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Access to Higher Education: Life Sciences - Full-time

Course outline

If you have an interest in biology and would like a career based on deepening our understanding of living organisms, then this could be the course for you.

You’ll learn a range of skills and techniques through studying 14 units, including:

  • Scientific study skills
  • Mathematical techniques in science and data analysis
  • Advanced maths
  • Chemistry – inorganic, physical and organic
  • A range of biology units
    • Human cell biology
    • Biological communication systems
    • Genetics
    • Ecology and environment
    • A practical scientific project

You can expect to complete a unit of scientific study skills designed to support your skills in research techniques, report writing, presentation skills and writing laboratory reports. This will help you develop the skills needed to approach and complete the range of assessments on the course.

You’ll have support from a personal tutor who will guide you through your studies and support you in your university application.

How to apply for this course

Apply online now for 2021/22.

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Location Date
111 Canal Street
Nottingham
NG1 7HB

Start: 4th October 2021

Course code: C000728 / Q002765

Qualification

CAVA Access to HE Diploma

Duration

1 year

Level Level 3
Entry requirements

You’ll need 5 GCSEs at grades 9–4 (A*–C) including English and Maths. Relevant work experience will be considered as a substitute for a relevant Level 2 vocational qualification, plus GCSE English and Maths.

It is not possible to study both GCSE English and Maths on this course.

Assessment

Learning is assessed in a variety of methods to prepare you to study at university. This may include an extended essay, timed assessments under controlled conditions and report writing.

Progression

Choose to follow with a degree-level qualification or a career in biology, biomedical or veterinary science, nutrition.

Additional information

You may be eligible for funding for this course. Check out our Financial Help pages to find out more!

If you are an EU/EEA or Swiss National, please visit our EU Settled Status scheme page for more information.

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