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This course has been designed specifically for mature students who do not have the relevant qualifications for entry to higher education.
You will attend college four days a week between 9.30 and 3.30.
You will be assigned a personal tutor who will support you with studies and personal development.
Good time-management skills are necessary as assessment of the course is on an on-going basis.
The curriculum is structured so that core units are delivered together with the cohorts of the other Access courses in the college. The specialist animal science units are delivered to the veterinary nursing students separately. There are weekly tutorials where one to ones take place and you set your own targets for the development of specific skills and knowledge, including completion of the UCAS process. All resources, assignments are available on the Google Classrooms for your use and specific resources for eLearning sessions are updated weekly
In addition to the core study
skills units the course will give you experience of animal science and animal management including some practical animal husbandry in the college Animal Discovery Centre. The course will also offer you a foundation in both biology and chemistry to enable applications to a range of related degree courses.
The course units will include:
Inheritance, Evolution and
Pathogens and Disease
You should have a minimum of GCSE English and Maths at grade C or above. You
will also be invited for an Advice & Guidance interview with the tutor.
If you do not meet the entry requirements, we would advise you to consider
enrolling on our Pre-Access to Higher Education course and GCSE English and maths
This course is assessed in a variety of ways including: presentations,
discussions, tests, projects, animal husbandry, essays, diagrams.
This course can lead on to
a range of University degree courses, for example:
Full time applications are open for 2018/19