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Click on the title of a publication to find out more. All publications are free for members of the Linking London network. To download a copy of a publication please visit the IAG section of Partners' Area or email .

Academic Requirements for Nursing and Midwifery Undergraduate Degree Courses in London

  • This document provides information on entry requirements for BTEC, Access to HE Diploma and A-level applicants to Nursing and Midwifery undergraduate programmes in the Greater London area. It is meant to provide a quick guide to qualification requirements for these courses for advisers. It does not include further details on the interview process or requirements in addition to qualification requirements.

Going on to Higher Education: Student Factsheets

  • Linking London have produced ten factsheets aimed at students considering HE progression. They start with an introduction to HE, include information and advice on making informed choices and strong applications and finish with preparing for student life. 

Information, Advice and Guidance Perspective on Progression to Higher Education from Vocational Qualifications

  • Progression from A-levels to full time Higher Education study is relatively straightforward and well established. Higher Education (HE) programmes have traditionally been developed with A-levels in mind, have clearly defined entry requirements, and information resources and support aimed at students, advisers, parents and tutors are widely available to support this progression. In contrast, progression from vocational and applied qualifications remains a less clear and less travelled route into HE. This lack of clarity extends to part time and flexible HE study. 

  • This publication will explore some of the key issues facing vocational applicants to HE, in the context of a changing IAG landscape and the increase in HE tuition fees for 2012 entry. It also includes case studies of Linking London’s work in this area to improve progression to HE for vocational learners. 

Progression to Higher Level Learning from Advanced Apprenticeships June 2012

  • This guide is aimed at advanced apprentices who are interested in progressing onto higher level study. The guide focuses on part time, distance learning and work based higher level opportunities and provides information on choosing and applying to higher level programmes.

Routes into Higher Education Postcard / Poster

  •  Available in either postcard or poster, this publication shows a useful diagram presenting all the possible ways to progress through Education from entry level (Foundation learning) all the way to level 8 (PhD). 

Studying Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professions in Higher Education: A Guide for Access to HE Diploma Learners

  • This guide has been developed to help students studying an Access to Higher Education (HE) Diploma course who are planning to apply to study nursing, midwifery or an allied health undergraduate course.

    It includes information on:

    -what it’s like to study these courses

    -choosing the right course

    -how to make a strong application

    -how to prepare for an interview / selection day.

    It also includes information on related health and social care courses that might be of interest and suggestions on how to prepare to hit the ground running once students start their higher education course.

Supporting Learners Progression to Higher Education: A Guide for Advisers- revised for 2018

  • Information on progression to higher education (HE) for both learners and advisers has traditionally focused on the requirements of A-level learners progressing on to full time HE provision. 

  • This guide is aimed at advisers and student support staff who help learners progress to HE, and includes information for supporting vocational learners from level 3 qualifications, including Access to HE Diplomas, BTEC Nationals, Advanced Diplomas and Advanced Apprentices, as well as A-level learners. The guide also provides an overview of the wide range of HE providers and study modes and includes advice on helping learners make informed choices and effective applications to HE. 

Using Existing Learning and Experience Towards New Qualifications: A Users Guide to Credit for Prior Learning through APEL and APCL

  • This publication has been prepared as a generic guide to the accreditation of prior and experiential learning – APCL and APEL. It is primarily intended as a user guide for students but will also offer useful information to university and college staff who wish to know more about the principles and practice of both processes. 

  • The guide covers how the processes work, outlines the benefits for students, institutions and employers and has an extensive FAQ section covering all major aspects of considering and preparing an APCL/APEL claim. It also includes a user friendly glossary of terminology and some useful specimen pro-forma to help in preparing an initial claim. 

My HE Checklist: A Guide for A Level and BTEC Students

  • This checklist includes a range of tips and links to resources for students on two year level 3 programmes.

My HE Checklist: A Guide for Access to HE Diploma Students

  • This checklist includes a comprehensive list of things to do to prepare for HE and links to a wide range of trusted resources, for Access to HE Diploma learners. 

T Level Student Guides

  • These guides, focusing on the first 3 T Level subjects, Construction, Digital and Education and Childcare, introduced in 2020, provide clear and up to date information for T Level students considering their next steps after their studies. 

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