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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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The Access to Science pathway is a highly regarded Access course which offers students an opportunity to take an intensive course in the main sciences of physics, chemistry and biology, and supports students who wish to apply to university to study science-based degree courses. This course is for people who wish to study at higher education in a science-related area and later pursue a career in related fields such as physiotherapy, biomedical science and pharmacology. This is a one-year course contained within 3–4 days per week. This course is for mature students returning to education, or those wishing to pursue a different career route. A range of Academic Subject Content units are delivered from the following categories: biology, chemistry and physics. There may also be an opportunity to study environmental science or higher maths. Please enquire about the availability of these subjects.

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?

Applicants should already have secured a grade C/5 or above in GCSE Maths, English and Science to gain entry to the Access course. If applicants are currently studying GCSEs, they will need to have secured these (at a 5 grade minimum) by the course start date. Any applicants that believe they have GCSE equivalency should check with their university of choice if they meet their degree course entry requirements before making an application for Access. The Access to Science pathway is an intensive course involving a higher level of maths; consequently we ask all applicants who wish to pursue the Access to Science course to undergo an additional maths assessment at interview to ascertain their ability in this subject.

What can I do next?

Access courses are designed to enable learners to progress onto the higher education course of their choosing, many of which are offered here at the College. Students are supported through the UCAS process by their personal tutors and will be given specialist advice and guidance about their future career pathways.

Progression routes

    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

    Fees information is available by contacting the Money Management Team on [email protected] Depending on your age and previous studies, you may be entitled to a reduction in fees and this can be discussed at interview. The Advanced Learning Loan is available for most 19+ applicants, dependent on your nationality/residency status (please check www.gov.uk for more information or contact MMS). In addition, there is a limited Bursary Fund available and MMS can help you apply and give you any information.

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    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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