Access to Healthcare

Springboard your academic journey into nursing


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School of Health Sciences

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Study Options:
Part Time

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Start Date:
Jan 2024

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Course Length:
6 Months

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About this programme

This accelerated Access course is designed to support and guide your successful transition into the University of Gibraltar undergraduate nursing programme, by providing you with the foundation of academic skills and knowledge needed to springboard your academic journey.
Successful completion of this Access course will provide you with the necessary entry requirements to apply for the BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing programme at the University of Gibraltar.
Closing Date: Wednesday 8th November
Interviews on Tuesday 21st or Wednesday 22nd November
The Access Course will be commencing on the 16th of January 2024 and will end on the 2nd of July 2024
BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing
School of Health Sciences

Face to face teaching

We are committed to providing an excellent learning experience that is personal and participative.
This is why the Access to Healthcare course will be delivered face to face over a 6-month period (1700-2000hrs every Tuesday evening from mid-January to end of July) and will be presented by the lecturing team of the BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing programme who will be able to guide and support you in your professional and personal development.
The Access course is also delivered using Canvas, our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), this enables a blended approach to your teaching and learning experience.


Academic Skills for Higher Education

  • Includes Numeracy L2 equivalent
  • Academic integrity
  • Getting you ready to write at level 4

Introduction to Health and Social Care

  • Understanding the human body
  • Introduction to professional practice
  • Inequalities, diversity and inclusivity in health
  • The reflective practitioner


There are a variety of assessments used as part of this access course. These include:
  • Online exams
  • Reflective pieces
  • Portfolio
  • Personal development plan
  • Peer presentations
  • Poster presentations
  • Abstracts
  • Essay
  • Numeracy exam
Support for these assessments will be available in the form of group and personal tutorials.

Entry Requirements

Typically, all applicants should have:
  • 5 GCSE’s including English and Maths (or equivalent);
  • Strong communications skills with the ability to communicate your ideas effectively in discussions, presentations and writing;
  • Basic IT skills, such as word-processing, email and Internet.
Individuals who do not meet the above criteria are encouraged to apply and will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

QAA Global Accreditation

The University is delighted to have achieved global accreditation from the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA), the UK’s independent quality body and a global leader in quality assurance for higher education.

“In achieving QAA’s global accreditation, the University has displayed its compatibility with international best practice.”

Vicki Scott, UK Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) Chief Executive.


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Contact Us
You can also call us and speak to one of our team on +350 200 71000 or contact the School of Health Science directly at

Barzilai Foundation Scholarship

The Barzilai Foundation Scholarship is designed to provide educational access for high-potential students who are unable to fully fund their studies through other scholarships or their own finances. The scholarship is available for deserving students enrolling in select programmes, who will need to explain their financial need and demonstrate appropriate evidence as part of their application.Students enrolled in the Access to Healthcare programme may be eligible.
This Scholarship covers the remaining tuition fees after all other grants, scholarships, and discounts have been applied. It can be renewed for the duration of your programme, provided you maintain your enrolment and achieve satisfactory academic progress.
Students will have 30 days from receipt of a University offer to apply for a scholarship and they will need to complete the relevant scholarship application forms (via request from our admissions team) and provide evidence of financial need and other extenuating circumstances.