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ABID in Nursing Midwifery and Medical Professions Option 1

This Qual/Option can be studied in the following courses: ABID in Nursing, Midwifery and Medical Professions, ABID in Paramedicine, ABID in Psychology.

You study: Academic Skills (5%), Biology (60%), Psychology (35%).

Subject: ABID Academic Skills Percent Examined Level
Writing for Academic Purposes [summary] 3 No 3
Interview and Application Skills [summary] 2 No 3
Totals: 5
Subject: ABID Biology Percent Examined Level
Introduction to Cell Biology [summary] 5 No 3
Practical Investigation (Biology) [summary] 15 No 3
Biomolecules and Key Biological Principles (Ex) [summary] 10 Yes 3
Human Reproductive Biology [summary] 5 No 3
Anatomy and Physiology of the Human Skeleton and Muscles [summary] 5 No 3
Cardiovascular, Respiratory and Gastro-intestinal Systems [summary] 10 No 3
Homeostasis, Coordination and Control and the Excretory Systems [summary] 10 No 3
Totals: 60
Subject: ABID Psychology Percent Examined Level
Approaches in Psychology [summary] 5 No 3
Psychological Perspectives and Behaviour (Ex) [summary] 10 Yes 3
Defining, Classifying, Explaining and Treating Psychological Disorders [summary] 10 No 3
Interpersonal Communication [summary] 5 No 3
Aggression [summary] 5 No 3
Totals: 35

How do I study?

Our Advanced British International Diplomas are delivered completely online. This means that you can study when it suits you, your family, and your job. With our learning materials and your own personal tutor, you will have the one-to-one support and guidance that you need to succeed when studying an ABID online.

When can I start?

We run cohorts of learners starting every three months so you never have to wait long to start your studies.

What are the entry requirements?

You must be resident outside the UK to study this Course.

If you are from a non-English-speaking country, you will need to have an IELTS at Level 5.0 or above, or a PTE Academic Qualification in English with a score of 29 or above. Find out more >>>

You will also need to undertake a writing task, a short interview and a diagnostic invigilated test in Mathematics with us. Find out more >>>

Is this course accredited?

All of our Advanced British International Diplomas are fully accredited by a recognised major UK Awarding Body, Ascentis. Our Advanced British International Diplomas are accepted by many universities and Higher Education Institutions in the UK.

How do I learn?

For every Subject you study you will be given access to its tailored learning materials: because they are written by us, you can be sure that they will teach you what you need to succeed on your assessments. They are more than a textbook – they guide you through your learning and support you so that you're fully prepared for each assessment. You will complete tasks, answer questions (with model answers that you can check), and will be given all the tools needed to achieve the highest grades possible.

How am I assessed?

You are assessed through tutor-assessed coursework throughout your Diploma, including two exams that will be conducted as virtual meetings. Our assessments have been both internally and externally verified, meaning that they have been checked to make sure they are consistent, fair and robust. Importantly, they give everybody the same opportunities to succeed. Our internal verification process is rigorous and thorough, ensuring that every tutor is marking, grading and giving formative and developmental feedback in line with our exacting standards.

How long will it take?

Because our Advanced British International Diplomas fit into your life rather than the other way around, you can decide how long you'd like to study your Diploma for. On average an Advanced British International Diploma takes 9 to 12 months, but you can complete in 6 months or study for longer if you wish to.

When can I complete?

When you complete is up to you. The only deadlines that are in place are those set by yourself, and are usually based on when you aim to start university. To start university in September you would aim for June moderation; to start university in February/March you would aim for November moderation.

What are my future prospects?

An Advanced British International Diploma opens doors for every learner. Whether you decide to use it to gain entry to university or not, it will improve your career prospects. You gain so much by studying an Advanced British International Diploma online: it teaches you skills that will make you stand out. From organisational skills and time management, to the ability to self-direct and research independently – you will be capable of things you hadn't previously thought possible.

£5000 - spread across easy instalments for up to 12 months of study

Fee breakdown

  • Application Fee = £100.00, payable when you apply for the course.
  • Course Fee = £4600.00, covers up to 12 months of study; payable monthly, 2-weekly or in a single instalment.
  • Awarding Body Registration Fee [1] = £300.00 (zero. VAT) paid in two parts.
    1. £90.00 paid with your first course fee instalment.
    2. £210.00 payable on completion of half the course or 1 year from the date of registration, whichever is sooner.
      • We will provide some advanced warning when this fee becomes due although you will already have a good idea of this as you will know how many Units you have studied.
  • Total Fee = £5000.00 for up to 12 months of study.

  • Extension Fee [2]= £200.00 per month, payable if you extend your study over more than 12 months.

[1] The Awarding Body Registration Fee is set by the awarding body so may change during your course.

[2] If the Monthly Extension Fee changes either between when you start your course and when you require the fee, or if your are already on this fee and the price changes, the changed price will apply.

Funding your course

The majority of our students fund themselves using our easy payment options. Some secure funding through their employers and a few manage to get some help from local charities. We cannot provide advice on funding but we do have a Grants & Funding page which you may find useful.

If you are not funding your course yourself, please ensure that you make us aware of this when you apply so that we can make any necessary arrangements with the funder.

Course fee instalments

The amount you pay for each instalment depends on how quickly you plan to complete the course. You can also change your Target Completion Date during the course when you have a clearer idea of how quickly you are progressing. This may change the cost of your instalments. Bringing the date forward will tend to increase the amount and setting it back will tend to reduce it.

