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Social Care & Early Years

Access to Education - Level 2

Start Date: 2nd September 2021
Code: PFFN01006

  • Further Education
  • Full-time
  • Newtownabbey
  • Course Information
  • We are currently not accepting applications for this course. To make an enquiry or register your interest please email the course contact below. Applications for 2022/23 will open in January 2022.
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Duration: 1 Year Full-time
Start date: 2nd September 2021
End date: 3rd June 2022

Course Content

The focus of the course is on improving Literacy and Numeracy skills as well as giving an introduction to Health and Social Care.

Subject may include:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Social Science
  • Sociology
  • Health and Social Care
  • ICT
  • IT Skills 
  • Study Skills
  • Wellbeing and Resilience

Students will complete Essential Skills Communication, Application of number and IT.

Course Aims

The course is designed to change careers and retrain regardless of educational background.

This course is for adults who have been out of full-time education for at least 1 year. 

The purpose of this course is to provide students with skills that are required for the Level 3 University Access course or for progression to Level 2 and Level 3 courses within the College.

400 Shore Road
BT37 9RS
028 9085 5000


Ian Jinks

Alternatively it is available at the following campus.

Essential Skills

All full-time students at the Northern Regional College have the opportunity to improve their English, Maths and IT skills and gain qualifications. The qualification you take will depend on the qualification you already have. If you do not have a grade C or above in GCSE English, Maths or ICT, you MUST do Essential Skills. This will form a compulsory part of your timetable.

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