Access to HE Health Diploma (Health Professions)

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Access to Higher Education Diploma (HE) for Health Science Professions

Our Access to HE diploma is aimed at individuals wishing to pursue careers in:

  • Midwifery
  • Nursing
  • Paramedic Practice
  • Physiotherapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Operating Department Practitioner
  • Diagnostic Radiotherapy


... and other professions related to health. Our Access to HE Diploma for health professionals is tailored to your chosen professional health pathway and to your university entry requirements.

The Access to HE Diploma is aimed at those without the necessary Level 3 qualifications for entry into university. On successful completion of 60 credits, your diploma qualification will meet the Level 3 entry requirements for the University Degree Programme of your chosen healthcare career. Our Access to HE Diploma is fully online and offers a flexible mode of remote learning study which fits around employment and family commitments.

In terms of study time, a general guideline is 3 credits = 30 study hours. Through one-to-one tutoring, we have a proven track record of student achievement. AOLL is run and organised by a group of people who specialise in the Access route. It fully supports and prepares learners through the academic challenges ahead. Tutor support is crucial in online learning. At AOLL, we strive to maintain small tutor groups which, in turn, guarantees a personal pro-active and responsive approach to learning that works time and time again!


The Access to HE Diploma (Health Science Professions) comprises of 15 credits at level 3 (Ungraded) and 45 credits at level 3 (Graded). The total of 60 credits must be completed in order to achieve a full Diploma. Here's how it all works:

The course induction: • Choose six ungraded credits • There are nine mandatory units from Study Skills • Forty Five credits (Graded): Topics relevant to your chosen career pathway. As part of your guided learning your tutor will be able to advise and assist you in selecting the relevant units from the choice selection to make up your distance learning Diploma. Only 45 credits are GRADED.

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A maximum 15 (Ungraded) credits - including a choice of 6 from:

Researching and Understanding Opportunities in HE 3 credits; Information Literacy Skills 3 credits; Work Experience 6 credits; Health and Disease 3 credits


9 Mandatory Credits (Ungraded)

Academic Writing 3 Credits Research Skills Project 6 Credits Unit Guide 


Select a maximum of 45 Credits (Graded) from:

Biology Physics Health Psychology Sociology Unit Guide