This course is of interest to those wishing to learn about health and social care, providing adult learners with an opportunity to gain a qualification which can be used as a progression pathway to higher education. It can help you progress to professional courses such as nursing, midwifery, social work, youth/community work, occupational therapy and other degree courses in the social science/ health studies field. Over the two years you will study the following: Health and welfare; research; study skills/communication skills; human anatomy and physiology; microbiology, IT; mathematics; and an optional unit in psychology. You will attend classes over one full day per week OR two mornings per week depending on your preferred mode of attendance. Additional time will be needed to undertake independent reading and study. Students following the part time course should refer to entrance criteria above.