Access to Paramedic Science
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
£1236 (includes £135 registration fees)
Payment options
Pay in full upfront (£50 Discount available) | Monthly Installments (from £103 per month)
12 months, flexible study (typically takes 8 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

A summary of the course

  • Change your career towards Paramedic Science
  • 100% online course
  • Study from home or any location of your choice
  • Enhanced learning with dedicated tutor support
  • An effective pathway for meeting university entry requirements in Paramedic Science
  • Various payment plans are available
  • 24/7 access to interactive learning materials and activities
  • No exams, no set time for online classes but instead learn in your own time
  • UCAS application support, including an academic reference
  • Excellent Trustpilot rating of 4.9/5.0

About Your Diploma

If you've aspired to pursue a career in paramedic science but have been obstructed by the lack of qualifications or are seeking a career shift, our Access to Higher Education Diploma (Paramedic Science) at Academy Online Learning is your gateway. This program is perfect for those aiming to enter the field of paramedic science or advance within the healthcare industry. Typically, the course is designed to be completed in one year, yet many of our students finish in just 8-10 months thanks to its flexibility.


Excellent Preparation for Paramedic Science at University

This course is specifically designed for those who plan to attend university to become a paramedic. Upon completing the enrolment form, please specify if your interest is in "paramedic practice" or "paramedic science" at the university level, and we will ensure you have the correct combination of units to match the entry requirements for your chosen course. The program includes an Individual Learning Plan to help manage your assignments effectively, ensuring you make steady progress.


Getting Started with Academy Online Learning

Academy Online Learning, a leading online education provider in the UK, offers this Level 3 nationally recognised qualification, regulated by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA). Our entirely online course is designed to provide flexibility, allowing you to balance your educational pursuits with your personal life seamlessly.


Stay On Top of Your Learning

Manage your learning experience with our online course without having to attend classes or tutorials at set times. You can start at any time, move through the course material at your own pace, and if you require assistance, your personal tutor is ready to provide support via telephone or videoconference. Our tutors are qualified, experienced educators who are specialists in the topics you will be studying.

While Maths and English are not prerequisites for this diploma, they are generally required by universities at a Grade 4/C or above. Consider studying these subjects alongside your diploma through our online Functional Skills courses (which include online exams) or our GCSE options.


It is important to ensure your qualifications will meet the entry requirements of your chosen university. Please verify this before enrolling.

To learn more about career opportunities in Paramedic Science, please click here.

We also provide detailed support with your UCAS applications, including offering an academic reference.

100% of Paramedic Science AOLL applicants were
offered a place for September 2023

Social Science units on this course (Graded)

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Payment Options

The cost of the Access to Higher Education Diploma (Health Professions) is £1236, and can be paid in monthly instalments from £103 per month over 12 months with 0% interest. Or discounted price at £1186 (£50 saving) when paid in full upfront.

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Monthly Payment
Cost/ Month
Pay in full
Pay in full
£1236: £1186
12 Months
11 Months
10 Months
9 Months
8 Months
7 Months
6 Months

* Includes £135 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...

Social science 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...

Health units on this course (Graded)

Diagnosis and management of physiological disorders

There are a range of physiological disorders identified here in this unit. You will be made aware of...

A female health professional wearing a mask

This unit relates to communication between health care professionals and clients. Here you will be...

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...

Biochemical Molecules

In this unit you will learn about the structure and properties of carbohydrates, lipids (fats)...

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...

  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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Becs Dental Hygiene Therapy Student
Great course, learnt so much. Felt supported throughout from different Tutors. Massive help with UCAS application.
Thank you.
Date of experience: 20 February 2024
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Rachel Cawthorne AOLL Student
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