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Access Level 2 Extended Certificate - Health And Social Care Professionals

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Start date: 25/09/2023, 9 15am to 12 15pm (Mon )

The aim of this course is to enable adults to return to study and increase their career prospects, or to progress onto a Level 3 course. You will study for 3 hours a week, for 12 weeks, with optional start dates in September and March.

Where appropriate, it is possible to study GCSE English Language, GCSE Maths or Functional Skills Literacy and Numeracy in addition to the course.

Course Overview

Students should expect to commit approximately 3 hours per week of independent study to the course.

The units you will study are excellent preparation for a wide range of careers in the health and social care, social sciences and humanities sectors, including:

  • Study Skills

  • Essay Writing

  • Psychology

  • Human Growth & Development

  • Biology

Progression Routes

This course can lead onto the Level 3 Full Time course in Access to HE.

Upon completion of this course students will also have the opportunity to move into entry level jobs within the Health and Social Careindustry, roles may include:

  • Social Work Assistant

  • Care Worker

  • Social Worker

  • Palliative Care Assistant

Discover all the opportunities available to you by exploring the full list of careers in the industry

Entry Requirements

Applicants will complete informal assessments in Maths and English to demonstrate that they are working at a level of GCSE grade D/3. You will also need a commitment to study including good attendance, punctuality and behaviour.

All applicants will be interviewed.

Course Fees

This course costs £161.00, including exam fees.

You may be eligible for free study if you are 23 or under and this is your first full Level 2 or 3 course. Alternatively, if you are unemployed, receiving an eligible benefit, and taking the course to help you find employment.

You may also be entitled to additional financial support including course materials, uniforms, and childcare expenses depending upon your individual circumstances. Read more about Financial Support for adults.

How to Apply

You will be contacted by an Access tutor by email regarding assessment and interview.

If you would like to apply for this course, please click 'Apply' in the top right, follow the steps, and our Admissions Team will be in touch with you.
For more information, advice and guidance please phone Student & Learning Services on 01524 521385 or 0800 306306 or email

Course code: B33959-A1A