This is a 36-week intensive course, delivered over three-days per week. It is designed for those who are interested in studying any science related course in the University. It is an alternative route into university and ideal if you are looking to retrain for a new career, upskill in your current profession, or return to education as a mature student. It qualifies for UCAS tariff points that are comparable to the tariff points for three A levels, and widely accepted by universities. If successful you will be awarded the Level 3 Access to HE Diploma: Science
- Entry Requirements, Units, Assessment and more...
GCSE (or equivalent) English, Maths and Science (Grades *A-C or minimum Grade 4).
Completion of initial or diagnostic assessment.
You will build a portfolio of evidence throughout the course which will include written assignments, presentations, practical experiment reports, research project, advice booklets and leaflets.
Aims of the course
This program will prepare you for study at HE level and progress to university and provide you with an understanding of a broad range of knowledge and skills within this subject specialist area. This will include learning different topics in physics, chemistry, biology and mathematics. You will also develop skills which include scientific report writing, scientific research and referencing skills, communication skills, using information technology, and conducting scientific experiments.
Successful completion of this course can lead to progression on to a degree level course in the science, engineering and technology field.
You will also be provided with support with the process of your UCAS application and your tutors will provide you with a reference.
The model of delivery will be a mix of classroom-based and online learning. You will have access to our digital learning platforms that will provide you with a range of materials and resources to support your learning whilst on this course. Individual tutorial support is available. Additional learning support is also available, if required.
All science related careers.