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Adults Part-Time

Routes to Learning - Science & Nursing

This is a FREE 10 week return-to-study course aimed at people aged 19 or over. The programme is designed to improve your confidence as well as your study skills, whilst helping to prepare you for those first steps towards further or higher education.

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  • Course Description

    This course involves 6-7 hours a week working towards your chosen subject area (including a project session), 2 hours in Maths and 2 hours in English. The remaining hours will revolve around study skills and tutorial sessions to help support your return to education and progression.

    Please note that, depending on the number of applications, some specialist subjects may be merged. This will not affect your opportunity to progress onto your next course

    All students will gain an English and maths qualification at level 1 or 2 and will likely have the opportunity to progress to a Pre-Access, Access or full-time programme.

    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

    No qualifications are required.

    However you should have the potential to achieve level 1 and 2 in English and maths by the end of the course.

  • Course Length

    How long is this course?

    10 Weeks

    When does this course start?


    How many hours / days per week is this course?

    This course will run on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 9:30am to 2:30pm each day.

  • Course Fees
    Age Cost
    All ages Free
    19+ £0

    Fee information

    This course is free!

    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?

    Functional Skills in English and Maths (Level 1 or 2)

This course will start during the week commencing 19/04/21

King's Lynn


Duration 10 Weeks

Starting 19/04/2022

King's Lynn


Duration 10 Weeks

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Lexy Marchant

Science (Forensic) - Level 3

Lexy chose to study at CWA for its great facilities and its relaxed and friendly atmosphere. She is currently studying Biomedical Science at university.

"Going to CWA opened the door to university for me. I worked really hard to achieve what I wanted and if it wasn’t for my amazing tutors, I wouldn’t be at uni today, doing the subject I love. I learnt a lot more about microbiology than a lot of people at 6th form and then when I got to uni, I realised I knew a lot more than most undergraduates.

Lexy added, "CWA has helped me realise my potential. It made me reach for goals higher than I ever thought I was capable of. It solidified my love for science, something that I will always have with me and this has opened many doors and given me a breadth of skills I can use in any setting."

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