With the NHS aiming to recruit an extra 40,000 nurses over the next five years, the Access To Higher Education: Diploma In Health programme creates a pathway for anyone with a passion for care to return to education and gain a valuable qualification.
Since moving into their £100m campus in 2008, Middlesbrough College has gone from strength to strength. With over 14,000 students, the college can boast results placing them in the top 10% for vocational courses, top 25% for apprenticeship achievement, and a 100% pass rate in 19 A Level subjects.
When planning their new distance learning course, they identified that they needed to meet the following criteria:
- Accessible to people who work full-time; including those already working in the NHS who aspire to progress through a nursing degree or similar.
- Bespoke, and designed to be interactive and engaging.
- Focused on the future of the NHS with an acute awareness of its history and values.