Single payment

Choose how you pay. For example:

  • You pay the £100.00 Enrolment Fee when you apply.
  • We debit the £4600.00 Course Fee on your Course Start Date.
  • We debit the Awarding Body Registration Fees as they become due.
    1. £90.00 paid on your Course Start Date.
    2. £210.00 paid when you complete half the course or 1 year from date of registration, whichever is sooner.


Maximum 12 payments.

  1. Enrolment Fee paid on application £100.00
  2. Course Fee instalments
    • 12 months @ £383.33 per month
    • 11 months @ £418.18 per month
    • 10 months @ £460.00 per month
    • 9 months @ £511.11 per month
    • 8 months @ £575.00 per month
    • 7 months @ £657.14 per month
    • 6 months @ £766.67 per month
  3. Awarding Body Registration Fees
    1. £90.00 paid with first Course Fee instalment.
    2. £210.00 paid when you complete half the course or 1 year from date of registration, whichever is sooner.


Maximum 26 payments.

  1. Enrolment Fee paid on application £30.00
  2. Course Fee instalment examples
    • 12 months, 26 instalments @ £176.92
    • 10 months, 21 instalments @ £219.05
    • 8 months, 17 instalments @ £270.59
    • 6 months, 13 instalments @ £353.85
  3. Awarding Body Registration Fees
    1. £90.00 paid with first Course Fee instalment.
    2. £210.00 paid when you complete half the course or 1 year from date of registration, whichever is sooner.

Additional Qualifications and Special Offers

If you are studying other qualifications with us in addition to an Advanced British International Diploma, we provide reduced rate special offers on the additional qualifications.

  1. You only ever have to pay the Application Fee once, if you pay it when applying for another course with us, we will take the cost off your first Course Fee instalment.
  2. If studying GCSEs alongside your ABID, you get £20.00 off the first and £30.00 off the second.
  3. If studying more than one Progression Award of 12 credits or more as an extension to your ABID, you get £10.00 off the second and £15.00 off the third.

Payment methods

The normal method of payment is online with a credit or debit card. We accept all major cards (Visa Debit, MasterCard, Electron, UK Maestro and Solo) and use SagePay, one of the most secure payment systems on the market.

If there are genuine reasons why you cannot pay online, you will need to contact us to discuss whether there are other feasible options available such as bank transfer or Standing Order.

The support that our students receive is central to who we are and the service that we deliver.

Your tutor

Your tutor is both your personal support and your subject specialist teacher. They were chosen for their expert subject knowledge and qualifications, and for their skills in supporting and motivating adults who may have been out of education for some time. They are there to support you and guide your studies, and you will be in regular contact over email, WhatsApp and virtual meetings. Because they mark your assessments, they know how to help you to improve, develop and advance as you progress through the course.

Their role evolves over the course of your studies as your needs change. Initially you will speak to your tutor every week so you can get to know each other and settle into studying. As you progress through the course the support that you want from your tutor may change: one week you may want to talk about study skills, and the next about the ethics of research. Your tutor is there to make sure that your time with us is as successful and enjoyable as possible.

Student Services

Our Student Services team are here for you from your first enquiry and throughout your course. From clarifying university entry requirements to finding the course that is right for you, Student Services are here for everybody – past, present and prospective students alike.

UCAS Application

UCAS is the application system used for applying to university in the UK. They have guidance for international students and we are also here to support you throughout the application process.

For many, making the UCAS application is one of the most important moments arising from the course, and we support you throughout the process. Our strong relationships with universities mean that we liaise with them to ensure that you are always given the most relevant and up to date advice, and we keep you abreast of relevant information from UCAS.

From the first stage of your application, to any interviews you may have, and accepting a place – we are there with you every step of the way. We will work with you to plan and draft your personal statement, will guide you through every step of applying through UCAS, and will check every single application, personal statement and reference before they are submitted. We work to ensure that every application is the best it can be.


We make our courses suit you and your life: if your circumstances or priorities change then your course can too. We are here to help you achieve, and so taking a study break, changing your payment date, extending or shortening your study period (target completion date) is always possible.

Technical Department

From accessing learning materials to uploading documents, if you need any technical support during your studies our Technical Department is there for you.

Financial Department

Should you need any help or advice about fees, payment options, or there are changes to your circumstances the Finance Department is there for you.

Laptop or Computer

Due to the academic nature and depth of this course you will not be able to study it entirely on a Mobile Phone or Tablet.

Check university entry requirements

It is important to check the entry requirements for your chosen universities as these will help you decide if you need any of the qualifications below. We are also very happy to advise you to ensure that you have what you need.

UK ENIC (formerly UK NARIC) Statement of Comparability

If you already hold qualifications that were studied outside the UK, your university may wish to see a Statement of Comparability to check that the qualifications you have meet their entry requirements. UK ENIC can be contacted through enic.org.uk.

Other Qualifications

In addition to an Advanced British International Diploma, the University where you wish to study may also require additional (lower level) qualifications. These may be covered through a Staement of Comparability (above) but you may also need further recognised qualifications. We will advise you about this as it will be picked up during the screening process, following your application. We provide a range of UK qualifications which can be studied overeas and by distance learning, such as GCSEs, Functional Skills and Awards of Progression which may well provide you with what you need. You may also decide to study further qualifications within your own country before embarking on an ABID.

Work experience, specific skills and specialist knowledge

You should always check university's entry requirements, both compulsory and preferred, as they will often say what they expect from a candidate. This may include a work placement, specific interpersonal skills, or evidence of wide reading and existing knowledge about the degree, the career, or the industry.