Health and Social Science (Pre Access) - Level 2
Course Code: SD1FE08
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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.
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.
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
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.
Read our tuition fees guide.