|ABC Awards Code||D9943-02|
|Total Qualification Time||450|
This is a nationally recognised qualificationaimed primarily at learners who wish to pursue a career in one of the health science professions which requires vocational study at university, but who are not yet ready to study at Level 3.
Learners who may be in this position include those who need to:
This qualification is not available in an apprenticeship and is not primarily designed to lead directly to employment. However, it will support learners who are starting on their journey to a career in a range of health science professions or health careers, which is likely to increase their prospects of gaining employment in the future.
Examples of health care professions include nursing, midwifery, occupational therapy, physiotherapy or radiography, for which a university course is usually required. Other health related roles can include working in a hospital laboratory, or as a healthcare assistant, cytological screener, medical physics technician, dental hygienist or clinical support worker.