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Access to Nursing - Level 2 Certificate January Start 19+

Available for applications

More information about this Course

Useful Information
  • Mode of study:

    Part Time

  • Level:


  • Duration:

    6 months

  • Awarding/validation body:


  • This course starts the week commencing Monday 15th January 2024.Course Overview

    This is a qualification designed for adults who are interested in nursing or social work as a professional career. The Access Level 2 course is delivered over two or three days. Access Level 2 is well established and is a progression pathway to Access to HE Diploma at level 3.

    Students will study:

    • Digital Skills at Level 1
    • GCSE English
    • Functional Skills Maths at Level 1
    • Biology
    • Psychology
    • Nursing Studies
    • Infection Control
    • Preparation for Progression units.

    Students must be completely committed to hard work and are required to maintain full attendance (100%) throughout the course.

Course Highlights

We offer fantastic extra-curricular activities:

Macmillan fund raising 

Walking for health at Macmillan Resource Centre at Croydon University Hospital

Many more volunteering opportunities to support your Personal Statement.

There is also excellent progression to universities. The course will help you to develop the essential academic skills of critical thinking, evaluation and analysis. All of which will prepare you for independent study at university.

Career Opportunities & Further Study
Internal progression to Access Level 3 – Nursing, Nursing in Work or Nursing and Health Science upon successful completion of all Level 2 units at Croydon College, progressing towards their career goals in friendly and familiar surroundings.


You will be assessed throughout this course using a variety of assessment methods including:

  • Assignments
  • Role plays
  • Case studies
  • Presentations
  • Leaflets
  • Projects
  • You will produce both individual and group work.

Your English and maths will be formally (exam) assessed at the end of the academic year.

Entry Requirements

You must be aged 19 and above. All applicants will be required to take an English and Mathematics written assessment, regardless of previous qualifications – the offer is based on the result of assessment. All applicants will be interviewed to ensure that the course is the right choice based on previous educational and work experience.

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