Level 2 Pre Access in Health – September 2023

Funding information: Please contact the college for funding information.
Duration: 1 year
Attendance: Part-time Day

Course Overview

This course serves as a foundation year programme for applicants who are looking to study on a L3 Access to Higher Education programme, but do not currently hold GCSE English and maths. The course will introduce you to fundamental topics allowing you to gain a foundation of knowledge and skills in health.

The course runs over 1 full academic year allowing you to develop your study skills and your time management and organisation. Combined with allowing you to attend classes in maths and English and preparing you for the summer exams, this programme provides the perfect foundation year platform to prepare you for a L3 Access Diploma.

The full programme which includes the L2 Health course, GCSE English and GCSE Maths runs over two full days. 9:15 -16:30. These days are Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The primary mode of attendance is face-to-face in the classroom. Chesterfield College can allow certain lessons to be attended remotely, via Microsoft Teams, however this should only be in circumstances where face-to-face attendance is not possible, and should an exception not the rule.

Course Content

Modules on this course include:

  • Mental Health Awareness
  • Common Health Conditions
  • Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care
  • Understanding Dignity and Safety in Adult Health and Social Care
  • Essential Digital Skills

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course. You must be able to commit to attending lessons two full days per week (Tues & Wed).

Assessment Methods

  • written assignments
  • presentations
  • group work
  • professional discussions
  • case studies
  • formal written exams (for GCSE English & Maths only)


Upon successful completion of this course you can progress to the Level 3 Access to HE Diploma in either: Health & Social Care, Health Professions, Nursing & Midwifery, Humanities & Education, Policing & Criminology, Business & Law, Science or Psychology.