Course description

Are you looking to progress to a Level 3 qualification and have been out of education for some time or don't currently have a Level 2 qualification?
Do you need a bit more time to think about what you want to do at university?
Do you want to develop your study skills or your confidence whilst getting back into education.
Then this could be the right course for you.

This Certificate in Essential Skills for Further Study in Health Science Professions is aimed primarily at learners who wish to pursue a career in a health-related field which requires academic study at university but who are not yet ready to study at Level 3. This may be because of gaps in your skills or knowledge, or because you are returning to study. This Certificate is designed to build a foundation of knowledge related to Health Science Professions and prepare you for Level 3 study such as an Access to Higher Education (HE) Diploma or a Higher Apprenticeship.

You will study subjects including Health Studies, Safeguarding, Physiology, and the Sociology of Health; as well as develop a range of valuable academic study skills.

You don't need any qualifications to come on this course, but you do need to be determined to challenge yourself and work hard. The course will be delivered Monday to Wednesday, 9.30 to 4.30pm each day, over nine weeks.

What can this course lead to?

Access to HE - Health Science Professions

Want to learn more?

You can find out more about Northern College and the courses on offer at one of our Open Events.


Northern College, Yorkshire

Course session dates

Session dates for 18 May 2022 - 22 July 2022

  • Wednesday 18 May 2022 to Friday 20 May 2022
  • Wednesday 25 May 2022 to Friday 27 May 2022
  • Wednesday 08 Jun 2022 to Friday 10 Jun 2022
  • Wednesday 15 Jun 2022 to Friday 17 Jun 2022
  • Wednesday 22 Jun 2022 to Friday 24 Jun 2022
  • Wednesday 29 Jun 2022 to Friday 01 Jul 2022
  • Wednesday 06 Jul 2022 to Friday 08 Jul 2022
  • Wednesday 13 Jul 2022 to Friday 15 Jul 2022
  • Wednesday 20 Jul 2022 to Friday 22 Jul 2022

Course fees and funding support

You may be eligible to study for free on some of our courses from introductory to level 3. We can advise you on application or, alternatively, you can speak with one of our advisors by calling 01226 776000.

Course Fee £632.50