Health & Social Care

Pre Access to HE Health and Social Care - J085

12 Quays Full Time Level 2

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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 with either GCSE maths or English at Grade 4/C or above or 3 GCSEs including GCSE maths or English at Grade 4/C or above.

    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. Part of the interview will be a GCSE assessment in either maths or English, you will need to pass this to gain a place.

    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.

    Explore potential careers via Career Match — it provides current local data on wages and employment prospects.

    You could progress to these Wirral Met courses:

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    Starting 9th September 2019 - Ending - 26th June 2020REF J085L002

    If you are aged 19 or over:

    Fee : £850.00

    Please see our fees & discounts leaflet.

    This course is FREE if you are aged 19+, unemployed/in receipt of eligible benefits or in work earning less than £17,550 annual gross salary (or £9/hour), and you do not have a level 3 qualification. Please see our Fees and Discounts leaflet for details, or call 0151 551 7777.

    The fee quoted is for the academic year 2019-20.

    Planned Timetable

    Day Times Campus
    Monday 13:00 — 12:00 12 Quays
    Tuesday 09:00 — 12:00 12 Quays

    For advice and guidance, please contact Student Services on 0151 551 7777 or call into our Conway Park Campus. Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 11 to 4pm and Wednesdays 4 to 6.30pm (term time only).


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