Access to Higher Education Health Science Diploma - Study Information


Schedule for new students (Subject to Change)


Please report to the AECC main reception on Parkwood Road for 9.00am





9.00 – 9.30



9.30 – 10.30

Seminar Room 2

Welcome from Philip Dewhurst and the Students Union

10.30 – 11.00

Campus Tour

Campus Tour

11.00 – 12.00


Learning Services Induction

12.00 – 13.00


Complimentary Lunch and Introduction to Personal Tutors 

13.00 – 17.00

Seminar Room 1

Teaching commences - with Jacqui Rix














Recommended Text Books

We understand that returning to education can be an anxious as well as an exciting time for you and we know that many students will want to prepare for the Access Diploma by purchasing and reading textbooks on relevant subject areas.

We recommend a variety of textbooks throughout the Diploma, all of which are available in the AECC library but many of these you do not necessarily need to buy to complete the course and some may not be applicable to university study. Therefore we have put together a short list of recommended textbooks that, if you wish to purchase, will help you not only on this Diploma but at university as well.

  • Cottrell, S (2013). The Study Skills Handbook. Palgrave Macmillan. 
  • Tortora, G.J. and Derrickson, B., 2014. Principles of Anatomy and Physiology. 14th ed. New Jersey: John Wiley and Sons. (You can purchase older editions of this book and the content is the same. If you want access to the online resources you will need to buy a new book with a new online code)
  • Foulder, D. 2015. WJEC/Eduqas Biology Student Guide 1: Unit 1: Basic biochemistry and cell organisation (WJEC Biology Student Guide 1). Phillip Alan.



Access Teaching Calendar

Download our teaching calendar or view it at the bottom of the main Access webpage.

Access Polo Shirt

Whilst on the Access to HE diploma at the AECC you will have the opportunity to observe chiropractic interns and exercise science students working within the AECC clinic. The clinic is a professional environment and we expect all students working and observing within it to dress in a professional manner.

Access course students must attend clinic observations wearing an AECC branded polo shirt. These polo shirts are royal blue in colour so that students can be easily identified within the clinic. You must wear your polo shirt at all times when observing in the clinic as well as adhering to the general rules for professional attire which can be found in the student handbook and will be explained at the start of the placement unit.

Polo shirts are £20 and can be ordered on line from:, click client login on top right corner and use the password yJz7hv7D.

Any problems ordering please email



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