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Pre-Access for Health and Social Care Professionals

Concessionary Fee: £811.00
Course Level

Level 3

Start Date

Tue 15 Sep 2020


15 Weeks

Concessionary Fee: £811.00


Achievement of the qualification will support learners to enter employment within health and social care sectors by providing the background knowledge and skills needed to work within health and social care. Students completing this course could apply for the Access to Higher Education Diploma course at PACA Adult Learning

Course content:

This course will be taught as an on line course with some small class tutorials when it is safe for staff and learners to return to the classroom

Your safety is our priority, and in these unprecedented times we need to make some temporary changes until it is safe to welcome you all into class.

However, nobody needs to come into class until they feel happy to do so, all the materials you need to succeed will be online, and if you choose to stay home, we will make sure you will receive all the support you need via email, phone and through our Virtual Learning Environment.

This qualification is aimed at learners interested in, or new to, working in adult social care in England. It aims to introduce knowledge around the following areas relating to working in adult social care:

  • communication
  • equality, diversity and inclusion
  • personal development
  • role of the social care worker
  • handling information
  • health and safety
  • safeguarding
  • dutyofcare
  • person-centred approaches.


  • No formal qualifications are required. However, the interview process will include a literacy assessment and students should achieve level 2 or above in this assessment

What do I need to do this course?

As this course will be delivered online you will require:

  • Internet access
  • A computer with a webcam
  • A peaceful place to participate in the course from
  • An email account

Pen; paper; folder and dividers. The recommended reading list will be provided at the interview.

Teaching Methods

    • Lectures.
    • Seminars.
    • Tutorials.
    • Workshops.
    • Assignments.
    • Presentations.
    • Independent study.

    Please note that students will be expected to meet deadlines, conduct research and take part in group activities. There will be the opportunity to complete some of the course as distance/ blended learning. This will be discussed at the interview

    How is your progress checked?

    Regular homework assignments and 1:1 tutorials.

    Extra study or practice required at home.

    An additional 3-4 hours of home study is required.

    What can I do after this course?

    Interview for Access to Higher Education courses at PACA.

Concessionary Fee: £811.00

Course details

  • Tutor: Alexandria Best
  • Time: 0930 - 1230
  • Provision: 19
  • Term: Autumn
  • Location: Online
  • Full fee: £811
  • Concessionary fee: £811
  • Loan fee: £811