Access to HE - Health and Human Sciences

Study level: Access courses

Course code



CU Scarborough (Scarborough)

Study mode



1 year full-time



Start date

September 2023

The information on this page is for 2022-23 entry and should be used as guidance for 2023-24 entry. Please keep checking back on this course page to see our latest updates.

Course overview

The Access courses are designed for adults who may not have the conventional educational requirements but would like an opportunity to enter on to a higher education course.

Course detail

The aim of an Access course is to enable you to acquire the skills, knowledge and confidence to start a degree programme of your choice in order to help you to fulfil your chosen career potential.

This diploma is suitable if you are considering a degree requiring a foundation in science. As well as developing essential study skills in preparation for university study, you will complete modules in anatomy and physiology, nutrition and biochemistry.

This programme is also very popular for entry into Nursing, Midwifery, Paramedic Science and other science related degrees.

Our Access programmes are year-long daytime courses that aim to give mature students the opportunity to prepare for an undergraduate Honours Degree.

Duration and delivery

This course is delivered over the course of one year. We have two intakes each year, so you can start at a time that is convenient for you, in September 2022 or November 2022.

Classes will be taught Monday - Thursday, followed by a 1 hour tutorial. Attendance for the tutorial is optional, but strongly recommended.

Lesson 9.30am - 11.30am
Lunch 11.30am - 12pm
Lesson 12pm - 1.30pm

Fees and funding

The fee for 2022-23 is £3,384. If you're aged 19+ funding is available through the Advanced Learners Loan.

The tuition fee for the course that is stated on the course webpage and in the prospectus for the first year of study will apply. We will review our tuition fees each year. For UK and EU students, if Parliament permit an increase in tuition fees, we may increase fees for each subsequent year of study in line with any such changes. Note that any increase is expected to be in line with inflation. Following the UK’s exit from the European Union, EU students should be aware that there may be a change to UK laws following the UK’s exit, this may change their student status, their eligibility to study part time, and/or their eligibility for student finance. We will act in accordance with the UK’s laws in force in relation to student tuition fees and finance from time to time.


We have invested £15 million in new, state-of-the-art facilities that will equip students with everything they need to succeed in their studies. CU Scarborough is a fantastic example of an education facility built to meet the needs of students, arranged around an open central atrium, featuring IT suites and lots of individual, group and silent study spaces. Our library stocks essential and recommended readings and over 115,000 eBooks. We have spaces for all the services you need, including careers guidance, student support, a café, prayer rooms and social areas.


  • Study Skills
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Mental Health and Illness
  • Human Biology
  • Ethical Issues in Health Care
  • Introduction to Nutrition
  • Disability and Social Inclusion


Successful completion of the Access to HE Health and Human Sciences course at CU Coventry could obtain you a place on the following degree programmes with us:

You could potentially obtain a place on the following degree programmes with us subject to you meeting the additional entry requirements. Please see the subject pages for more information.


Learning is assessed in a variety of methods to prepare you to study at university. These may include an extended essay, timed assessments under controlled conditions or report writing.

Entry requirements

Access courses are designed for students who have not had the opportunity to access higher education, so formal qualifications are not mandatory.

Successfully completing an access course will guarantee progression onto a relevant degree course at CU Scarborough.

How to apply

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