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Pre Access in Health, Social Care & Social Work

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Pre Access in Health, Social Care & Social Work

Our Pre-Access to Higher Education courses build the skills, knowledge and confidence you need to progress on to a higher education Level 3 qualification in the subject area you’re interested in.

Are you interested in working in healthcare but don’t have the necessary qualifications? Then our Pre-Access courses maybe for you. Our Pre-Access Level 2 course is the course to lead directly onto the Level 3 Access course. Areas available for study on this programme are Humanities, Health, Science and Social Sciences. Both the Pre-Access and Access courses are designed to lead to further university study.

This is a short 20-week Level 2 intensive course aimed at mature students (19+) without the standard qualifications to enter higher education. You will focus on developing core skills and knowledge in health and science.

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Course Information

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Entry Requirements

GCSE Maths and English or Functional Skills Level 2


Gateway Level 2 Certificate in Preparing for Further Study in Health, Social Care & Social Work

Assessment Methods

This course will be assessed by using a variety of assessment methods: exams, presentations, portfolios, essays, and reports.

Course content


  • The Living Body


  • Introduction to Psychology

Specialist units:

  • Reflective practice
  • Communication in Health care
  • Planning a career
  • Effective learning

All students study a Research project and Academic study skills units

NB: units subject to change

Next steps

Course progression:

Upon completion of this course, you can progress onto Level 3 Access to HE.

Career progression:

To study all nursing degrees, paramedic science, pharmacy degree, bio medical degree, dietetics, radiography, physiotherapy, occupational therapy etc.


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Available Courses
Cbc Dunstable Main Campus
Starts: 18/09/2024
Type: Part Time
Length: 16 weeks
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Fees: £633.00
Cbc Dunstable Main Campus
Starts: 05/02/2025
Type: Part Time
Length: 17 weeks
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Fees: £633.00

Whilst every effort is made to ensure the information on the Website is correct, some details may be subject to change. The Bedford College Group reserves the right to make amendments to the courses, dates, fees or other details, and to make cancellations or changes if numbers are insufficient. In the unfortunate situation that we have to cancel a course we will refund your fees in full, but we regret we are not able to offer any refund if you withdraw from your course or fail to start, and you will be liable to pay any outstanding fees that may be due.

Additional Learning Support

If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.

Any questions?

If you would like to find out more about this or other courses, please use our Livechat below, email or call us on 0345 658 8990.


We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 for more information.

Additional formats

Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 to order your copy.