Science Access to HE Diploma L3 (Health)

1. Course details

Qualification name Access to HE Diploma (Science for Health Practitioners)
Qualification level 3
Awarding organisation Cambridge Access Validating Agency (The)
Course type Classroom based
Course hours FullTime
Course start date 07 September 2020
Cost £3,384.00
Cost description This is the price for Tuition, additional Registration and or Exam fees may apply
Attendance pattern Daytime

2. Who this course is for

The Access to Higher Education Diploma in Science for Health Practitioners, as validated by CAVA, is a qualification which prepares students aged 19 years and over, without appropriate qualifications, for study at degree level..You will be supported throughout the course by a personal tutor who will also give you guidance in applying for Higher Education courses. All students study a core of communications, research and study skills. You will be awarded credits on completion of each units with a Pass, Merit or Distinction grade. All credits are awarded are awarded at level 3 which broadly equates to A-level study. Assessment is continuous over the whole year and is based on a number of set pieces of work such as essays, projects, presentations and examinations.The Access to Higher Education Diploma in Science for Health Practitioners is widely recognised by UK universities. However, we advise that if you are hoping to go on to do a degree course at a specific university, it would be useful to contact the university, to check that the Diploma you have chosen is in an appropriate subject area and is recognised by the university or college. For example, if you were wishing to pursue an UEA Physiotherapy degree, their entry requirements of certain GCSEs are at grade B and above. Many students choose to continue their studies locally but Access students also move to other areas of the country.After undergraduate progression many students gain employment in a scientific environment such as a medical laboratory, or in a health-related profession such as nursing.

3. Entry requirements

This course is suitable for students aged 19 or over. All applicants must have evidence of achievement in English Language and Mathematics at GCSE grade A* - C or grade 4 and above. If you do not currently hold these or do not specify them on your application it will be automatically transferred to our adult GCSE programme, for the appropriate subject. If you are working towards GCSEs this year in readiness for September please let us know this when you apply. Please note that we are not able to accept Adult Numeracy, Adult Literacy, Key Skills or Functional Skills in lieu of GCSEs. The course does not assume any previous knowledge of the science subjects that are covered. Selection is by interview to discuss your suitability for the course and whether the course is right for you. As part of this process you may be required to complete online assessments and submit a short piece of writing to check you are at the right level to start the course. Advice can be given about alternative ways forward if necessary. Applications from students whose first language is not English are welcome. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including writing, speaking, listening and reading), the required minimum is: IELTS (SELT): 6.0 overall (minimum 5.5 in all components) International candidates are also actively encouraged to access the International Students webpage.

4. What you'll learn

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6. What you'll need to bring

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7. How you'll be assessed

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8. Next steps

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9. Venue

Name Norwich City College Of Further And Higher Education
Address Ipswich Road
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