The newly-launched Access to Higher Education (HE) Nursing and Midwifery course by Progress to Excellence Ltd offers an alternative route to training for those aged 19-plus who want a career in these particular fields but didn’t have the right qualifications to access the courses at university.
The course adds to the Progress to Excellence Ltd growing portfolio of qualifications in health and social care.[/vc_column_text]
“Just because someone didn’t get the exam grades at school that they needed to go to university doesn’t mean they can’t get there.”[/vc_column_text]
He said: “This qualification has been proven to provide a route for adults from disadvantaged backgrounds into higher education as well as becoming a pathway to enhance UK productivity by helping prepare people for employment when they graduate. This has been especially so in sectors with skills shortages.”[/vc_column_text]
Last year, 24,895 students with an Access to HE Diploma started a degree or other higher education programme in England and Wales – up from 24,180 the previous year.
QAA statistics show that 87 per cent of students with an Access to HE Diploma were aged 21 or over, compared with 34 per cent of students with other qualifications.[/vc_column_text]
Progress to Excellence Ltd is offering the following Access to Higher Education (HE) Diploma courses:[/vc_column_text]
Entry requirements to study are a GCSE 4/D or above in English and maths.
This route is ideal if looking to gain a job in roles such as community worker, further education teacher, health promotion specialist, health service manager or as an adult nurse.[/vc_column_text]
Entry requirements to study are five GCSEs including GCSE Science, English and Maths at grade C (4) or above.
This route is suitable for those looking to move into a midwife or nursing role.[/vc_column_text]