Progression to Further Study in Health Science Professions Diploma Level 2

This course provides your first step towards a new career. You can affordably return to study without qualifications, 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 learners to develop their vocational subject knowledge and understanding in preparation for further study at Level 3 including:

  • Human Physiology
  • Human Health and Disease
  • The Sociology of Health
  • Health Psychology
  • Understanding Mental Health.


A range of units will also be studied that enable learners to develop a range of Personal and Academic skills that will support their further learning and help them reach their maximum potential, such as:

  • Academic Writing
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Research Skills
  • Practical Presentation Skills.
  • You will also have regular tutorials with your personal tutor to support your study.


You will study two full days (09:00-17:00) per week, plus, if required:

  • half a day for GCSE English
  • half a day for GCSE Maths
  • one evening for GCSE Biology

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements.  Your suitability for this course will be assessed at interview where you will sit a free writing test to demonstrate your literacy skills (e.g. grammar, spelling and punctuation).

Assessment Methods

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


You can continue on to study the level 3 Access to Higher Education course, choosing one of the following pathways:

  • Health Science
  • Social Science
  • Humanities

One you have completed the level 3 Access course you could move into any of the following fields:

  • Health Science – Nursing (Adult, Child & Mental Health), Midwifery, Radiography, Operating Department Practitioner, Dental Health & Hygiene, Biomedical Sciences, Food & Nutrition, Paramedics, Physiotherapy etc.
  • Social Science – Social Work, Probation, Mental Health Nursing, Psychology, Sociology, Children and Families, Youth Offending, Criminology, Counselling
  • Humanities – Teaching (Primary and Secondary), Journalism, English Literature/Language, History, History & Politics, Sociology, Philosophy

Fees & Funding

To be confirmed.


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

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