Pre-Access to HE Diploma – (Health Professionals) – Level 2

This course is designed for those wishing to return to study with a view to entering Higher Education in a health or caring related field.  It is an excellent course for students to develop skills needed to progression for a variety of Level 3 courses but is aimed specifically to lead onto the Access to HE (Health Professionals) Level 3 Diploma. 

  • What will be studied

    Objectives of the Course:

    • Prepare for progression to higher study
    • Gain confidence in your own ability to study and progress
    • Gain transferable skills and knowledge in order to progress
    • Achieve nationally recognised qualifications in Maths, English and Health Studies.


    You'll study of a range of topics such as psychology, biology, health and study skills.

    You'll also take courses in English Language and Maths leading to sitting the GCSE examinations for these subjects in May/June.

    Functional Skills in ICT will be embedded throughout the qualification to improve knowledge across a wide range of applications including MS word, PowerPoint and spreadsheets.

  • What are the entry requirements?

    Although there are no formal entry requirements, learners must achieve Level 1 Functional Skills in English/Maths minimum In order to study towards GCSE English/Maths.

  • Where does this course lead to?

    Upon successful completion of the Level 2 Certificate in Skills for Further Study in Health and attainment of GCSE English Language at grade 4 or higher you will be able to progress onto the Access to HE Diploma (level 3) course which will prepare you for entry to study a wide range of professional qualifications and degree courses.

  • What qualifications will be gained?
    • Level 2 Certificate in Skills for Further Study in Health
    • Level 1 or 2 certificate in ICT functional skills
    • GCSE English
    • GCSE Maths
  • How will this course be delivered?

    The course will typically run for two days a week for approximately 10 hours in total. 

  • How will I be assessed?

    The Level 2 Certificate in Skills for Further Study in Health is assessed continually via class and homework assessment tasks such as essays, individual research, reports, presentations and timed tests.

    GCSE examinations are undertaken in May and June.   

    ICT functional skills examinations can be taken at any point during the course when your tutor feels that you are ready to sit these.

  • How to get a place?
    Fill out our quick and easy application form HERE

    You will be required to attend an interview (please ensure that you bring ID and relevant certificates).

  • Other Information:

    Depending on your career aspirations, it may be useful to seek voluntary work or part time paid work in the field to which you are hoping to pursue.

    It is expected that this course will be funded directly for those who do not have full level 2 qualifications, however in the event of government changes to funding this may alter.

  • Exam Board:
    Open College Network West Midlands (OCNWM)

    This course is designed to progress onto Access to HE (Health Professionals) and then career opportunities within healthcare following higher education study.


Start Date : September 2021 End Date : July 2022 Fee : N/A
Day : N/A Time : N/A Fee Description : N/A Duration : 1 Year
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