Start Date: Duration: Level: Study mode: Course location: Course Type:
February 12 Weeks 2 Part-Time - Day Ashington Main Campus Access to Higher Education

What’s it all about?

This level 2 certificate in progression to further study in humanities, social care and health is designed to provide you with the essential knowledge and skills that will support your progression on to level 3 learning programmes within these areas.

You will gain an understanding of distinct vocational areas within the humanities, social care and health and develop a range of practical and cognitive study skills. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to enhance your Maths and English skills.

The qualification will prepare students for transition to level three learning within humanities, social care and health.
Achievement of a standalone qualification that offers an introduction to specific disciplines and the opportunity to develop a range of cognitive and practical study skills.

The qualification is for students who wish to:
- Prepare for level three studies
- Develop confidence in their own ability to undertake further study
- Optimise their progression to level three learning through the acquisition of a wide range of essential study skills

There are no formal entry requirements for students undertaking this qualification.

Study level Cost Additional fees
19+ 225.00 *subject to change You will need a lever arch file and to provide your own stationery and text books. Access to your own laptop is strongly recommended. As a student at Northumberland College you will have free unlimited use of Office online for Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint along with cloud storage and share point.

You will produce a portfolio of evidence and complete a range of tasks including written work, posters, group research and presentations and reports. Formative assessment throughout will support your progress and development

Maths and English are essential skills for life and study. In order to progress to our Access courses and then onto university you will need to achieve a minimum level (please check university entry requirements to confirm).

We offer adult maths and English in level 2 and GCSE, which you can study in conjunction with this programme.

3 hours per week - to be confirmed for course start.

This course is designed to provide students with essential knowledge and skills that will support their progression on to Level 3 learning programmes within disciplines related to humanities and social care studies.

Students will develop a range of practical and cognitive study skills and have the opportunity to enhance their Maths and English skills.

You will study a range of units including:

- Introducing Psychology
- Introducing Sociology
- Undertaking Group Work
- Valuing Equality and Diversity
- Writing Skills
- Study Management Skills
- Personal Career Planning
- Personal Study Skills


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