About the course
This study programme is designed for our aged 19+ adult learners.
Please visit our 16-18 section for alternative courses.
Applicants should have an interest in the health science professions and be prepared for nine months study. Students are advised to enquire as to individual university entry requirements, e.g. most universities now require GCSE English, Mathematics and a Science at Grade C or above. Access course study is of A2 Level standard and while there are no formal entry requirements, we must ensure at interview that applicants have a good chance of success.
Applicants must be 19 or over as at the start of the course.
Science Access to Higher Education Diploma in conjunction with CAVA (Cambridge Access Validating Agency).
What you'll learn (core modules)
All Access courses comprise 60 credits:
Physiology (18), Biochemistry (9), Physics (9), Level 3 Mathematics (3), Level 2 Mathematics (6), Study Skills (6) and a Project (9).
How will I be assessed?
You will be assessed through a variety of methods (essays, reports, presentations and exams) to prepare for study at university
Where is the course delivered? (facilities/classrooms)
Classroom and laboratory at:
University Studies Campus
73 Western Way
Bury St Edmunds
Suffolk IP33 3TB
Where will this course take me?
Students progress to higher education courses as detailed in the 'Course Content'. Of the students who completed this course last year 80% entered Higher Education.
How much will it cost?
Funding is available via Student Finance England in addition to other funding methods.
The course fees are waived if the student is under 24 years of age and has not completed a full Level 3 qualification.
Students over 24 years can finance their course through an Advanced Learner Loan.
If you need help with funding
For further information on the Advanced Learner Loan, please head to our information page: Advanced Learner Loan
I'm interested. What should I do now?
Please apply online via West Suffolk College website and you will be contacted by Admissions to arrange an interview with the Course Director.
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