Skip to content
Level 3

Access to Higher Education | Diploma in Nursing & Healthcare Professions | Level 3


  • Gain skills and knowledge to prepare you for a career in healthcare
  • Dedicated support from tutors to help you with your university application
  • Benefit from short placements provided by Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust to broaden your perspective of healthcare in practice
This one year course aims to prepare you for university-level academic study and will help you to improve essential skills in essay writing and research. On this course you’;ll develop your knowledge in a range of healthcare disciplines that will prepare you for entry into higher education.
As well as learning about areas such as anatomy and biology, genetics, human physiology and psychology you will also be provided with the ideal opportunity to improve your general academic skills to help prepare you for university admissions tests and interviews.
The specialist subjects will provide you with a sound knowledge of healthcare that will prepare you for the first year of any health-related degree course. However, it is essential that you check this course meets the requirements for the degree you wish to apply for.
Students on this course progress into a range of careers including medicine, nursing, midwifery, physiotherapy, and mental health services.
Please note: you must be aged 19+ to study this course.

Health and Care Academy

Brighton MET is working in partnership with Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust to help train the next generation of healthcare professionals. The Trust is offering a number of short practice based placements exclusively for GB MET students studying the Access to Higher Education Diploma in Nursing & Healthcare as part of their course.


If you choose to study on our evening class you must have GCSE English and Maths Grade 9-4 (A* – C).
GCSE Science is preferable.
You must be aged 19+ to study this course.
Work experience in Health or Social Care is an advantage, however, it is not essential and applications from people with different backgrounds are welcomed.
You will be required to attend an interview with a member of the department.


If you want to find out more about what Brigton MET has to offer why not join us at our next open day.
Visit our one of our specialist campuses to see our industry-standard facilities and meet our expert tutors.