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. However, if your medical degree is your second undergraduate degree, it will be four years long. 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
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, Physics and Psychology and 15 ungraded credits.