Online Access to Higher Education Diplomas for Medicine
A career in Medicine
Our Access to HE Diplomas give you the opportunity to apply for a degree in Medicine. Medical degrees as a first degree take 5 years. If your medical degree is your second undergraduate degree, it may be 4 years long but, more often, it will still be 5 years. After completing a medical degree, you then need to complete two years of foundation training, followed by three to seven years of specialist training.
Doctors work in all areas of health care, providing you with a wide range of career options. These include areas such as:
- General Practice
- Emergency Medicine
- Intensive Care
- Public Health
Access to Medicine Diplomas
From September 2020 our Access to medicine is changing as we are one of the pilot centres for the new Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) framework for Access to Higher Education in Medicine. The QAA’s new subject framework was developed working with the University of Plymouth, Edge Hill University and Keele University, as well as the Medical Schools Council. This new subject framework delivers what the medical schools themselves want and need. Its aim is to make the Access to HE Diploma a universally recognised route into Medicine for adults in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
These courses are studied entirely by distance learning.
You need to have a UK residential address to study this qualification.
To become a doctor, entry requirements vary, but to be successful in an application to university for Medicine you normally need at least five GCSEs at grades A* (9) or A, (8 or a 7) including English, Maths and the Sciences. Science Double award is usually accepted. If you do not have these already, you can study them with us first.
The entry requirements for this course are that you must currently hold the correct number and grades at GCSE for university applications and have the skills and experiences relevant to the course such as current NHS or social care experience.
Our Access to HE Diplomas are fully accredited through an Authorised Validating Agency (AVA) and regulated by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA), so are part of the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF). More about our Access Diplomas >>>
for: Access to Medicine
You study 45 graded credits in Biology, Chemistry and Physics and 15 ungraded credits.