L3 OCNLR Access to Health & Human Science

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Science and Dental Technology

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    • Full-time
    • Starts Sep 2019
    • Clapham

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Description

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.

Entry Criteria

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.
Other requirements:
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.

Career Opportunities

Some students may progress to Foundation Courses in a relevant field or to jobs in healthcare.

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    Study Pathways

    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.

    Assessment Method

    Assignments, exams and tests.

    Learning Resources

    Depending on your chosen course there may be materials you will need to have in order to attend your studies. If you have any queries about required materials please check with us when you come in for interview or enrolment.

    A-level books in chemistry and biology, lab coat, stationary, scientific calculators, rulers, access to a computer and the internet.

    Awarding Body

    Open College Network London Region

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    • Full-time
    • Starts Sep 2019
    • Clapham

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