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Access to Science Level 3 | Access to HE Diploma (Science)

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Summary

The Access to Science pathway is a highly regarded full Level 3 course for learners who wish to apply to university to study science-based degree courses and to pursue science-related career paths in areas such as physics, marine-biology, chemistry, pharmacology, teaching, and many more.

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 (19+) returning to education, or those wishing to pursue a different career route. A range of Academic Subject Content units are delivered in biology, chemistry and physics or psychology. Learners also undertake a range of Academic Preparation Skills units.

How will I know how I am doing?

The course consists of 60 credits: 45 Academic Subject Content (ASC) credits graded at pass, merit and distinction, and 15 Academic Preparation 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.

What do I need to join?

Academic Entry Criteria  

Required?  

Subject 

Grade  

Essential 

GCSE English Language 

C/4 or above or international equivalent  

What can I do next?

Academic and employment progression opportunities with Access to Science are wide ranging. Some of the areas that previous Access to Science students have progressed into include: zoology, physics, marine biology, chemistry, pharmacology and teaching.

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.

What are my career options?

Degree courses in this area are wide ranging, and some of the areas that previous Access students have progressed into include: zoology, pharmacology, biomedical science and physiotherapy. These and many other degrees are offered nationally, but the main local providers of some of the courses are the University of the West of England, Bristol University and Bath University.

Additional Information

COURSE LOCATION
This course is based at our Filton campus, located in South Gloucestershire which is easily accessible from the city of Bristol by train (Bristol Parkway / Bristol Abbey Wood) and bus.

DEPARTMENT CONTACT
For more information about this course please email [email protected].

COURSE FEES
Please be aware that some courses have fees that are payable on enrolment. More information on if this course has a fee can be found in the Availability section below.  

If you require financial support including payment plans, bursaries and advanced learner loans please visit the Money Management Service section of the website.

For more information on fees please view our Fees, Charges and Refunds Policy and our Applications, Admissions and Enrolment Policy and Procedures.

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course information last updated: Tuesday 25th January 2022 @ 8.30am (5 hours ago)

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AvailabilityOur Full-Time Further Education courses commence in September each year. If you can't find what you're looking for or require further assistance, please contact our Admission team 01453 761165 or email [email protected]

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