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Adults Higher Education (UcWA)

Access to Higher Education Diploma - Science & Nursing

This programme aims to develop the skills and self-confidence in learners necessary to progress to their chosen course in higher education or profession.

  • Course Description

    The aim of the course is to give mature learners (19 years and over) a second chance at education by developing personal confidence and achievement, the ability to study, and guidance to help decide their future.

    The course will provide a thorough grounding in the key concepts and theories they will meet during their further studies or training. Students gain an insight into a variety of subject areas and support is offered to those students wanting to apply for university. Teamwork and oral skills are promoted through group discussion during seminars, which helps prepare students for employment by encouraging interaction with colleagues.

    There are 3 pathways to choose from on the course:

    • Biology & Health Care
    • Bioscience
    • Environmental Science

    The College of West Anglia is a longstanding and successful provider of Access courses. The course is full-time and is held in the daytime.

  • Entry Requirements

    You will need:

    • GCSE grade 4 (C) or higher in English, maths and science

    If you do not meet the above entry requirements, you should consider our Pre-Access course in Science and Nursing.

  • Additional Information

    What qualification will I achieve?

    Our Access courses are validated by the Cambridge Access Validating Agency (CAVA) and lead to a nationally recognised qualification for entry to university level study.

    How is my course assessed?

    The course will be split into modules which are individually assessed. Later modules build on the skills developed in the earlier ones. Some modules use exams in the assessment process but only as part of the overall assessment some others use coursework only. The course director will give you further information about assessment on the pathway you choose.

Starting 07/09/2020

King's Lynn


Duration 1 year

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