• Course
    Overview
  • Units and
    Structure
  • Entry
    Requirements
  • Student
    Support

Course Overview

This exciting transitional course enables students to develop highly desirable transferable skills in addition to improving confidence in own abilities and subject knowledge.  Most of our students also study GCSEs in English Language and/or GCSE maths and/or GCSE Biology alongside their Level 2 Access programme, as these are required for progression onto Level 3 Access to HE and most University courses.

This is a one year course. The course currently runs on Monday afternoon (1.30pm – 4.30pm), Tuesday 9.30am – 4.30pm.  Additional GCSE subjects are covered in one 3 hour lesson per week with choices of morning, afternoon or evening classes. Please note that all courses require a significant amount of self-study in addition to class times.

 

Level
Level 2
Duration
1 year full-time
Course Fees
£500 subject to status
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Aged 19 and over? Click here to find out about our financial support available

Units and Structure

The level 2 Diploma has 45 credits distributed between various different units as follows:

Human Health and Disease

Nutrition, Performance and Healthy Eating

Physiology and Exercise

Young People, Law and Order

Developing Personal Study Skills

Academic Writing Skills

Speaking and Listening Skills

Ethical Issues in Social Policy

Understanding Mental Health

Introduction to Health Studies

Researching and Understanding Opportunities for Study in HE

Building a Personal Career Portfolio

Principles of Safeguarding and Protection in Health and Social Care

Entry Requirements

You'll need to have:

There are no specific prior entry requirements. Recruitment onto the course is a three stage process which begins following receipt of your application, and offers are made on the basis of information gathered in this process.

This process will be used to provide individual guidance onto an appropriate level/route of study.

Stage One: Skills Review (Maths and English).

Stage Two: Diagnostic Assessment (A more in depth Maths and English assessment).

Stage Three: Interview.

Offers are made on a first come, first served basis, following the interview. Failure to attend any one of these stages could impact on your chances of securing a place.

 

Please note: some university courses require that you must have RELEVANT work experience (paid or voluntary) prior to submitting your application for a university place. If you need to do voluntary work to gain relevant experience then you will need to consider looking for/starting this now


For equivalent qualifications see our Entry Requirements Explained page.

Tutors and Student Support

Student Support and Facilities

As a student, you’ll have access to a wide range of facilities, services and support, including:

  • Step outside the classroom  and access our state of the art facilities as well as 3 huge Learning Resource Centres with thousands of resources to use
  • With hands-on experience you’ll be prepared for employment with a competitive edge.
  • A dedicated impartial careers advice team to help you on your future path
  • Our wide range of courses means that we can offer the right paths to get you where you need to be
  • Our Hub campus is right in the heart of the town centre meaning you can find your way to us easily
  • Outstanding student support throughout your studies with us.

Progression and Employment

Students normally progress directly to Level 3 Access to HE programmes.

 

Courses you can progress to

Further study in other areas. Browse all our courses.

Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme

We're proud to be able to offer Dual Career Accreditation via the Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme. This is a Sport England funded partnership between athletes, education institutions, and national governing bodies of sport.

The Scheme helps athletes in education – aged 16-plus – to get the very best from their sporting and academic careers without having to choose between the two.

Click here to find out more about TASS

Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme logo

Apply or Enquire

Want to know more or chat to us?

Have any further questions about this course? You can contact someone specifically about it by using the details below or filling in the enquiry form.

Ann Thompson
01302 553716
ann.thompson@don.ac.uk

Make an enquiry

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Want to apply for this course?

You'll need to have:

There are no specific prior entry requirements. Recruitment onto the course is a three stage process which begins following receipt of your application, and offers are made on the basis of information gathered in this process.

This process will be used to provide individual guidance onto an appropriate level/route of study.

Stage One: Skills Review (Maths and English).

Stage Two: Diagnostic Assessment (A more in depth Maths and English assessment).

Stage Three: Interview.

Offers are made on a first come, first served basis, following the interview. Failure to attend any one of these stages could impact on your chances of securing a place.

 

Please note: some university courses require that you must have RELEVANT work experience (paid or voluntary) prior to submitting your application for a university place. If you need to do voluntary work to gain relevant experience then you will need to consider looking for/starting this now


For equivalent qualifications see our Entry Requirements Explained page.


GCSE Grades are changing from 2017. Need to know more? Click here for information.

Application & Enrolment

To apply for this course, please complete our online application form or download a printable form.

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