Professional Courses
Fee Information

Fees indicated are based on the current year (August 2016 to July 2017) and are subject to change next year.

Our further education courses (Entry to Level 3) are usually free if you are 16-18 years old. Depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for financial support to help with other costs associated with your course such as course materials and travel.

If you are aged 19 or over you may be required to pay fees.

If you are enrolling onto a Level 3 or 4 course and are over 19 years of age the fees may be higher and you will be required to take out an Advanced Learning Loan, please see the guide to fees for more information.

International students will be required to pay the full International course fee.

For more information, see our guide to fees.

About this course

This qualification is suitable for learners who want to progress to Level 3 qualifications in the areas of health, social care and human sciences. It helps those students who want to develop advanced learning skills and who are seeking to enter new work areas and are looking to update and/or add to their employment skills and knowledge.

This course provides a pathway onto Access to HE courses for those students who do not have the requisite qualifications in English and/or maths.

Students are also expected to undertake an assessment and enrol onto a course of study in English and/or maths dependent on the qualifications in these areas.

Students will spend one day in college studying for their Level 2 Adult preparation for HE qualification and a further day studying English and or maths.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this qualification however, you will be assessed on your ability to complete the course successfully.

Assessment Method

All assessments are completed by submitting coursework or undertaking exams.

Progression Opportunities

On completion of the Adult preparation for HE qualifications you will have gained a sound basis to progress to Level 3 qualifications, including Access to HE Diplomas in health, social care and human science subjects, apprenticeships, or to enter employment in health and care settings.

Study Methods

You will complete coursework to improve your skills and ability to undertake higher levels of study. You will also undertake maths and/or English courses if you do not have GCSEs at grades 4/C or above in these subjects.


We look forward to welcoming you to Ealing, Hammersmith and West London's College. We are enrolling now. Come along to the College to enrol directly. See our enrolment dates and times.