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Pre-Access to Science & Nursing - Part-Time

Our Pre-Access to Science & Nursing course is designed to provide mature (19+) learners with essential knowledge and skills that will support their progression directly into employment within the heath sciences or onto our Access to Science and Nursing ready to progress into higher education.

  • Course Description

    This course, which will run one day a week, gives a foundation in both study skills and subject knowledge.

    Learners are introduced to life sciences which includes studying key topic areas in life science and the potential impact of current developments within the discipline.

    Learners will also have the opportunity to enhance their maths and English skills, as well as specific study skills sessions (such as spelling and writing, critical thinking, research skills, numeracy skills related to sciences etc.) to improve proficiency and build confidence to help aid the transition of getting back into education.

    Units may include:

    • Life Processes and Living Things
    • Human Biology Genetics Immunology
    • The Building Blocks of Chemistry
    • Nutritional Science
    • Health Psychology
    • Career Development and Employability
  • Entry Requirements

    Whilst this course has no official entry requirements, an interview will be required and learners will be asked to demonstrate an interest to progress within the area.

  • Course Length

    This course will run every Tuesday from 9:00am-3:00pm

  • Progression Opportunities

    What can I do after this course at CWA?

    The College of West Anglia offers many opportunities to continue studying from entry level through to degrees at University Centre West Anglia. Some of the courses available for those who have successfully completed this course include:

    • Access to Higher Education Diploma - Science & Nursing (King's Lynn)
  • Course Fees
    Age Cost
    19+ £900

    Fee information

    This course will be free for those who are eligible for our financial support scheme. Click here for more 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?

    • NOCN Level 2 Certificate in Skills for Employment and Study in Health Sciences
    • Functional Skills in English and/or Maths (Entry Level, Level 1 or 2)

    How is my course assessed?

    Learners will be assessed with written assignments, group work and by demonstrating an understanding of the unit

Starting 06/09/2021

King's Lynn


Duration 1 year

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