Access to HE Diploma Medicine

Key details

  • Qualification aim number:  40012487
  • Credit value:  60
  • Guided learning hours:  450-600

About this qualification

The Access to HE Diploma 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.

The Access to HE Diploma (Medicine) meets the requirements of theĀ QAA Approved Subject Descriptor for Medicine. The subject descriptor has been approved by QAA and was developed in consultation with The Medical Schools Council (MSC) and other HE and FE specialists.

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

  • Applied Medical Sciences
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Biomedicine
  • Dentistry
  • Medical Biochemistry
  • Medical Physiology
  • Neuroscience
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Optometry
  • Pharmaceutical Science
  • Pharmacology and Physiology
  • Pharmacy
  • Veterinary Medicine and Science

Information for learners

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

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.

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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:

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 Environmental Science, Forensic Science, Medical Biosciences, Paramedic Science, Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences, Radiography, Science, Sports Science and Veterinary Science.

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