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Access to Higher Education Diploma: Science, Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry (Pathway B)

The Access to Higher Education Diploma course is for adults (19+) returning to education. You will need a grade 4 or above in GCSE Maths. If you do not have GCSE English at grade 4 you will be asked to sit a short entry test. GCSE English could be studied alongside the Access to H.E. Diploma if necessary. This Science Pathway is designed for those wishing to pursue a degree, and subsequent career, in the fields of engineering, physics, or chemistry. There is a national shortage of people trained in these areas, both in industry and in education. For instance, the government currently offers a tax free bursary of £25,000 to physicists willing to train as teachers. For this reason the College is offering this pathway alongside the current full-time or part-time Science Pathways covering Biology, Chemistry, and Applied Science, which is more suitable for progression to competitive Health Sector degrees, such as Midwifery, Paramedic, Dietetics, Physiotherapy, or to Biology degrees. You may be able to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to pay for your course fees which you will not need to repay if you progress to University and complete your degree.
• It is desirable if you have a clear idea of the university course that you would like to apply for.
• Please check your HE institute choice/s for their entry requirements.
• Both maths and English GCSE grade 4 (or equivalent) are required for all Access Diplomas. (Exceptions will be considered, should the Higher Education Institute that you wish to attend does not require maths or English.)

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Code Location Dates Day Times Weeks 19-23 Fee 19+ Fee  
AC3SC31F Vantage Point 03/09/2018 - 28/06/2019 - £3484.00
FC T3 19+
£3484.00 FC T3 19+ Apply Now
FC Courses marked are full cost with no reductions available.
T2 Courses marked may entitle you to free tuition fees if you are enrolling on your first full Level 2 qualification and are 19 to 23 years olds.
T3 Courses marked may entitle you to free tuition fees if you are enrolling on your first full Level 3 qualification and are 19 to 23 years olds.
19+ Courses marked may entitle you to an Advanced Learning Loan to help fund your studies, available for learners aged 19 or over.

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