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The part time Pre-Access course is designed for students who want to develop their English, maths and study skills to progress to the Access to Higher Education Diploma.

Our career pathways show you a typical route through the various stages of learning, what you will learn along the way and the careers these programmes could lead onto.

What I'll learn

You will study seven different units:

  • Word processing software
  • Time management
  • Preparing for a career in the health and social care professions
  • Ethical issues in health care
  • Introduction to psychology
  • Understanding health and safety in health and social care settings
  • Introduction to human physiology for health care

You will also have the opportunity to take English and Maths GCSE as part of the course.

 

How I'll learn

The course is taught through a combination of lectures, group work and independent learning activities. The course is taught by experienced subject specialists and you will also have access to our library.

 

Entry Requirements

A willingness to learn and motivation to succeed.

Ideally you need to have completed Level 1 English and be working towards Level 2 English, but you will be assessed as part of the recruitment process if you do not have these qualifications already.

 

How to Apply

Applying for one of our programmes is easy.

You can apply for a vocational programme online. Simply follow the link to ‘Apply now’ on your chosen programme page. You will then be asked to register or log in to progress with your application.

As part of your application, you will be asked to provide us with your contact details, how your chosen programme fits with your future plans and if you require any extra support (for example because of a disability, medical condition, learning or language support needs).

Please contact our Careers team if you need advice and guidance to help you choose the right programme for you.

Once you have applied you will be invited to an assessment session which will include some careers guidance and information about going to university as well as English and Maths assessments.