Health and Social Science (Pre Access) - Level 2

Course Code: SD1FE08


Next available course:

Start DateLocationDuration
14/01/2022University Centre22 WeeksApply
01/03/2022Community Based16 WeeksApply

Course Overview

Course timetable                                                                                             

Duration: 1 day per week
Day/s of week: Wednesday
Time: 9.00am - 4.00pm
Indicative Delivery: 100% On-site at the University Centre Campus

If you are aged 19 or above and would like to study a university-level course in health and social care but you don’t have the qualifications you need, then the Level 2 Extended Certificate in Health and Social Care Professions could be for you. The one-year course equips you to enrol on the Access to Higher Education Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care Professions. With just a year of additional study, you could then be eligible to progress to a university-level course to study for one of a range of health-related professions: nursing, midwifery, physiotherapy, radiography, occupational therapy, paramedic practitioner, and operating theatre practitioner.

Please note - the fast track 11 week course is designed for those students that meet the entry requirements for Access to HE.  The course is designed as a short refresher course prior to starting the Access to Higher Education in September 2021.  This course is not suitable for those that currently do not meet the entry requirements for the Access to HE. 


Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course. You will however need to undertake literacy and numeracy assessments and if you don't already have GCSE Maths and English you will study these qualifications alongside this course.

Prior to starting, you will also need to complete a written assessment and meet informally with the Course Tutor.

Qualification Obtained

Extended Certificate in Health and Social Care Professions

Career Options and Progression

Assessment Methods

Teaching and Learning Methods

We use a variety of teaching and learning methods to support different learning styles and to motivate and engage you throughout the course.

This is a 32-week course, timetabled for 6 hours on Wednesdays at our University Centre in Blackpool. In addition, we will expect you to devote 6 hours each week to independent study.

Industry Placement and Field Trips

Other Costs and Equipment Needed

Expert Tutors

All staff involved in the delivery of adult education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.

Tuition Fees

Regulation and Accreditation

Terms and Conditions

European Structural and Investment Funds
Council for Independent Education
European Social Fund
Lancaster University
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