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Pre-Access to Health & Human Sciences (Certificate in Skills for Further Study Level 2)

Part-time, 11 week course, 12 hours per week

 

We have one course running:

28 February 2019 - 24 May 2019

Duration: Thursday & Fridays 9:30am - 4:30pm

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

Contact Us:  01865 759600 marketing@ruskin.ac.uk  to apply

 

The OCNLR Level 2 Diploma in Further Study in Health and Human Sciences is designed for leaners who wish to study in higher education but still need further extended preparation at Level 2 before enrolling on a Level 3 Access to HE Diploma.

This particular qualification may be right for you if:

  •  your goal is to study in higher education in preparation for a career in the health and human sciences sector or a related area;
  •  you need a comprehensive course of study in both vocational and study skills before progressing to a Level 3 Access to HE Diploma;
  •  an extended course of preparatory study has been recommended to you before you enrol on an Access to HE Diploma;
  •  you have been out of learning for a while or are fairly new to studying in English;
  •  you are uncertain about the specific Access Diploma you wish to progress to and would benefit from exploring different vocational options in the field of health and human sciences before making your decision.

To achieve the Level 2 Diploma in Skills for Further Study in Health and Human Sciences you will need to achieve 39 credits, as follows:

 Mandatory units – 4 credits in total

  •  Skills for Effective Learning (3 credits)
  •  Referencing Skills (1 credit)
  •  Optional units – 35 credits in total

As a learner on this qualification, you will develop the essential and transferable knowledge and skills required to progress to a higher level vocational qualification, specifically a Level 3 Access to HE Diploma in Health and Human Sciences or related areas.

You will study a balanced combination of knowledge content and understanding in health and human sciences, together with a range of study skills required to progress to an Access to HE Diploma, including essay writing and referencing. You will have the opportunity to refresh and enhance your English and maths skills where appropriate, and learn how to study effectively in higher level courses. Approaches to assessment could include activities such as written essays, presentations, project work and time-controlled assessments, all of which are common in Access to HE Diploma courses.

A minimum of 18 credits must be taken from Group B plus a minimum of 12 credits from Group C. The remaining 5 credits may be taken from either or both of the optional groups.

 Group B - You will select from a range of vocational units in order to build a sufficient breadth of knowledge and understanding to progress to higher level study in health and human sciences or related subject areas. These units include, for example, ‘Human Health and Disease, ‘Human Biology’, ‘Physiology and Exercise’, ‘Person-Centred Approaches in Health and Social Care’, ‘Health Psychology’, ‘Understanding Mental Health’ and ‘Understanding the Social Work Profession’.

 Group C – You will select from a range of learning and study skills units that will support your progression into higher level study by improving your skills in areas such as ‘Essay Writing’, ‘Practical Presentation Skills’, ‘Revision and Exam Skills’, ‘Note Taking’ and ‘Critical Thinking’.

It is recommended that you take a combination of units specific to the particular Access to HE Diploma vocational subject you are planning to study. The maximum amount of non-vocational learning in this qualification is 44% which relates to enhancing your study skills, literacy and numeracy to aid your progression.

You will study a balanced combination of knowledge content and understanding in health and human sciences, together with a range of study skills required to progress to an Access to HE Diploma, including essay writing and referencing. You will have the opportunity to refresh and enhance your English and maths skills where appropriate, and learn how to study effectively in higher level courses. Approaches to assessment could include activities such as written essays, presentations, project work and time-controlled assessments, all of which are common in Access to HE Diploma courses.

Entry Requirements & How to Apply MORE INFORMATION

You do not need any prior qualifications or a specific level of attainment to take this qualification although you will benefit from having English and maths to Level 1 or above.

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This Level 2 qualification is designed to support your progression to a Level 3 Access to HE Diploma in Health and Human Science or related areas. Depending on the combination of optional units you take you could progress to an Access to HE Diploma in any of the following areas:

  •  Biomedical Sciences
  •  Health and Human Sciences
  •  Medicine and Medical Biosciences
  •  Midwifery
  •  Nursing
  •  Paramedic Science
  •  Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences
  •  Social Work
  •  Sports Science

By selecting vocational units related to the subject in which you will progress combined with units such as ‘Essay Writing’, ‘Note Taking’ and ‘Practical Presentation Skills’, you will gain vital underpinning knowledge, study skills and confidence in learning to give you the best possible chance of succeeding at a Level 3 Access to HE Diploma or other vocational qualification at Level 3.

Although the qualification has not been designed to lead directly to employment, it will support you to take the first step towards a career in a range of professions in health and human science and related areas. These may include: nursing, pharmacology, social work, medicine, sports science, physiotherapy, midwifery, paramedical science and a range of other related fields.

Cost: £724 (this includes the administration fee)

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.