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Access to Higher Education Diploma - Biology and Health Studies - Part-time

This evening programme aims to develop the skills and self-confidence in mature learners (19+) necessary to progress to their chosen course in higher education or profession.

  • Course Description

    The graded modules within the course are:

    • Human biology
    • Health and Community
    • Psychology

    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. During the course, learners will also have study skills and tutorial sessions to help prepare them for the skills required to progress into university (e.g. assignment writing, information on how to apply through UCAS etc.) or employment.

    The College of West Anglia is a longstanding and successful provider of Access courses.

  • Entry Requirements

    You will need:

    • GCSE grade 4 (C) or higher in English or maths.

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

  • Course Length

    This course runs each Tuesday evening with approx. 15 Saturday sessions throughout the year.

  • Course Fees
    Age Cost
    19+ £3,350

    Fee information

    Learners with an active Education, Health & Care Plan

    If you are aged 19 - 24 at the start of your course and have an active Education, Health & Care Plan (EHCP), any course up to and including level 3 will be fully-funded by the government. This means you will not have a course fee to pay and any equipment considered essential to complete your course will be provided by the college.

    Please note the information on this page was correct at the time of publication but is subject to change due to factors beyond our control.
  • Additional Information

    What qualification will I achieve?

    Access to Higher Education Diploma in Science and Nursing

    Our Access courses are validated by the Cambridge Access Validating Agency 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.

Starting 15/09/2021

King's Lynn


Duration 1 year

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