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Science CAVA Access to Higher Education Diploma

Students studying Science at Central Bedfordshire College (CBC).


Science CAVA Access to Higher Education Diploma

Are you a mature student looking for a career in Nursing and Allied Professionals? This is just one of the routes available to you when you enrol on the CAVA Access to HE Diploma in Science at CBC. Other opportunities include speech and language, psychology, Adult Nursing, Child Nursing, Midwifery, mental health nursing, Operating Department practitioner, occupational therapy, Physiotherapy and Social work.

The course is perfect if you want to retrain for a new career that requires university study. You will learn alongside other like-minded mature students and have lots of support from our experienced lecturers.

Please note the College course title is a suggested progression route, you must check with your preferred higher education institution to ensure that this course meets their entry requirements. Upon successful completion of the course you will be awarded an Access to Higher Education Diploma (Science).

Course information

Need to know

How will I learn?

Through practical workshops and classroom theory-based work. You’ll be assessed through exams, presentations and written assignments.

How will I be assessed?

You’ll be assessed through exams, presentations and written assignments.

Next steps

Study options:

The Access to Nursing course leads to university to gain a degree in a health care environment. Some universities will also accept the Access to Nursing course for a non-healthcare related degree such as Social work, as it gives students the skills to study for HE level degrees.

Career options:

Adult Nursing, Mental Health Nursing, Midwifery, Paramedics and other health care related employment

Additional information

Equipment and other costs

All equipment, books, learning materials are provided free. Stationary such as notebooks/pens etc need to be provided by the student.

Available Courses
Cbc Dunstable Main Campus
Starts: 11/09/2023
Type: Part Time

Whilst every effort is made to ensure the information on the Website is correct, some details may be subject to change. The Bedford College Group reserves the right to make amendments to the courses, dates, fees or other details, and to make cancellations or changes if numbers are insufficient. In the unfortunate situation that we have to cancel a course we will refund your fees in full, but we regret we are not able to offer any refund if you withdraw from your course or fail to start, and you will be liable to pay any outstanding fees that may be due.

Additional Learning Support

If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.

Any questions?

If you would like to find out more about this or other courses, please use our Livechat below, email or call us on 0345 658 8990.


We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 for more information.

Additional formats

Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 to order your copy.