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Key Facts

Level:
Level 3
Subject Sector:
1.2 Nursing and Subjects and Vocations Allied to Medicine
Credits:
60
Qualification No:
QAAQ002595
Price:
£135.00 per learner
Age Range:
19+

Qualification Summary

The Diploma has a strong emphasis on the skills required of the nurse and midwife in the 21st century. The mandatory group ensures that learners have a good understanding of underpinning knowledge relevant to the role of the nurse and the midwife, including basic anatomy and physiology, human reproduction care principles and an introduction to the healthcare system.

Learners can select from a range of optional units linked to nursing and/or midwifery skills which are also strongly based around equality and diversity and the relevant values required within the nursing sector. They can choose to study units around ill health and the role that socio-economic status and life choices have on health. A mandatory unit on care principles shows the importance placed on the subject within the nursing or midwifery role.

Learners must choose from a selection of mandatory and optional ungraded units to support underpinning skills, including a mandatory communication unit, linked to speaking and listening which is a vital skill for any nurse or midwife.

The Diploma will provide them with underpinning skills to support academic study and provide a level 3 qualification linked to their proposed HE study. A broad range of skills related to care will be acquired, whilst the underpinning skills within the ungraded units will ensure that the learner is fully prepared for progression onto relevant degrees.


Why choose this qualification?

The Diploma has a strong emphasis on the skills required of the nurse and midwife in the 21st century. The mandatory group ensures that learners have a good understanding of underpinning knowledge relevant to the role of the nurse and the midwife, including basic anatomy and physiology, human reproduction care principles and an introduction to the healthcare system.

Learners can select from a range of optional units linked to nursing and/or midwifery skills which are also strongly based around equality and diversity and the relevant values required within the nursing sector. They can choose to study units around ill health and the role that socio-economic status and life choices have on health. A mandatory unit on care principles shows the importance placed on the subject within the nursing or midwifery role.

Learners must choose from a selection of mandatory and optional ungraded units to support underpinning skills, including a mandatory communication unit, linked to speaking and listening which is a vital skill for any nurse or midwife.

The Diploma will provide them with underpinning skills to support academic study and provide a level 3 qualification linked to their proposed HE study. A broad range of skills related to care will be acquired, whilst the underpinning skills within the ungraded units will ensure that the learner is fully prepared for progression onto relevant degrees.

Rules of Combination

Learners must complete 21 credits from the Mandatory Graded group, a maximum of 6 credits must be taken from the Graded Research group, and 18 credits from the Optional Graded unit group.


Units

Graded Research Units

Learners must complete 6 credits from this group.

Research Skills for Health or Care

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
6
Unit No:
QU026035
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Research: Extended Writing Project for Health or Care

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
6
Unit No:
QU026037
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Mandatory Units: Graded Academic Subject Content

Learners must complete 21 credits from this group.

Care Principles

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
6
Unit No:
QU025398
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Human Anatomy and Physiology

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
6
Unit No:
QU006413
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Introduction to Healthcare

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU025572
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Professional Interpersonal Skills

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU025402
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Safeguarding Children, Young People and/or Vulnerable Adults

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU025409
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Optional Units: Graded Academic Subject Content

Learners must complete 18 credits from this group.

An Introduction to Health and Disease

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU018205
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Antenatal Care and the Role of the Midwife

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU010492
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Cells and Tissues

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU025366
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Circulation, Immunity and Homeostasis

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU006178
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Effective and Reflective Practice

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU017815
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Equality and Diversity within Care Services

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU025436
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Female Genital Mutilation Awareness

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU025411
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Government Policy in Relation to Current Health Issues

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU018799
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Health Psychology

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
6
Unit No:
QU025835
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Health or Social Care Professions: Ethics and Values

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU025438
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Human Body Systems - Circulation and Gaseous Exchange

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU006415
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Human Reproduction and Health Related Issues

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU025630
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Inclusivity and Disability

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU025404
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Management of Ill Health

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU025400
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Mental Health and Illness

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU025831
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Physics: Medical Applications for Radiography

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
6
Unit No:
QU026260
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Promoting Health

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU005980
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Social Drugs and Medicines

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU025833
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Sociology of Health

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
6
Unit No:
QU007094
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The Role of the Midwife during Labour and Birth

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU025829
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Understanding Perinatal Mental Health Illness

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU025839
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Ungraded Units

Learners must complete 15 credits from this group.

Mandatory Units: Ungraded

Learners must complete 9 credits from this group.

Academic Writing Skills

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU025276
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Drug Calculations and Health Related Charts

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU025837
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Preparation for Higher Education

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU025532
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Optional Units: Ungraded

Learners must complete 6 credits from this group.

Communication - Speaking and Listening

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU007560
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Optimising Examination Performance

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU025280
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Promoting Wellbeing and Building Resilience

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU028487
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Study Skills

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU018318
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Work Placement

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU025609
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QAA aim code

40008046

Target Groups

a) Adults who, because of social, educational or individual circumstances may have achieved few, if any, prior qualifications and wish to progress to HE
b) Adults who have gone straight into industry (perhaps following apprenticeship routes) who wish to progress to HE.


Successful completion criteria

Learners will probably require a pass in biology/science subject alongside maths and English at GCSE level to progress onto a degree course.

Progression Routes

• BSc (Hons) Nursing
• BSc Hons Nursing (Mental Health)
• BSc Hons Nursing (Child)
• Degree Apprenticeships Nursing
• BSc (Hons) Health Studies
• Midwifery - BSc (Hons).


Funding information

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Additional funding information for Access to HE

  • Access to HE is eligible for funding as part of the legal entitlement offer.
  • Access to HE is eligible for funding via Advanced Learner Loans and appears on the Advanced Learner Loans catalogues published by the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA).
  • Access to HE Diplomas are designed for adult learners aged 19+ and the ESFA only funds young people on these programmes by exception, as stated in paragraph 149, page 39 of the Funding guidance for young people 2020 to 2021.

We have done our best to collate and summarise the key information, and wherever possible we alert our providers to changes in funding policy.

This funding information is provided in good faith and it is always advisable to check directly with the funding agencies before committing to delivery.

The following support materials will help you deliver this qualification.

Access to HE Quick Guides

Information for Access Centres

Access to HE Administration

Assignment briefs

Centres approved to deliver our Access to HE Diplomas can download assignment briefs for a selection of units in this Diploma. Assignment briefs can be downloaded by logging to Prism and locating the relevant unit. More assignment briefs are being added not all units currently have assignment briefs available.

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