Access to Nursing & Midwifery

L3 Level 3
Full Time
12 January 2022 — 12 January 2023
City Centre Campus, Cardiff

About this course

Our Access to Nursing and Midwifery course is perfect for those individuals keen to pursue a career in nursing. This programme is designed to give learners the skills and knowledge needed to progress into higher education. This is an intensive course, so candidates must be certain they are ready for both the academic demands and the workload of the programme. On successful completion of the course, pupils will achieve the Access to Higher Education Diploma qualification. This is a nationally recognised qualification which is accepted for entry into Higher Education courses.

What you will study

Human Biology, Care Studies and Social Sciences are covered as major subjects on this course. You will also be required to study Numeracy, Communications and Study Skills as mandatory core subjects. Weekly personal tutorials are held to support students through their studies.

Please note that some degree pathways require additional qualifications (e.g GCSE Maths/English at Grade B), alongside the Access to HE Diploma qualification. Please ensure you sign up to the appropriate provision based on your planned exit route - this can be discussed with us during your interview if you wish.

If you don't already have the GCSE qualifications and these are needed for your preferred university course, you might like to consider our pre-Access course - Adult Foundation. This course is designed for those with life experience and is not typically suitable for applicants aged under 19 years.

Course fee per year

Registration Fee Payable on Enrolment: £350.00

Entry requirements

GCSE English Language A* - C is mandatory and evidence must be provided before enrolment. Successful interview and assessment result - Level 1 in Maths and Level 2 in English. Learners need to be outside of Post Compulsory Education for 3 years prior to studying . NB: Prospective learners whose English is a second language are requested to demonstrate during the application process a IELTS Score of 6 overall (International English Language Testing System) of spoken and written English.

Important points

  • The College welcomes contact with parents/guardians of students who are under 18
  • Additional support is available for students with learning difficulties and disabilities
  • Cardiff and Vale College is committed to inclusion and values diversity. We are determined to promote equality of opportunity and to treat everyone fairly and with respect
  • Cardiff and Vale College reserves the right to make changes to this course without prior notice
  • All courses are accurate at the time of upload or print
  • Courses can only run if there are sufficient numbers
  • Please note, if you choose three or more course choices, then you may be referred for a careers appointment first. This does not apply to A Level or GCSE choices.
Key information

Start date

12 January 2022

End date

12 January 2023

Time of day

Day Time

Full Time

16 hours per week


City Centre Campus, Cardiff
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Course code



Access to Higher Education Diploma (Heal

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City Centre Campus, Cardiff
City Centre Campus, Cardiff

City Centre Campus,

Dumballs Road,


CF10 5FE