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Pre-Access to Health and Social Care (Certificate in Skills for Social Care Level 2)

Part-time course, 6 hours per week plus 6 hours self-directed study in college for 10 weeks 


We have one course running:

19 April 2018 - 22 June 2018

Duration: Thursday 9:30am to 4:30pm and Fridays 9:30am to 12pm for 10 weeks

at Ruskin Hall Campus, Old Headington, Oxford, OX3 9BZ

Contact Us on 01865 759600 / to apply


This qualification is aimed at learners who wish to return to study and prepare for application to an Access to Higher Education programme. These qualifications are also aimed at learners who may benefit from alternative approaches to curriculum and learning, as the flexibility of assessment allows them to generate evidence in a range of ways.

Modules include:

  • Investigating a Career

  • Diet and Nutrition / Eating Disorders

  • Health Promotion in a Care Setting

  • Understanding Mental Health

  • Sociology of Health


Cost: £150

You may be charged course fees depending on your previous level of education but don’t worry; we will help you access financial support if you are entitled to it. For more information visit our Further Education fees and funding page.

Entry Requirements & How to Apply MORE INFORMATION

There are no academic requirements for entry to the course, however you will need to successfully attend an interview and complete a math and English assessment.

To apply for this course please click Apply Now and we will get in touch. Alternatively you can ring us on 01865 759600. You can also email us at

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“This course made maths seem approachable and improved my confidence. It has given me the confidence to look at higher education”

“I feel able to pursue studying as I believe this course and generally the staff and people at Ruskin have been so warm and helpful”

“This course gave me a better awareness of self. The tutors made the subjects interesting and it was lovely meeting people with a diversity of backgrounds, abilities and personalities”

You could progress onto an Access to Higher Education programme and/or further learning and study.