PREPARATION TO ACCESS - LEVEL 2

Duration: 15 weeks
Level: Level 2
Last Updated: 26-11-19

This short course is designed to prepare you for Access to HE courses (Level 3). It is designed to support those who may already have Level 2 qualifications but need to achieve their Level 2 in Maths or English in order to progress. It is also beneficial for those who want to get back into education; we will support you and help build your confidence before you progress to a Level 3 programme.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

Introduction to Sociology: You will begin to develop sociological knowledge in relation to sociological perspectives, such as Marxism and Functionalism. You will also outline sociological topics, such as the family and education, as well as learning how to conduct sociological research.
Human Physiology: You will learn about human body systems, exploring body malfunctions and how to accurately take body measurements including blood pressure, heart rate and breathing rate.
Academic Skills: You will learn the academic skills needed for your studies by learning about plagiarism, how to write an essay, critical thinking and contemporary text analysis.

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

You will be assessed through a range of presentations, seen examinations, evidence-based portfolios, essays and practical investigations, including a small research project.

WHAT CAN I DO NEXT?

This course allows you to gain the required entry criteria for our Access to HE courses (e.g. Access to Allied Health Professions, Access to Social Sciences and Access to Childhood Studies) and other Level 3 programmes.

IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE I NEED TO KNOW?

This course runs over 2 days a week and you will be expected to complete your maths or English Level 2 functional skills alongside your studies if you haven't already achieved a grade 4 or above.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

3 GCSEs, including maths OR English, at grade C/4 or Functional Skills L2. Learners who haven't achieved this will study maths/English Functional skills alongside the course.

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