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Science CAVA Access To HE Diploma

Level 3

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Key Info

Learning Area   Applied Science
Delivery Mode   Full-time
Duration   1 Year

Dates & Locations

Location   Cornwall College Camborne
Start Date   21/09/2020
Fees   Tuition Fees: £0.00

Location   Cornwall College St Austell
Start Date   07/09/2020
Fees   Tuition Fees: £0.00

Access courses are designed as a stepping stone to enable motivated, enthusiastic people to progress on to Higher Education. There is a very high level of academic and personal support throughout the course. This can help if you need to combine study with part time employment and family commitments.

Please Note: This course is only available to applicants who are 19+

  What You Will Learn

A range of units including -

Heart and Circulation
Human Disease and Immunity
Human Movement
Human Nutrition and Digestion
Ventilation, Respiration and Energy
Biological Molecules
Enzymes and Nucleic Acids
Core Chemistry
Formulae, Equations and the Mole
Use of Statistics
Medical Physics
Physics for Health Professionals
You will also study a range of Study Skills units.

  Entry Requirements

Although there aren't any specific entry requirements for this Access to Science course, all applicants will need to undertake an initial assessment and interview to determine their ability to study at this level.


Expect to be assessed via a range of methods including essays, reports, presentations and lab experimentation.


Students can progress onto an Honours Degree, Higher National Diploma or a Foundation Degree in a range of science based disciplines that can be loosely grouped under the physical sciences - Physics, Chemistry and Biology.


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Courses listed on this website are indicative of the subject, nature and level of study. The College reserves the right to alter specific qualifications titles, awarding bodies and levels of qualification, which can change in year. Any cost may also vary, based on personal funding eligibility. The Cornwall College Group reserves the right to withdraw any course listed at any time.


Gemma Wilkinson

A photo of Gemma Wilkinson

Gemma secured a place at university studying occupational therapy following her Access to Science course at the College. She also found a part time role working within the NHS.

" I feel proud to have achieved the grades I did and feel confident that this has helped prepare me in the transition to Uni. I made some fab friends too!

You need to be able to devote your time and effort to this course as it is full on and a lot can be required, however, I managed to complete this whilst juggling a part time job, boyfriend and friends. It is all achievable! The tutors are super supportive and I could not have done it without them. We were all like a little access family."

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