Pre-Access Health Professions

Do you aspire to work in a health related field such as Nursing, Midwifery, Operating Department Practitioner, Radiographer, Physiotherapist or Occupational Therapy?

Then this could be the course for you!

The course will introduce you to a wide range of subjects at level 2 including Health Studies, Safeguarding, Biology and Psychology. You will get the chance to develop your study skills throughout the course, learning how to research and write academic essays and reports.

Successfully completing this course will give you the necessary skills and qualifications to progress on to a Level 3 Access to Higher Education (HE) course, which is the next step on the path to university!

Who is this course suitable for?

This course is aimed at adults who wish to return to education and progress on to a Level 3 Access to HE qualification. This course is the first step towards progressing onto university to undertake a health related higher education course such as Adult Nursing, Midwifery or Occupational Therapy.

How will the course be delivered?

There are no current dates available for this course but you can register your interest for future dates here.

How is the course assessed?

You will study a number of units including: Health Psychology, Understanding Mental Health, Biology, Health Studies and the Sociology of Health; as well as additional units that will help you to develop your wider study skills. You will be assessed by a variety of methods which may include written assignments, research reports and presentations.

The course will consist of 6 sessions Wednesday to Friday.

What could this course lead to?

Students who successfully complete the course will have the necessary skills, knowledge and understanding to apply for a Level 3 Access to HE course and ultimately continue with their studies into Higher Education.

The course costs £837.00
You may be eligible for free or reduced course fees – please speak to our Student Services Team to discuss this.

How to apply:
Admission onto the course is via an application form and interview.
For more information please contact Jackie Chapman on 01226 776000 or email

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