Level 2 Certificate in Skills for Health Professions (pre access) – September 2021

Start Date: 22 September 2021
Funding information: Free Adult funding available dependant on learner circumstances otherwise course costs apply.
Duration: 1 Year
Attendance: Full-time Provision

Course Overview

This is a full time course designed to enable you to gain GCSEs in Maths and English as well as study subjects, including Psychology and Human Biology. It will introduce you to the fundamental study skills needed for continuing education and help with your personal and academic development.

The certificate can be studied over 21 weeks, two days a week, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. This enables you to concentrate on the GCSE element of your course in the final weeks leading up to the exam. You will be required to attend college lectures and seminars for 5.5 hours per week for the certificate, and commit to additional time for your GCSE Maths and/or GCSE English (each GCSE is 3 hours per week for 30 weeks), subject to passing screening tests.

You will also have the opportunity to study Level 2 Functional Skills in English alongside the course. This will be built into the timetable.

Course Content

Modules include:

  • GCSE English
  • GCSE Maths
  • Study skills
  • Biology
  • Sociology
  • Psychology

Entry Requirements

No previous or formal qualifications necessary but we would recommend you complete the Level 1 Adult Numeracy and Adult Literacy before this course. You will also need to complete a screening prior to starting the course to assess English and maths skills

Assessment Methods

  • Written exam
  • presentations
  • written assignments
  • practical assignments


Successful completion of the Level 2 certificate will allow you to go on to study the Access to Higher Education (Level 3) programme to prepare for university-level study or lead to improved employment prospects.


420.80 incl VAT