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Health Science Professions Level Three Access to Higher Education Diploma at East Riding College

Course description

The aim of this one-year full-time course is to enable mature learners to gain entry to higher education, particularly onto health, nursing and science related courses. The Level Three Access to Higher Education Diploma programme provides an entry qualification to a range of undergraduate programmes and degrees at local and national universities. The course is fast paced and will normally be timetabled for approximately 15 hours per week, for the full academic year.

Course content

  • Cell biology
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Genetics



  • Sociology
  • Psychology
  • Study skills
  • ICT
  • Statistics

Entry requirements

  • Good level two (GCSE) skills with at least a minimum of three GCSEs at C or above, to include English and mathematics,(and science for some career routes) plus a successful initial assessment


  • Level Two Diploma in Progression and GCSE Mathematics and Englishat C or above (and science for some career routes)plus successful initial assessment


For people whose first language is not English, you must have GCSE English at grade C or above or IELTS 7 (International English Language Testing System)

In addition a range of evidence will be considered when assessing the potential of an applicant to succeed on this course, such as life skills, previous employment, prior achievements and professional qualifications


A variety of assessment methods are used, typically including assignments, presentations, essays and examinations.

Future opportunities

A variety of degree  and other higher education courses, including the College‚Äôs range of HNCs, HNDs, foundation degrees, degrees.and teacher training courses.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact East Riding College directly.

Last updated date: 05 April 2016

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