This course is perfect if you are aged 19+ and would like to develop your core science skills ahead of university-level study.
There is a 4 week Introduction course (not Pre-Access) beginning week commencing 4th September 2023. This course must be completed in order to study the full Access course
You’ll learn a range of skills and techniques across the core science fields 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
- 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.
111 Canal Street
Start: Monday 4th September 2023
Course code: C000501 / Q002760
CAVA Access to HE Diploma
You must be aged 19 or over to apply for this course.
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.
Must have minimum GCSE grade 4/C in Maths to study this course,
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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.
Choose to follow with a degree-level qualification or a career in scientific research, laboratory work, radiography, ophthalmics or other Allied Health Professions.
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.