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About the course

This Foundation course is designed to prepare you for further study for all healthcare professions. You will progress onto the Level 3 Access to Higher Education courses to develop all the skills needed for university. 

In addition, you will work towards gaining the required Literacy and Numeracy at Level 2 (Functional Skills) which is a requirement for entry into all universities.


1 year

2 days a week 9.30am – 3.00pm

Entry requirements

Level 1 Literacy and Numeracy GCSE or Functional Skills

Who is it suitable for?

This course is suitable for anyone who would like to progress onto any of our level 3 courses and then university but who currently lacks GCSE maths and English at grade C or above. 

How much does it cost?


Why study?

  • Creative skills
  • Work experience
  • Working in small groups
  • Developing I.T. skills

All successful students were offered places onto the L3 course.

All students gained valuable work experience to enhance their CVs and their applications to university.

Every student progressed with their literacy and numeracy.

Where will this course take me?

  • Nursing and Midwifery
  • Mental Health Nurse
  • Teacher
  • Social Worker
  • Psychologist

Core modules

  • Health and Social Care
  • Safeguarding
  • Mental health studies
  • Health and Safety
  • Understanding Dementia

How will I be assessed?

Essays, leaflets, posters, presentations, timed tests.

Will I have to provide anything?

You will need basic equipment such as pens, paper and a USB memory stick.

I'm interested. What should I do now?

Call 01279 868100 and talk to an Admissions Adviser
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Funding Your Course

If you're aged 19 or over and you want to study A Levels, an Access to Higher Education Diploma, or a Level 3 to 6 Vocational Qualification, you could be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan.