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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.
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 www.ucas.co.uk to find out which institutions and courses you can apply to with this qualification.
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 www.gov.uk/advanced-learner-loan 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]
course information last updated: Tuesday 26th September 2023 @ 8.03am (14 hours ago)