Progression to Access to HE CERTA Diploma Level 2

This course provides your first step towards a new career. You can affordably return to study without qualifications or after time in the workplace/having a family and develop your knowledge and skills ready for University.

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1 Year


September 2020 start


A range of units will be studied that enable you to develop a range of personal and academic skills that will support your further learning and help you reach your maximum potential, such as:
• Organisation and Evaluation of Study
• Practical Presentation Skills
• Academic Writing Skills
• Research Skills
• Building a Personal Portfolio
• Using IT for Study
• Prejudice and Discrimination
• Understanding Diversity within Society

A range of units will be studied that enable you to develop your vocational subject knowledge and understanding in preparation for further study at Level 3 including:
• Nutrition Performance & Healthy Eating
• Physiology & Exercise
• Sociology of Health
• Health Psychology
• Understanding Mental Health
• Ethical Issues in Social Policy

You will be in college for 2 days per week (plus half a day (Thursday) for GCSE English, if needed; plus half a day (Thursday) for GCSE Maths, if needed; plus an evening for GCSE Biology, if needed).

You will also have regular tutorials with your personal tutor to support your study.

Entry Requirements

GCSE English and maths grade D achieved in the last 5 years


Screening to indicate you are working at Level 1 and completion of a piece of written work to assess suitability for the course.

Assessment Methods

These may include a combination of essays, reports, experiments, tests, presentations and research projects.

Fees & Funding



For more information on applying for this course please see the Apply page.

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