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Access To Higher Education: Nursing and Midwifery

Start Date: 2nd September 2024

Access To Higher Education Nursing And Midwifery
  • Length 35 Weeks
  • Study Part Time
  • Location West Lancashire College

Qualification Gained

Access To Higher Education Diploma (Ascentis)

Levels Explained

More about the course

Our Access To Higher Education Nursing and Midwifery course is part of our Health Careers Academy and provides a route to study at University for those wishing to specialise in Adult Nursing, Midwifery, Child Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Mental Health Nursing, Social Work or Paramedics. 

Students on this course will benefit from links with the Royal College of Nursing and partner Universities, plus unique work placements in a variety of roles within the medical sector offered with leading employers including NHS, HCRG and West Lancashire Partnership. 

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Meet our Access students and tutors

What can I do with a qualification in Access?

Daily tasks:

  • Monitors patient.
  • Supervises physiotherapy assistants.
  • Offers advice and education on how to avoid injury and promote patient.
  • Explains treatment to and instructs patient in posture and other exercises and adapts treatment as necessary.
  • Plans and undertakes therapy to improve circulation, restore joint mobility, strengthen muscles and reduce pain.
  • Writes up patients.
  • Examines medical reports and assesses patient to determine the condition of muscles, nerves or joints in need of treatment.
  • Provides prosthetic devices to patients and advises on rehabilitation.
  • Carries out a range of oral/dental treatments.
  • Diagnoses and treats patients with a variety of hearing-related problems.

Median Salary

£31,609 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Delivers lectures and other forms of formal training relating to nursing practice.
  • Plans, manages, provides and evaluates nursing care services for patients, supervises the implementation of nursing care plans.
  • Advises on nursing care, disease prevention, nutrition, etc. and liaises with hospital board/ management on issues concerning nursing policy.
  • Plans duty rotas and organises and directs the work and training of ward and theatre nursing staff.
  • Participates in the preparation for physical and psychological treatment of mentally ill patients.
  • Monitors patient.
  • Manages own case load.
  • Assists medical doctors and works with other healthcare professionals to deal with emergencies and pre-planned treatment of patients.

Median Salary

£31,489 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Delivers lectures and other forms of training in midwifery practice.
  • Plans and manages midwifery care services.
  • Supervises more junior staff and directs the work of the midwifery unit.
  • Advises on baby care, exercise, diet and family planning issues.
  • Monitors recovery of mother in postnatal period and supervises the nursing of premature and other babies requiring special attention.
  • Delivers babies in normal births and assists doctors with difficult deliveries.
  • Monitors condition and progress of patient and baby throughout pregnancy.

Median Salary

£32,108 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Advises and prescribes in areas of complementary and alternative medicine.
  • Inserts needles under the skin, administers aromatic herbs and oils and massages body to relieve pain and restore health.
  • Manipulates and massages patient to discover the cause of pain, relieve discomfort, restore function and mobility and to correct irregularities in body structure.
  • Diagnoses and treats disorders of vision and eye movements, monitors subsequent progress and recommends further optical, pharmacological or surgical treatment as required.
  • Prescribes diet therapy and gives advice to patients, health care professionals and the public on dietetic and nutritional matters for those with special dietary requirements or to prevent illness.

Median Salary

£19,644 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Changes bed linen, makes beds and tidies wards.
  • Assists patients in washing, dressing, toiletry activities and general mobility.
  • Distributes and serves food, assists patients in feeding and prepares snacks and hot drinks.
  • Prepares patient for examination and treatment.
  • Performs basic clinical tasks such as taking patients.

Median Salary

£18,717 View more