Please note: ACCESS Certificate is the equivalent to 2 passes at GCE Advanced level.
You will study Biology, Chemistry, Study Skills, Health Studies, English, Maths, Data Handling. You may be able to choose to specialise in one of the following 3 pathways:
Nursing, Midwifery and Complimentary Medicine, Nutrition and Paramedics;
Nutrition & Complementary Medicine;
Application of Science. A pre-ACCESS to Health Sciences course is also available to students who have insufficient qualifications at level 2.
This is a credit based course and each piece of coursework or examination you achieve gains you a credit until you reach the required total and have covered the necessary subjects.
Many approaches to learning are used including individual and small/large group work. Academic and tutorial support is given throughout the course. The course is divided into two semesters: September to early February and February to end of June.
Science sessions will be laboratory based. All students have access to our fully equipped, state-of-the-art Learning Centres at 3 College Centres. This includes free Internet access.
Continuous assessment (essays, exams, assignments and presentations).
Degree or higher education specialising in your chosen career pathway.