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Access to Higher Education: Life Sciences - Full-time

Access Life Sciences

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.

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Location Date
Location to be confirmed
Due to the COVID-19 crisis this course will start at another college campus and may move to the City Hub later in the year.

Start: 7th September 2020

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

Check out our Financial Help page for information on fees and funding for students aged 19 and over!

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