Access Level 2 Diploma in Skills for Further Study (Health Professions)

Start (w/c): 01/09/2020 Full Time - To be arranged (09:00 to 16:00) Nantgarw

Course Information

The course has been designed to provide a clear foundation for progression to a higher level vocational course or employment. You will benefit from a variety of activities designed to bring out the best of your potential. The qualifications aim to develop your skills and knowledge in many areas including Communication Skills, Application of Number and ICT.

What Will I Learn?

You will study a number of units within main subject areas. The mandatory main subject areas include Communication and Study Skills (GCSE English equivalence - B Grade)*; IT and Mathematics, alongside Optional Main Subject areas of Science (GCSE Science equivalence - C Grade)*; Sociology and Health and ESDGC. You will also develop Essential Skills in Communication, Application of Number and ICT.

*Accepted in Welsh Higher Education Establishments only

Entry Requirements

No formal qualifications are required. You must possess a responsible attitude and determination to enable you to build the skills required for progression to a Level 3 course (e.g. Access/BTEC) in the following year.

You will be invited to attend an interview.


You will be assessed via a range of methods and you will produce portfolios which will be internally moderated and externally moderated by the relevant examination.


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Please note: Fees are payable for each year of study. Higher Education Fees for courses starting September 2020 have yet to be decided. We estimate that they will be confirmed by April 2020.

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Career Progression

  • On successful completion of this Level 2 programme, you will be able to progress to the next appropriate level of course. The units studied will also increase employment opportunities.

Potential Careers

Career Info

  • Health professional n.e.c.

    Average salary: £33,326

  • Therapy professional n.e.c.

    Average salary: £31,220

  • Health associate professional n.e.c.

    Average salary: £28,412


Job holders in this unit group perform a variety of other health-related professional occupations not elsewhere classified in MINOR GROUP 221: Health Professionals. They may work autonomously or in teams with other health workers.

Entry Requirements

Entry is via a variety of relevant academic and/or professional qualifications.


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