Here at Carmel College we offer an innovative Foundation year for Health and Veterinary Studies. There is progression onto Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Science or Allied Health Profession degrees at the University of Liverpool. Progression to Year 1 is guaranteed for those students who meet the progression criteria.
Carmel College gained exclusive academic approval for the delivery of the Foundation to Health and Veterinary Studies programme in 2006. This unique course is designed for individuals with relevant work experience or for those who have a degree in a subject which is not science based.
This programme builds on the highly successful Foundation to Science and Engineering programmes delivered effectively at Carmel College since 1995. In addition to the inspirational teaching and support offered, students will be members of the University of Liverpool and entitled to guaranteed accommodation and the use of all student facilities at the University. Students may also be entitled to student loans and bursaries.
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Applications for the programme are made via the normal online university admissions procedure at www.ucas.com.
The course codes for the Foundation to Health and Veterinary Studies are listed below:
0AAW Foundation to Health and Veterinary Studies (Dentistry)
789S Foundation to Heath and Veterinary Studies (Medicine)
74JJ Foundation to Health and Veterinary Studies (Veterinary Science)
4RAD Foundation to Health and Veterinary Studies (Physiotherapy)
0W21 Foundation to Health and Veterinary Studies (Radiotherapy)
4ASC Foundation to Health and Veterinary Studies (Diagnostic Radiography)
Y4AS Foundation to Health and Veterinary Studies (Nursing)
P0HG Foundation to Health and Veterinary Studies (Orthoptics)
47OH Foundation to Heath and Veterinary Studies (Occupational Therapy)
Entry criteria for Medicine/Dentistry/Veterinary Science Degree Year Zero:
•GCSE Maths at grade B or above
•GCSE English Language at grade B or above
•GCSE Science at grade B or above
•A total of FIVE GCSEs at grade B or above
•Relevant work experience
Entry criteria for Allied Health Degree Year Zero:
•GCSE Maths at grade C or above
•GCSE English Language at grade C or above
•A total of FIVE GCSEs at grade C or above
•Relevant work experience
Further information on the programme can be found on the University of Liverpool website here:
Jude Blackmore 2007-2008
“It is not an exaggeration to say that completing the Foundation to Health Studies (Medicine) Programme at Carmel College has changed my life. After 17 years as an Art teacher I am now studying Medicine at the University of Liverpool. The Carmel College programme has given me the opportunity to realise my dream of becoming a doctor despite my non-science background. Guaranteed progression onto the MBChB at Liverpool, provided that students gain the necessary progression marks, is a unique and wonderful feature of the course. For me, it meant that if I worked hard I knew that I would get the reward that I so badly wanted - a place at Medical School.
I thoroughly enjoyed the programme; the teaching was excellent and inspiring and Carmel College is a welcoming and friendly place for mature students. Now that I am actually a medical student I have to pinch myself to make sure that I am awake! I would not hesitate to recommend this course to anyone who aspires to train as a doctor or dentist, but thinks that they have missed their chance. You haven't! There is still time and you CAN reach that goal through Foundation to Health Studies.”