Key Facts

Level:
Level 3
Subject Sector:
1.2 Nursing and Subjects and Vocations Allied to Medicine
Credits:
60
Qualification No:
QAAQ004330
Price:
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Age Range:
19+
QAA aim code:
40013297

Qualification Summary

Learners must complete 45 graded credits at level 3 from 'academic subject content units. 15 credits must be taken from the Mandatory graded group. A maximum of 6 credits must be taken from the Research optional group and the remaining 24 credits must be taken from the Optional Graded unit group. Learners must complete 15 ungraded credits, 3 credits from the Mandatory ungraded group and 12 credits from the Optional ungraded group.


Why choose this qualification?

The diploma allows learners to undertake study related to radiography and science-based topics.  Learners will have the opportunity to develop skills which will enable progression to a range of degree level programmes. The mandatory units include key units for radiography. These include: Health Physics: Medical Applications for Radiography, Human Anatomy and Physiology and Physics: Radiation, Waves and Particles. Many learners join degrees related to radiography or science after following A level study, so the diploma will place the Access to HE learners on a level with those who have followed A level studies.

Ungraded units include units which will support access to higher education whilst supporting study and personal skills. There is only one mandatory unit, Preparation for Higher Education, to allow centres the flexibility to select units that are relevant to their students. Feedback from the HEI suggested that we should include communication and patient care as well as disability awareness. To ensure that learners have the best chance of a wide range of progression routes, these have been included in the ungraded units allowing learners the maximum chance to undertake science-based units as graded.

Rules of Combination

Learners must complete 45 graded credits at level 3 from 'academic subject content units. 15 credits must be taken from the Mandatory graded group. A maximum of 6 credits must be taken from the Research optional group and the remaining 24 credits must be taken from the Optional Graded unit group.


Units

Mandatory Graded

Learners must complete 15 credits from the mandatory group.

Health Physics: Medical Applications for Radiography

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
6
Unit No:
QU032397
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Human Anatomy and Physiology

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
6
Unit No:
QU031950
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Physics: Radiation, Waves and Particles

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU031631
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Optional Units Research: Graded

Learners must complete a maximum of 6 credits from this group.

Research: Extended Writing Project for Radiography

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
6
Unit No:
QU032216
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Research: Practical Investigation Project for Radiography

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
6
Unit No:
QU032218
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Optional Units: Graded

Learners must complete 24 credits from this group.

Actions of Medicines on the Human Body

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU025359
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Cell Biology and Biochemistry

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
6
Unit No:
QU019000
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Chemical Basics and Atomic Structure

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU006146
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Chemical Bonding, Structure and Quantity

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU006148
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Fundamental Concepts and Scientific Method in Biology

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
6
Unit No:
QU006307
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Human Body and Diseases

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
6
Unit No:
QU032681
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Introduction to Genetics

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU030718
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Physical Science - Environmental Health and Medical Physics

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU025706
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Physics and the Senses

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU031627
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Quantitative Methods - Algebra and Graphs

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU007432
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Quantitative Methods - Statistics

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU007442
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Technology within Radiography

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU032683
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The Endocrine System

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU017109
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The Human Skeleton and Muscles

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU019004
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Ungraded Units

Learners must complete 15 ungraded credits, 3 credits from the Mandatory ungraded group and 12 credits from the Optional ungraded group.

Mandatory Ungraded

Learners must complete 3 credits from this group.

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 12 credits from this group.

Academic Reading Skills

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU018346
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Academic Writing Skills

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU025276
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Communication - Speaking and Listening

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU007560
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Inclusivity and Disability

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU032674
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Mathematics for Science

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU013859
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Optimising Examination Performance

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU025280
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Practical Science Skills

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU010772
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Presenting Information Using ICT

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU027084
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Principles of Patient Care

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU032277
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Professional Interpersonal Skills

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU025796
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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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References and Reliability of Sources

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU026344
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Study Skills for Higher Education

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU031633
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Intended learner 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.


Delivery methods

Face to face
Blended learning
Online delivery


Progression routes

• BSc (Hons) Diagnostic Radiography
• BSc (Hons) Therapeutic Radiography
• BSc (Hons) Biological Sciences
• BSc (Hons) Healthcare Science (Life Sciences)
• BSc (Hons) Biology
• BSc (Hons) Bioscience
• BSc (Hons) Natural Sciences
• BSc (Hons) Applied Physics
• BSc (Hons) Physics
• Radiography (Diagnostic and Therapeutic) Apprenticeship programmes


Provider approval criteria

Learners will need access to laboratories for some of the units.


Funding information

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The new Find a learning aim (FALA) service provides a search tool that you can use to check the funding status of any qualification, framework, unit, standard or T Level:

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The Education and Skills Funding Agency search provides funding information on qualifications. It does not provide funding information for units, non-regulated activity and work placements, for this information please use Find a learning aim (FALA).

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How to find a learning aim

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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.