Pre-Access: Health

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Course information

The Pre Access Health Studies programme is for students wishing to progress to the Level 3 Access Health and Social Care or Allied Health Professions. Students on the Pre Access Health Studies programme, will typically study the following subjects:
• Human Physiology for Health Care
• Psychology and/or Sociology
• Health Studies and/or Counselling theory
In addition this this, you will study a GCSE English, Maths and/or a Science subject, dependent on the qualifications you already have. For students hoping to progress to university courses such as Midwifery, Nursing or Physiotherapy, we strongly advise you study a GCSE in Human Biology as well. This will be discussed with you at interview and enrolment, to ensure you are signposted to the correct combination of GCSEs dependent on your progression destination.


Full GCSE English and Maths & Level 2 Diploma in Personal and Social Development

This course leads to...

This course can lead to an Access to Higher Education course at The City of Liverpool College.

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.
If you are not currently working towards Level 2/GCSE Grade C English and Maths, 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.
Once you have completed the assessment, you will have an opportunity to meet with a tutor to discuss the results and your suitability for the course.

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Further Information...

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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: 157444

Course Year: 19/20

Course Duration: 1 Year


If you are aged between 19-23 and don’t already hold a qualification equivalent to 5 GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, and you need to study at Entry or Level 1 to progress to Level 2, you won't have to pay any fees for this course.

Aged 19 or over and unemployed or earning less than £15,736 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

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