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Your fast-track route to the healthcare profession you have always wanted.
Are you interested in a rewarding and challenging career in healthcare, but worry that a lack of time and qualifications could prevent you from taking that next step? If you are aged 19 or over and aspire to go to university to study a healthcare-related degree, an Access to Higher Education Online Diploma is the route for you.
Please note: There is a tuition fee for these courses. Tuition fees for our professional courses commencing from September 2020 are currently under review and will be made available from May 2020. For your information, the 2019 fee for this course was £3,384. Course pages will be updated once we have been given the fee.
We offer the following online programmes. Click the links to view the programme pages for more information on course content.
Access to Allied Health Professions: Online
Access to Health and Social Care Professions: Online
Access to Nursing and Midwifery: Online
Click the links below to find out more about programme features, funding and support for Access to HE Online students.
Flexible learning and support
Finding the time to learn the skills and knowledge you need to progress your career can be difficult. Online learning means that you can study flexibly, at times to suit you and your lifestyle. As a one-year programme, it also means that you will be ready for university in less time than if you followed the traditional A-level route.
Throughout your time on the programme, we will provide support through a personal tutor and online tutorials, as well as through our telephone hotline, open Monday–Friday from 9am–5pm.
We will work with you to develop a study plan so that you can meet coursework deadlines and schedule study time around your other responsibilities.
To be eligible for a place on an Access to HE Online programme, you must have GCSE English and maths grade 4 (C equivalent) or above, or a Functional Skills Level 2 qualification.
As this is an online course, it is not possible to study maths and/or English at an Activate Learning college alongside the main qualification.
If you are aged 19 and over, and want to study a Level 3–6 course, you are eligible to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover your tuition fees. The loans are not means-tested or subject to credit checks and you start repaying it when you earn over £25,000 per year.
The 19+ Advanced Learner Loan is easy to apply for and is not dependent on your household income. To be eligible to apply for it, you need to:
For more information regarding eligibility criteria, please visit www.gov.uk/advanced-learning-loans. General tuition fees for Access courses are as follows:
19–23 Concession EU tuition fee: NO CHARGE
24+ Loan EU tuition fee: £3,384.00
International fee: £6,700.00
We have a wide variety of options to help with costs associated to your studies. Find out more in our dedicated funding section.
Activate Learning has helped over 3,000 Access to HE students progress on to university. OFSTED rated us ‘good’ in December 2017, with many outstanding features for our Access programmes.
The Access to HE Diploma is your online gateway to higher education, and will give you the opportunity to apply for a wide range of university courses. However, universities and colleges have specific course entry requirements and it’s vital that you check what these are before applying.
How do I apply?
If you are ready to apply, you can complete the online application form from the course pages linked above. Alternatively, you can contact our friendly team to find out more:
Following the Access Diploma, I went on to study a midwifery degree, became a registered midwife for the NHS, and now have my own practice and teach others. I couldn’t have done any of this without my Access qualification."
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