Gateway Qualifications Level 2 Certificate In Preparing for Further Study in Health, Social Care and Social Work
There are no formal entry requirements for this course.
When you apply, you will be asked to complete an online careers survey to check that this the right course for you.
You will be invited to an online Access to HE applicant event, an informal interview and you will need to complete a maths and English assessment.
Future Study and Careers
Relevant Access to HE courses in allied health and science professions and health and social care
This one-year course will give you the skills and knowledge required to progress to the relevant Access courses and then university.
It will provide you with a solid foundation for a career in science and allied health professions including paramedic science, radiography, nutrition and biomedical science.
Or, for a career in health and social care including nursing and midwifery.
This course is assessed through assignments, practical tests, presentations and exams.
You will study application of numbers and English skills as well as three specialist subjects:
Chemistry starts with exploring chemistry fundamentals and principals. These lay the theoretical and practical foundations for subsequent study. Two units relate to organic chemistry (introduction to organic chemistry and organic and biochemical molecules). You will then study one unit in energetics and kinetics.
Human biology introduces you to the complexity of life processes. You will explore cells, biochemistry, the basic structure and function of different body systems and mechanisms involved in nutrition and digestion. The final biology unit focuses on genetics and evolution.
Maths for scientists supports, in particular, your study of chemistry. The unit develops your ability to manipulate algebraic expressions and demonstrate an understanding of the laws of exponential growth and decay.
In addition to these specialist subjects, you will study how to promote your own and others’ well-being and build resilience. This will help you cope with the demands of the course and your future career.
In the final weeks of the course, you will complete a piece of research on a topic of your choice.
You will also complete a research unit.
14 September 2020