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Adults Part-Time

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.

    Returning to Learning Events

    We know how difficult it can be to even consider getting back into education after a long time away. Maybe you're worried that you don't have the time, can't afford it or that childcare may be a barrier.

    If you can identify with any of the above, come along to our informal 'Return to Learning' event and meet some of our students who returned to learning and find how it's working for them. You'll also have the opportunity to speak to our teaching and student services staff about how our courses can fit around your commitments and lifestyle, and get more information about financial and childcare support.

    If you're interested in coming along, click here to go to our event page and find 'Return to Learning'.

  • 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.

  • Course Length

    This course runs each Tuesday evening with approx. 15 Saturday sessions throughout the year. There are also numerous Saturday sessions through the year (approx. 15)

  • Course Fees
    Age Cost
    19+ £3,350

    Fee information

    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 15/09/2020

King's Lynn

Part-Time

Duration 1 year

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