Pre-Access Health Sciences Level 2

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Qualification type: Certificate
Level: Level 2
Awarding body NOCN
Academic year: 2018/2019
Start date Monday 3rd September 2018, 2 days per week
Duration 34 weeks
Location: Darlington College
Attendance: Part time

Course overview

This Pre-Access course enables you to gain a health and social care qualification, and provides you with the skills needed to help you progress onto an Access diploma course. Upon completion of an Access course you could then embark on a degree programme.

You will be studying English and maths as part of this course and will obtain a Level 1 English and maths qualification at the end of your studies.

With this type of qualification, career opportunities are possible in many care environments including hospitals, day centres and residential homes.

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Entry requirements

There are no formal requirements for this course. You will however be required to attend an interview at the college, and we will also request a school or college report.

How to enquire/apply

To apply for this course please click the apply button and complete the online application form. If you have any queries with regards to your application or would like further information and support please contact us on 01325 503030.

Studying and learning

You will have to attend lectures including tutor led sessions, practical sessions, workshops, and tutorials. A variety of teaching methods are implemented in order to offer maximum learning opportunities throughout the programme of study.

You will need to complete 10 mandatory units. The mandatory units include:

  • Health promotion
  • Human biology
  • Introduction to psychology
  • Social psychology
  • Critical thinking
  • Nutritional science
Information, advice and support

Darlington College offers a wide range of support including careers guidance, financial assistance, additional learning support, childcare and many more. For more information on any aspect of student support contact the Student Services Team on 01325 503030 and they will direct your call to the appropriate college support team.

What if I need support?

Here at the college we have outstanding support. Our support staff are dedicated to providing you with all the help and guidance you may need throughout your college journey.

You might need help and advice on a wide range of issues such as childcare, counselling and additional learning support. For more information on any aspect of student support contact the Course and Information Team, who will direct your call to the appropriate member of the college support team, call: 01325 503030.

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