Research Skills
Correlations, Experiments, Observations, Case Studies Questionnaires and Surveys. Develop your own piece of research in a standard report format.
Information Literacy

Information Literacy Skills help learners to understand the range and quality of available resources...

Psychology units on this course (Graded)

How do drugs affect the brain

This covers the central nervous system, Grey and White matter. You will be considering key concepts...

Biology units on this course (Graded)

A microscope

In this unit you will learn about the structure of micro-organisms as well as the functions of sub...

Jars of urine

This unit looks at homeostasis and the kidney as a homeostatic organ. You will be researching the...

Body Structure and Function

(cannot combine with: Cell Differentiation and Tissues; DNA and Protein Synthesis; Human circulation...

Musculoskeletal System

The skeletal system is the primary focus of attention in this unit where you will be given the...


This unit covers the structure and function of the male and female reproductive system. There is a...

Genetic Inheritance

This addresses the understanding of genetic inheritance including simple Mendelian crosses where you...

Fruit and vegetables

Here you will be given the opportunity to explore the components and function of a balanced diet...

Endocrine system hormones

The main theme in this unit is to develop an understanding of the hormone system and the endocrine...

Non infectious disease

The topical area for this unit considers the nature of a range of non-infectious diseases including...

Physics units on this course (Graded)


This is a highly relevant topic area that outlines the benefits of radiation as both a diagnostic...

An X-ray

The use of radioactivity in medicine has increased dramatically thus highlighting its relevance in...

  Our Access to Higher Education diplomas offer: No need to pay for extras or upgrades - it is ALL included!
Self-paced online learning with 1:1 tutor support
Access your course materials immediately
Study anywhere - anytime
Face to face tutorials on demand, scheduled when you need them
One-to-one tutor support via state of the art video conference suite, email or by phone
Study around your work and home life commitments
Work at your own pace and complete within 8-12 months
Tailored individual learning plan to achieve success
Benefit from subject specialist tutors
Access to our online material written and developed by leading professionals in the industry
Interact with your tutor via our easy to use messaging service
Network with like-minded students via student messaging group
Access to your course 24/7
Tailor the course to fit your needs*
UCAS Application support to help with your personal statement
UCAS final check before submission


*Some university courses will want to see specific units - plan what is required and we will mix and match key units

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Very trusting company, everyone responds promptly. All tutors were very helpful, especially Steve, Alison and Amy. Thank you for all your help!
Date of experience: 02 March 2024
Megan Andrew ELCAS Student
The access to the course was easy and simple to use the virtual learning area. The tutors where on hand with messages and if needs be phone calls. I enjoyed the course and it was good that the course could be paused as I needed as life changed and things made it that I couldn’t continue the course at times. This is very useful being military expecially when deployments come around the course can be paused until the end of the deployment.
Date of experience: 10 October 2023