When & Where

Suitable For

  • 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Tutor To be confirmed
  • Course Code K22SHEA02A

What you will learn

This programme is designed to support you to develop the skills and knowledge needed for progression to further learning on Level 3 qualifications, including Access to Higher Education Diplomas, in health and human science related subjects. It will help you to make an informed choice about a career in health and social care. You will also develop your practical skills, making use of the state-of-the-art science laboratories at our North Kensington Centre, brand-new for 2022. This is an intensive programme that will provide you with the foundation knowledge of the healthcare professions and human anatomy and physiology. The course offers an equal balance of theory and practice when learning about a careers in healthcare. You will also learn important study skills relevant to studying science, including undertaking effective research, collecting and analysing scientific data and writing experiment reports and essays. Additional modules will help you develop your study and research skills and assist with your personal development for further study. The course is ideal for adults (anyone aged 19+) with a keen interest in the study of health and social care. The course is suitable for students with a wide range of previous educational or career experiences who now wish to pursue further study in healthcare.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Develop skills required for learner self-confidence and further study
  • Skills for Effective Learning and Referencing Skills
  • A range of other units such as Equality and Diversity in the Health Sector

Class format and activities

Assessment is through the building-up of a portfolio of evidence, allowing flexibility in terms of putting together evidence most appropriate to your learning situation. In order to ensure that you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular feedback from your tutor, in a constructive and supportive environment.

Entry requirements

You must be aged 19 or over and have GCSE English and Maths at Grade 2 or above. By the end of the course, you will need to have achieved GCSE English and maths at grade 4 or above. Therefore, if you have a Grade 2 or 3 in either or both subjects, you will need to agree to attend GCSE resit classes alongside your vocational course. In some cases, we will accept a Level 2 equivalent qualification (such as functional skills) but this will depend on your progression intention, as some universities will not accept GCSE equivalent qualifications. If you are not sure whether you meet the entry requirements, please submit an enquiry and one of the teaching team will discuss this with you. If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5/7, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests.

What you need to know before you enrol

You will be given a short English and maths diagnostic test to complete, which will assess your existing level and inform how best we support you to improve your skills in these subjects. Excellent attendance and punctuality will be required to complete the course successfully. It is therefore essential that you think about how you are going to balance work, family and social life with your studies.

What you need

You should arrive to your lessons prepared to learn with pens, pencils and a writing pad. All other resources and materials you need will be provided. In the event of teaching moving online, you will need a computer with internet access for online lessons via MS Teams on a daily basis.

What you can do next

Successful completion of this course will enable you to progress onto a Level 3 Access to Higher Education Diploma in your chosen area, for example: Science or Health and Social Care.


  • Full fee
  • Concession fee
  • This course may be available for free