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Health and Social Science (Pre Access) - Level 2

Summary

Free or no upfront fees Depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for financial support to help you with your studies which could include having your course fees paid and additional help with living expenses. There's plenty of information available on our financial support page for 19+ learners Find out how we can help , Want to get into nursing, midwifery, social work, counselling or criminology, become a paramedic practitioner, mental health nurse or occupational therapist, then our one-year pre-access Level 2 course in Health and Social Care could be the perfect place to start.

You don't need any qualifications to enrol but you do need to be 19+ and have a real willingness to learn. Once you start we'll give you all the advice and support you need to help you decide which of the various career options is right for you. We'll also signpost you to help with English and maths if you still need these qualifications to progress.

In fact, we can put together a package of learning which will ensure you have exactly what you need to progress onto an Access to HE programme and beyond. At the same time, we will build your academic skills and your confidence so that when the time comes you're ready to move on to the next stage.

Next course dates

Start date Location Duration
11 Sep 2024
University Centre
1 Year
16 Jan 2025
University Centre
22 Weeks

Free or no upfront fees

Depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for financial support to help you with your studies which could include having your course fees paid and additional help with living expenses. There's plenty of information available on our financial support page for 19+ learners

Where can this subject lead?

Career progression

Successful completion of the Level 2 Extended Certificate in Health and Social Care Professions equips you to enrol on B&FC's 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 related higher education course here at Blackpool and The Fylde College or at one of several universities across the country. Popular career choices include nursing, midwifery, physiotherapy, radiography, occupational therapy, paramedic practitioner, operating theatre practitioner and other health-related professions.

If you have a particular institution in mind, we recommend that you check with them that our Access to HE course will satisfy their entry requirements.

Key information

Entry Requirements

There are no specific 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

Terms and conditions

Read our full terms and conditions for more information.

Tuition Fees

Read our tuition fees guide.

Other Costs and Equipment Needed

All the equipment and resources you need are provided by B&FC at no extra cost.

Regulation and Accreditation

Accrediting Institution: N/A

Awarding Body: ASCENTIS

Terms and Conditions

Read our full terms and conditions for more information.

What will I learn?

Industry placement, field trips and guest speakers

There are no work placements and no field trips on this course.

The Level 2 Extended Certificate in Health and Social Care Professions is made up of 25 credits, distributed across the following modules:

  • Healthy Living (3 credits)
  • Presentation Software (4 credits)
  • Human Physiology (6 credits)
  • Introduction to Sociology (6 credits)
  • Introduction to Psychology (6 credits)

Industry Placement and Field Trips

There are no work placements and no field trips on this course.

Learning and Teaching 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 15-week course taking place one day per week. In addition, we will expect you to devote 6 hours each week to independent study.

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.

How will I learn?

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 15-week course taking place one day per week. In addition, we will expect you to devote 6 hours each week to independent study.

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.

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

How will I be assessed?

How will I be assessed?

The Level 2 Extended Certificate in Health and Social Care Professions is made up of 25 credits, distributed across the following modules:

  • Healthy Living (3 credits)
  • Presentation Software (4 credits)
  • Human Physiology (6 credits)
  • Introduction to Sociology (6 credits)
  • Introduction to Psychology (6 credits)

This is a portfolio-based course and as such there are no exams.

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