Health & Social Care

Pre Access to HE Health and Social Care - J085

12 Quays Full Time Level 2 Duration 36 weeks

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If you are 19 or over and returning to study after a break in your education, this course is designed to increase your knowledge and confidence to pursue a career in Health or Social Care. It can offer a progression route to an Access to Higher Education course or other Level 3 courses..

Course Details

You will study a number interesting units related to Health and Social Care
There are three core areas of study which are covered:

  • Physiology
  • Health Studies
  • Sociology/Psychology

  • This is a level 2 qualification that will prepare you for further study such as Access to Higher Education.

    Entry Guidelines

    Relevant level 1 qualification or minimum of 3 GCSEs at Grade 3/D or above.

    Satisfactory interview and assessment.

    Applicants must be at least 19 years old when they commence study and must have an interest in Health.

    You should be considering taking an Access to HE course in the future and will be expected to study English and/or Maths, alongside Pre Access, if you have not already achieved a Grade 4/C or above.

    If English is not your first language, you may need an assessment before enrolling on this course. To discuss further, please contact the ESOL department on 0151 551 7144.

    Additional Information

    You must have an interest in Health and Social Care. You should be considering taking an Access to HE course when you have successfully completed this course.

    During the year if you are successful at interview, you may be able to study for a GCSE alongside your programme.

    In order to progress to Access to HE you will need to have a grade 4/C in English or maths. If you do not have a grade 4/C or above in either of these subjects you will need to study maths or English alongside this course to gain both qualifications. You will only be allowed to study one GCSE (maths or English) during the year.

    Where can I progress to?

    Progression to Access to Higher Education (Health Professionals) and (Social Work) course, which is a level 3 course providing a recognised qualification for entry to University degree courses. Enhanced job opportunities because of the enhancement of your GCSE-equivalent profile. .

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    If you are aged 19 or over:

    Did you know that many of our courses are free for students aged 19 and above?

    Find out if you are eligible for free funding here, or contact our student service team on 0151 551 7777.

    If you are required to pay a fee you may be entitled to an Adult Learner Loan or other financial support. For more information on support available visit Bursaries and Loans. We also allow payment by instalments for some courses.

    Fee : £600.00

    The fee quoted is for the academic year 22/23.

    For advice and guidance, please contact Student Services via our online enquiry form


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