Start Date: Level: Study mode: Course location: Course Type:
January TBC Part-Time - Day Washington Campus Access to Higher Education

What’s it all about?

This course is for students who are aged 19 and above who are wanting to apply to university for degrees in a health related professions such as Adult Nursing, Mental Health Nursing, Learning Disability Nursing, Midwifery, Physiotherapy, Radiography, Occupational Heath, ODP and Public Health.

Entry requirements will be discussed at interview.

Study level Cost
19+ please enquire

You will experience a combination of teaching and learning styles such as:

- Classroom lectures
- Workshop/ study sessions
- Directed work with other students
- Directed private study

The course is assessed continuously throughout and you will complete a range of assignments to make up a portfolio of evidence.

You will completed ungraded units in both Maths and English to support your studies.

Lessons will take place within college on Monday and Wednesday from 5pm-9.15pm. You will then have a further 4 hours of remote learning which you will complete outside of lessons.

Lessons will take place within college on Monday and Wednesday from 5pm-9.15pm. You will then have a further 4 hours of remote learning which you will complete outside of lessons.

You will completed ungraded units in:

- Study Skills
- English
- Maths

You will also complete five graded units in:

- Biology
- Psychology
- Social Policy and Welfare
- Professional Practice in Health Care
- Contemporary Issues in Health Care

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Why sixth form is different to school

A fresh start

Sometimes you just need a clean break to become the person you were destined to be. Starting college is the perfect opportunity to break free and become that new person!

New people

Our diverse student community means that you will meet lots of new people of different ages, backgrounds and interests, so you can enjoy making lifelong friendships!

Specialist Staff

Most of our lecturers are industry savvy and are experts in teaching 16-18 year olds. They have lots of valuable experience and knowledge to pass onto you.


College is a more mature and relaxed environment than school and you are treated like an adult. You’ll be on first name terms with your lecturers so no more Sir and Miss! You can also start to make your own decisions.

Free time

Your timetable will be very different to school. You will have a lot more free time to take part in extra-curricular activities, study, or get extra money and work experience with a part-time job.

Different environment

College is a very different learning environment to school. You may even become more inspired and have a new motivation to work towards your future goal in a college environment.

More choice

A college can offer a much wider choice of A-Level subjects, plus vocational courses in lots of different subjects and at different levels.

More opportunities

You will have the opportunity to take part in lots of different activities outside of the classroom to boost your confidence and help you develop your skills and personal qualities.

Specialist facilities

A college can invest in an extensive range of industry-standard facilities to give you the skills and knowledge to prepare for university or employment, and can also offer subjects that need specialist facilities.

97.2% of our students progress to a positive destination

(*Destination data for Hartlepool Sixth Form students aged 16-18, academic year 2017/18).

Why choose Hartlepool Sixth Form?

We are the College of the Year.

(*Top college nationally for BTECs, Pearson 2019)

100% pass rate in 20 A-Level subjects including Computer Science, Economics, History and Maths. 

*Summer 2019

99.1% overall A-Level pass rate

*Summer 2019

We have recently invested in a brand new state-of-the-art digital suite and health simulation ward.