This course is aimed at mature students (19+) who wish to study nursing, midwifery, nutrition, and a wide range of other health related courses. You will be studying biology, chemistry, physics, nutrition, microbiology, maths and study skills.
In addition, you will be required to spend at least 15 hours a week in independent study. We have a large Learning Resource Centre with quiet zones, work areas and access to computer resources.
Most of your sessions will take place in well-equipped science laboratories. There you will be able to improve your practical skills using real equipment and chemicals under the supervision of experienced subject specialist teachers. These same specialists will teach the theory behind practical work.
You will be required to conduct practical investigations, write reports and carry out research in order to fulfil the criteria. Your assessment will be based on your course work as well as short tests and exams.
Our minimum entry criteria may be altered at any stage up to and including enrolment. All offers are subject to a successful interview and completion of an initial and diagnostic assessment.
For some of the programmes we offer you will require:
Level 2 vocational qualifications at merit or above in Science (or a pass if the equivalent level 2 vocational qualification is awarded as pass or fail only), most importantly you will need an aptitude for science.
You should have GCSE English and Maths at Grade C or minimum 4, or equivalent Level 2 Functional skills in both subjects.
International students IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill or equivalent) and equivalent overseas qualifications.
Please note that these qualifications are required before you start the course,
You should have some work experience in the field of healthcare or other relevant field.
Some students may progress to Foundation Courses in a relevant field or to jobs in healthcare.
Awarding body, assessment method and more
After completion of this students may progress to degree courses in nursing, midwifery, physiotherapy, paramedics, nutrition, dietetics, etc. Some students may progress to Foundation Courses in relevant field or to jobs in the field of healthcare.
Assignments, exams and tests.
A-level books in chemistry and biology, lab coat, stationary, scientific calculators, rulers, access to a computer and the internet.
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