Programme FAQs

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Diploma

When can I register for the diploma programme?  Are there set start dates?

You can enrol at any time via the following link: https://store.educationforhealth.org/catalog?pagename=Programmes

How much will it cost?  Do I have to pay for all of the modules upfront?

You need to pay a £365 fee to register as a programme student with The Open University, which is payable on application, and then pay for each module as you undertake them.  You do not have to pay for all modules for the programme upfront.

The cost of individual modules can be viewed by selecting ‘More Information’ next to each module on our store website: https://store.educationforhealth.org

How much time will I have to complete the programme?  Do I need to undertake the modules in a specific order?

Once you have registered, you have a maximum of three years to complete the programme.

Our modules are scheduled throughout the year and you can undertake them in any order that you like.  We strongly advise only studying one at a time.

Do I need to register for the programme before I begin any modules?

You would need to be registered on the programme before undertaking any modules that you would like to count towards its completion.

If you are currently studying a module with us and would like this to be counted towards a programme, you would need to register before the results for this module are released.

Are there any compulsory modules?

There is one compulsory module, which is Reducing Risk of Long Term Conditions (30 credits).

Degree

When can I register for the degree programme?  Are there set start dates?

You can enrol at any time via the following link: https://store.educationforhealth.org/catalog?pagename=Programmes

If you would like to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), please do so before registering for the programme.  For further information regarding the process, please contact the Programme Team at programmes@educationforhealth.org.

How much will it cost?  Do I have to pay for all of the modules upfront?

You need to pay a £385 fee to register as a programme student with the Open University, which is payable on application, and then pay for each module as you undertake them.  You do not have to pay for all modules for the programme upfront.

The cost of individual modules can be viewed by selecting ‘More Information’ next to each module on our store website, link below: https://store.educationforhealth.org

How much time will I have to complete the necessary modules?  Do I need to undertake the modules in a specific order?

Once you have registered, you have a maximum of five years to complete the programme.

Our modules are scheduled throughout the year and you can undertake them in any order that you like.  We strongly advise only studying one at a time.

We do recommend Evidence Based Healthcare as one of the first modules that you undertake, and the BSc Project as one of the last.

Do I need to register for the programme before I begin any modules?

You would need to be registered on the programme before undertaking any modules that you would like to count towards its completion.

If you are currently studying a module with us and would like this to be counted towards a programme, you would need to register before the results for this module are released.

Are there any compulsory modules?

There are three compulsory modules, these are:

  • Evidence Based Healthcare (15 credits)
  • Personalised Care in Long Term Conditions (15 credits)
  • BSc Project (30 credits)

How can I top my diploma up to a degree?

You are required to attain 360 credits in total, at least 120 of which must be studied at level 6 and through Education for Health following your registration onto the programme.  We will award 120 credits at Level 4 upon your entry onto the programme for your health professional registration.

If you have previously studied relevant modules with Education for Health or elsewhere, or have a Diploma in Nursing (or similar), we may be able to award up to a further 120 credits of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) at a level 5 equivalent.  If you think you would be eligible for prior study accreditation, please contact the Programme Team at programmes@educationforhealth.org.