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Access to HE Diploma Allied Health Professionals

This QAA recognised Access to HE course is designed for adults seeking entry to Allied Health related degrees including radiography, physiotherapy, dietetics and nutrition but who currently lack the qualifications or confidence required for direct entry. The focus is on developing academic skills through the exploration of three specialist subjects. The development and strengthening of English and maths skills underpins the programme. By providing a supportive and inclusive environment, the Access to HE programme also provides the opportunity for students to develop their confidence and realistically appraise their professional opportunities.

Topics of study include:

  • Human biology
  • Health psychology
  • Chemistry
  • Application of number
  • HE English skills

There are no formal entry requirements but you must be considering entering higher education. All prospective students will need to attend an information event followed by diagnostics and interview. Students given a conditional offer will need to supply a reference and complete a series of tasks before being invited to enrol on the programme.

Allied Health related programmes are extremely competitive. To ensure progression to university you should ensure that you meet the GCSE/Functional Skills and work experience requirements of different universities.

Assessment is continuous and includes essay and report writing and presentations. During April students also complete exams. The final assessment is a 3000 word research project.


For students who gain a QAA recognised Access Diploma: Allied Health Professions, the choice of subjects that can be studied at university, nationally and locally, is very wide. Previous NHC Access students have progressed Hertfordshire, London Metropolitan and DeMontfort to study Physiotherapy, Nutrition and Pharmacology.

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