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It’s not too late to start
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Today, Pembrokeshire College offers many course options for those seeking a career within the healthcare and health science sectors. The level two and three diploma courses always recruit well with many, if not all, heading straight to university. However, there is another pathway called Access to Health (Higher Education), which is a rigorous learning solution for those who do not have sufficient entry requirements to pursue a health related degree. Access to Health offers two pathways, ‘Healthcare’, students who opt to study this pathway mainly progress to nursing (various), midwifery and occupational health degrees and secondly the Bio- Science pathway.
Bioscience diplomas are excellent springboards into plenty of science-related sectors, such as the food industry, the health sector, the environmental sector and the pharmaceutical industry. But of course, not all bioscience students are destined to don a white lab coat. At Pembrokeshire College 2017 leavers are about to enter a range of degree courses including; Forensic Science (Bristol University), Anatomy (Bristol University), Paediatric Nursing (Swansea University), Bio-Medical Science (Cardiff Met.), even Law (Swansea University). “I’ve been told it is quite difficult to get into paediatric nursing – but I did it with great teaching and with the support from College lecturer Dr. Valerie Morse!” Said Heidi Protheroe.
Students from the Bio-science Access course have had the added benefit of being taught and nurtured by Dr. Valerie Morse. Alongside teaching Valerie leads on a research project supported by the Welcome Trust and the Milford Haven Port Authority. Access learners have had the privilege of working on the marine research project, which is applied to medical research. Learners developed their lab and microscopy work through their research into bioluminescence, invasive marine species that have interestingly been transported from usually more exotic waters to ours via various sea vessels, and also global warming research.
Success rates are extremely high on both access courses and this year Rachel Ellison is one of only three students to be shortlisted for the ‘Agored Cymru Access Student of the Year 2017 Award’.
If you are over 18 or over and have GCSE Maths and English Grade minimum grade C and are interested in working towards a medical related degree please contact: Admission: 0800 9 776 788