Course: Access to Life Sciences – Health Pathway

Study Level

Level 3

Course Code



Great Yarmouth Campus


1 Year




The course aims to build on your existing experience and abilities to prepare you for the demands of study at university or into another form of advanced education or training.

What will I learn?

The subjects you will study are Information Technology, Mathematics, Medical Science, Applied Science, Cell Biology, Physiology, Psychology, Genetics and Pathogens & Immunity. In addition to the formal lessons, individual tutorials and careers advice sessions are held throughout the course.

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A sufficient standard of Numeracy and English Language is needed to cope with the demands of the course. We strongly advise you to have a GCSE in English language and maths at grade C or above as the majority of university providers will require this. All students will undertake diagnostic assessment to assess these skills during the course interview or induction process and you will be required to demonstrate that you can work at level 2 in these subject areas. Students may be able to study for one GCSE in either English Language or maths alongside the Access course. This will be discussed during the Access interview process.


Assessments take the form of essays, presentations, experimental reports, case studies, research project and written examinations. Assessments are graded as Pass, Merit or Distinction


This course will allow you to access an array of university degrees: Adult nursing, Child nursing, Mental health nursing, Midwifery, Occupational therapy, Speech and language therapy, Paramedic science, ODP, Diagnostic radiography, Radiotherapy and oncology, Dental hygiene and therapy, Optometry, Sport science.

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