Access to Professions in Midwifery (Level 3)

The Access to HE (Science) course is delivered at our Centre of Excellent for STEM at the Pendleton Sixth Form College site. Students are taught by a highly experienced team of Biology and Healthcare teachers, many of whom are Masters or PhD qualified. Lessons take place in our modern laboratories and classrooms refurbished through a £1 million building project. Students are fully supported through a challenging course that prepares them for study at Higher Education.


This is a QAA approved Access to HE Diploma covering 45 graded credits in three subjects (Biology, Psychology and Health Studies) and 15 ungraded credits in Developmental modules.

This is an academic course where students will study various units in Biology, Psychology and Health Studies, building upon knowledge from GCSE level. The majority of the units are in Biology at advanced level. These units are chosen to fit the range of university course choices that students prefer to study. Students also take Developmental modules to build their skills in studying at advanced level.


Students progress onto a range of healthcare-related degrees including at Russell Group universities. These include midwifery, nursing, dietetics, physiotherapy and paramedic science. Students also progress to social science degree courses such as Psychology.


The majority of the course is assessed by written coursework and formal practical tasks. Some units are assessed by examination.

Entry Requirements

Five GCSEs at grade 4 including English, Mathematics and a science subject (Combined Science grade 44 or Biology grade 4). Functional Skills in English and Mathematics not accepted.





Please contact our Admissions Team for fee information and advice on remission


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Access to Professions in Midwifery Diploma Level 3 Pendleton Sixth Form College 11/09/2023 23/24