Access to HE Diploma (Health and Human Sciences) Diploma Specification, Rules of Combination and Approved Units
Qualification Aim Number: 40011707

Credit Value: 60
Guided Learning Hours: 450-600

Information for centres

How can we deliver this qualification?

You can enquire about becoming an approved centre for delivering Access to HE Diplomas by completing the Centre Approval Enquiry Form.

You can find out more about the delivery of the Access to HE Diploma by reading our Access to HE Brochure and the OCN London Access to HE Diploma Guide.

Information for learners

Is this the right qualification for you?

The Access to Higher Education Diploma (Health and Human Sciences) is a Level 3 qualification which prepares people without traditional qualifications for study at university.

The qualification gives you the relevant academic subject knowledge needed for higher education study and the opportunity to develop study skills to help you to succeed. It is well established and widely accepted by universities, qualifying for UCAS tariff points that are comparable to the tariff points for three A levels.

Learners primarily progress to Higher Education study in areas related to Health and Human Sciences. These may include some of the following areas of Degree level study:

  • Nursing
  • Radiography
  • Physiotherapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Dietetics and Nutrition
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Midwifery
  • Sports Science
  • Speech and Language Therapy
  • Psychology and Osteopathy.

In addition, some colleges offer internal progression to, for example, their Higher National Diplomas in Health and Social Care.

You can find out more about the Access to HE Diploma in our Guide for Learners and Learner Area.

Where can you study this Access to HE Diploma?

Access to HE Diplomas are delivered by OCN London centres including Further Education Colleges, and Adult and Community Education Centres. The following centres are approved to deliver this qualification:

Barking and Dagenham College
City and Islington College
Croydon College
CU Coventry
Gloucestershire College
HCUC - Uxbridge
Highbury College Portsmouth
Kendal College
Lambeth College
London South East Colleges – Bexley Campus
London South East Colleges – Greenwich Campus
Morley College London
Richmond and Hillcroft Adult and Community College
Wiltshire College

You can find out more about these centres and the Diplomas that they offer by visiting their pages in our Access to HE Course Directory and by contacting them directly.

You can also study for an Access to HE Diploma in Nursing, Midwifery, Paramedic Science, Radiography or Science.