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Covid Update

On Tuesday 29 March, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Sajid Javid, set out the next steps for living with COVID-19 in England from Friday 1 April.

Updated guidance advises:

  • Adults with the symptoms of a respiratory infection, and who have a high temperature or feel unwell, should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people until they feel well enough to resume normal activities and no longer have a high temperature.
  • Children and young people who are unwell and have a high temperature should stay at home and avoid contact with other people. They can return to college when they no longer have a high temperature, and are well enough to attend.
  • Adults with a positive COVID-19 test result should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 5 days, which is when they are most infectious. For children and young people aged 18 and under, the advice is 3 days.

For education and childcare settings from Friday 1 April:

  • Regular asymptomatic testing is no longer recommended in any education or childcare setting, including in SEND, alternative provision and children’s social care settings. Therefore, we will no longer be able to order test kits .

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Access to Medicine Level 3

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The Access to Medicine pathway is a highly regarded full Level 3 course for learners who wish to apply to university to study medical degree courses and pursue career pathways such as medicine, veterinary science, and dentistry. This one-year course is taught in a blended learning model with two days in college and one day online. The course is for mature students returning to education (19+), or those wishing to pursue a different career route. A range of Academic Subject Content units are delivered in biology, chemistry and psychology OR physics. Learners also undertake a range of Study Skills units.

How will I learn?

The course consists of 60 credits: 45 Academic Subject Content (ASC) credits graded at pass, merit, and distinction, and 15 Study Skills (APS) credits. You will be set assignments to gain these credits throughout the academic year. These will involve essay writing, tests/exams, some practical experiments with written reports and presentations.

Entry Requirements

Essential: GCSE English Language - C/4 or above or international equivalent Essential: GCSE Maths – A/6 or above or international equivalent Essential: GCSE Sciences at grade C/4 or above or international equivalent As well as the above Academic criteria all applicants are required to sit an assessment in college, which will ask you to demonstrate your understanding of biology, chemistry and physics. The assessment is used to ensure that this is the right course for you. You will be contacted and asked to book your assessment once you apply. You will not be offered a place on the course without completing the assessment. EU/International applicants should email [email protected] to check that any international qualifications they have are recognised by UK institutions before applying for this course.

What are my career options?

Academic and employment progression opportunities with Access to Medicine allow learners to pursue professions such as general practitioner, surgeon, medical researcher, veterinarian, and dentist, as well as many other medical careers. This Access course is nationally recognised and most intuitions welcome applications from Access learners. Please go to to find out which institutions and courses you can apply to with this qualification.

Additional Information

Fee information is available by contacting our Money Management Team on [email protected]. Depending on your age and previous qualifications, you may be entitled to a fee reduction or waiver. The Advanced Learner Loan is available for most 19+ applicants dependent on your nationality/residency status - please check for more information. The loan covers the full cost of the course, and if you go on to complete any university-level course, the loan is written off, meaning you pay nothing for your Access diploma. Please send course enquiries to [email protected]

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course information last updated: Friday 23rd February 2024 @ 8.03am (4 hours ago)

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Course fees explained

The course fee can usually be broken down to three components which are Materials (resources required to study the course, for example stationery, books and other equipment), Tuition (teaching, classroom etc) and Exams. Depending on age, financial circumstances and a number of other factors you could be asked to pay the full fee or just elements of it. Usually Learners under 19s studying Full-Time courses have just Material fee costs to pay, over 19s on Full-Time or Part-Time courses usually have materials, exams and tuition fees to pay. Find out more about Understanding Fees

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