Access to Higher Education Diploma (Science – Biology, Chemistry and Applied Science)
The Access to Higher Education Diploma (Science) Biology, Chemistry and Applied Science (Pathway A) is for those (19+) returning to education and wishing to pursue a degree, and subsequent career in an aspect of Biology (e.g. Microbiology, Genetics, Biomedicine) or Chemistry. The Diploma is accredited by Open College Network West Midlands.
It is essential for Health Sector degrees, such as Dietetics, and suitable for competitive degrees such as Midwifery, Paramedic, and Physiotherapy.
You should have a GCSE grade 4 in English and/or maths. Alternatively, you must have a functional skills Level 2 qualification should your chosen university accept this.
This pathway is also offered as a part-time course delivered one day a week over two years. In addition, there is an Access to Higher Education Diploma (Science) Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry (Pathway B) course that is more suitable for those wanting a degree and career in these subjects, or in any branch of engineering.
You may be able to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to pay for your course fees, which you will not have 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 Higher Education institute choice/s for their entry requirements
Both maths and English GCSE grade 4 (or equivalent) are required for all Access to HE Diplomas (exceptions will be considered if you do not need this criteria in order to progress to your selected Higher Education Institute)
- You must have a GCSE Grade 4(C) in Maths
- You must have a GCSE Grade 4(C) in English
Biochemistry Cell Biology Cell Metabolism Body Systems and Homeostasis Gene Technology Atomic Structure and Bonding Chemical Elements and Reactions Chemical Equilibrium Functional groups Medical Physics
Please choose your preferred study option below (subject to change).
This course costs: £
If the amount shown is more than £0.00 and you are aged 19 and over at the start of the course, you may have options to help fund your studies with us. The funding you can receive depends on your personal circumstances, and could mean you are entitled to fully subsidised or reduced tuition fees.
This course is fully funded for 16-18 year olds (if applicable to the course).
You may also be entitled to support with travel, childcare and equipment.
To find out exactly what you could receive, contact our Helpzone team on 08000 380 123 for a free, impartial appointment, with no commitment necessary.
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