Health Professions

Qualification: Access to Higher Education Diploma (Science) or (Allied Healthcare Professions)

Career opportunities

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You can apply to universities for a Nursing, Midwifery or other Health Profession related degree course. This leads to careers in the statutory, private or voluntary Allied Health Professionals sector, for example:

  • Arts therapies
  • Chiropody or Podiatry
  • Dietetics
  • Operating department practice
  • Orthoptics
  • Occupational therapy
  • Physiotherapy (see Access to Physiotherapy)
  • Prosthetics and orthotics
  • Psychology (see Access to Psychology)
  • Psychotherapy (see Access to Psychology)
  • Radiography
  • Speech and language therapy

Acquiring the knowledge and skills to become a professional involves training and study at degree level but there is a range of vital support roles that require no set academic qualifications for which an Access Diploma is an ideal way to maximise your job prospects.

Visit the NHS Careers website Allied Health Professionals page to find out more.

Who are Access Courses for?

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Access Courses are designed for people who would like to study at university but who left school without the usual qualifications, such as 'A' levels or GCSEs. They are also useful for changing career, entering employment supporting professionals and accessing work-based training.

Entry requirements - there are no specific entry requirements. We recommend you contact your preferred university to ask about their particular entry requirements before you start, so we can advise on the best pathway for you. We also provide Progression Awards to add to your Access Diploma.

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What do you study?

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Qualification: Access to Higher Education Diploma (Science) or (Allied Healthcare Professions).

The Access HE Diploma courses are comprised of specific pathways which are relevant to the degree you are aiming for. Each Subject is split into a number of topics that include Self-Assessment Questions (SAQ's) and activities. Each unit is assessed by the completion of the Tutor Assessed Questions (TAQ's) which form a formal assessment. Because many universities want to see evidence of examination style assessments DLC offer an examination either via Skype or at our offices in each of the major subject sets you will take as part of the diploma.

See full details >>> of the Course Modules and combination options.