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Pre-Access: Health

Course information

The Pre Access Health Studies programme is for students wishing to progress onto a Level Thee Access Diploma. Students on the Pre Access Health Studies programme, will typically study the following subjects:
• Sociology
• Psychology
• Personal and academic development
In addition this this, you will study Functional Skills or GCSE, dependent on the qualifications you already have /require to progress onto university. An assessment on entry will determine which group you are enrolled onto, which is followed by a discussion with your course tutor when you start the course to ensure your programme of study is suited to your progression targets.

IMPORTANT: You must be aged 19 or over to be able to study on this programme.


Level 2 Certificate in Health and Social Care, GCSE Maths and English or Functional skills Level 2 Maths and English.

This course leads to...

This course can lead to Level Three Access to Higher Education Diplomas, such as allied health professions, social science, education professions, humanities and business.

Entry Requirements

To secure a place on the Pre-Access programme, you must currently be working towards Level 2 in both English and Maths. Therefore, in order to receive an offer of a place on the course, you will be required to pass the College’s initial assessment, which will identify you as working towards Level 2/GCSE.This assessment will determine whether you are placed initially on Functional Skills or GCSE, which will be reassessed during the first half term.
If you are not currently working towards Level 2/GCSE, you will be required to complete a programme of study aimed at improving your skills in English and Maths. You will have an opportunity to do this by studying on a flexible English and Maths course before you apply next year for this course.

Why study with us?

The Access to Higher Education team at the City of Liverpool College are a specialist team of teachers with extensive experience in working with adult learners, who have taken either a short or long break from formal education. We provide a supportive and respectful learning environment, which will allow you to fulfil your academic potential and career ambitions. We realise that returning to education can be a daunting prospect, and will help you to learn new academic skills and knowledge to allow to progress smoothly through to your chosen degree course.
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Further Information...

Need more information or can’t find the course you’re looking for? We can book you in to speak with our dedicated Advice & Guidance team about your options at The City of Liverpool College. With hundreds of courses and flexible learning, we’re sure to have something to meet your needs.

You can contact us online via or call us at any point on 0151 252 3000 with any queries you may have – we’re here to help.


Course ID: 163208

Course Year: 21/22

Course Duration: 1 Year


If you are 16-18 years old at the start of your course, studying at The City of Liverpool College is free.

Aged 19 or over and unemployed or earning less than £18,135 a year? You may also qualify to join this course for free. To find out more, contact our admissions team on 0151 252 3000 or at

Fee for21/22 is 632.00
In future years this fee may be subject to change.

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