Access to Higher Education Diploma (Science – Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry)
The Access to Higher Education Diploma (Science) Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry (Pathway B) is for those returning to education.
This course 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 fulltime or parttime 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. The Diploma is accredited by Open College Network West Midlands. It will be timetabled over two days although you will need time outside the classroom to complete assignments.
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 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 English
- You must have a GCSE Grade 4(C) in Maths
Thermal Properties and Heat Transfer
Further Algebra Series, Logarithms & Partial Fractions
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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