What is the Bridging Plus Programme?
The Bridging Plus Programme is designed to provide experienced health and social care workers the additional academic study skills to enable them to progress into Higher Education.

Who is the Bridging Plus Programme for?
The Bridging Plus Programme has been designed for learners who have attained a Level 3vocational qualification or above and who wish to progress onto a professional education programme (for example a degree apprenticeship) where the Higher Education Institution requires prior knowledge of anatomy and physiology.

The Bridging Programme enables learners to develop:

  • Critical thinking skills, addressing the known barriers to critical thinking
  • An understanding of personalised learning and the benefits of finding out and exploiting ways of learning which work most effectively for each individual learner.
  • An ability to reflect on progress towards short and long term learning goals, to identify obstacles to achievement and how to address them.

Method of delivery and course content

The Bridging Plus Programme comprises of:

  • The OCN accredited Level 3 Certificate in Bridging Skills for Higher Education. This qualification has 5 mandatory units and carries 8 UCAS points and 16 level 3 credits.
  • Accredited units from the Pearson Level 2 Diploma in Healthcare Science for anatomy and physiology (appropriate to your planned area of study).

The programme spans across a duration of twelve weeks. Participants engage in a remote teaching session that lasts six hours per week for the entire twelve-week period.

Learners must be committed to the programme, undertaking self directed study between teaching sessions in order to progress.

The OCN accredited Level 3 Certificate in Bridging Skills for Higher Education units:

  • Extended Academic Essay and Report Writing Skills for Higher Study
  • Extended Academic Essay and Report Writing Skills for Higher Study
  • Essential Skills for Academic Study
  • Finding and Reading Information Skills for Academic Study
  • Understanding Opportunities in Higher Education

Pearson Level 2 Diploma in Healthcare Science (6 units, 32 to 40 credits subject to units):

  • Introduction to human cell and tissue structures
  • Introduction to anatomy and physiology
  • The nervous system
  • Cardiovascular, Lymphatic and Respiratory Systems
  • The musculoskeletal system
  • The endocrine system
  • The reproductive system (maternity learners only)

The employer contribution per learner is costed at £700.00 plus vat (the usual cost of our programme without part funding is £1400.00).

To access funding via the Greater London Authority, learners must meet set eligibility criteria. To be funded, a learner must:

  • be 19 years of age or over
  • employed,
  • Not have an equivalent qualification,
  • have UK residency status,
  • live within London and have a London postcode (including London fringe postcodes detailed at the bottom of the page),
  • must not be taking part in any other government funded training programme
  • Proof of address, wage slip and ID to be required to enable enrolment onto the programme.

This opportunity is only for individuals living in London and Greater London, however it does also include London fringe postcodes.

London Fringe areas:


Bracknell Forest







East Hertfordshire


Chepping Forest

Epsom & Ewell

 Guildford Harlow  Hertsmere  Mole Valley Reigate and Banstead Runnymede
 Sevenoaks  Slough South Bucks  Spelthorne  St Albans  Surrey Heath
 Tandridge  Three Rivers  Thurrock  Watford  Waverley  Welwyn Hatfield
Windsor & Maidenhead  Woking        

Before you apply to join the Bridging programme you need to be sure that the university you have selected has agreed that this programme can be used as an alternative entry requirement. The decision regarding entry requirements sits with the university and a formal progression agreement needs to be in place. Please speak to the Education Lead at your Trust who will be able to advise you on this. 

Next Steps

Find out more about the programme at one of our online information sessions. To book a place on an information session please click here

Alternatively For more information,  please feel free to contact us via:

Tel: 0208 6077850 or

Email: hello@dynamictraining.org.uk

Online Enquiry form: Click here

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