Access to Higher Education Diploma: Science Pathway (Part-time)

Subject Area Access to Higher Education: Science
Course Type Adult Learning
Start Date November 2020, November 2021
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Access to Higher Education Diploma: Science Pathway (Part-time)

This part time Access to HE Diploma takes two years to complete, attending on one day a week. In the first year, you will take the first 10 Units listed below. These develop your study skills and introduce you to topics in Biology and Chemistry. In the second year, you will complete the remaining 10 Units and you will also be supported through your UCAS application.

The course is suitable for those wishing to progress to the wide range of degrees in the Biology or Chemistry sector, such as Biomedical Science, Genetics, Microbiology, Analytical Chemistry, Materials Chemistry or teaching. It is also appropriate for competitive degrees in the Health sector including Paramedicine, Physiotherapy, Midwifery, Pharmacy, or Dental Hygiene and Therapy.

You should have a GCSE grade 4 in English and/or Mathematics. It is possible to take one or the other during your time on the Access to HE Diploma, as an evening class. Check the entry requirements of your chosen progression route as some courses will ask for grade 5 in Maths and English or for an additional GCSE, which is often a science subject. The College offers an evening class in Biology to fill this need.

• 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 if you do not need this criteria in order to progress to your selected Higher Education Institute).

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.

Course Details

Entry Requirements
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  • You must have a GCSE Grade 4(C) in Maths
  • You must have a GCSE Grade 4(C) in English
What will I learn?
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  • Study Techniques

  • Biochemistry

  • Cell Biology

  • Atomic Structure and Bonding

  • Physical Chemistry

  • Kinetic Factors

  • Chemical Elements and Reactions

  • Practical Inorganic Chemistry

  • Medical Physics

  • Progressing to Higher Education

  • Cell Metabolism

Course Applications

Please choose you preferred study option below (subject to change).

Code
Location
Dates
Day
Times
Weeks
Fees
Apply/Enrol today
CodeAC3SCI1P
LocationPaignton Campus
Dates02/11/2020 - 01/07/2022
DayMonday
Times09:30 - 16:30
Weeks29
Fees
CodeAC3SCI1P
LocationPaignton Campus
DatesNovember 2021
DayFriday
Times09:30 - 16:30
Weeks29

This course costs: £3504.00

If 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.

 

This course costs: £

If 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.

 

"I left the army in August 2016 after serving as a front-line medic for 7 years. I decided to visit the college to explore my options as I knew I wanted to pursue a career as a vet. I chose to study an Access to Higher Education course with pathways in Chemistry, Biology and Applied Science - alongside my GCSE maths and English. The staff at the college have been very supportive. Their industry experience and depth of knowledge has been invaluable to my journey. I recently had an interview at the University of Bristol and was offered a place at the School of Veterinary Sciences – one of only 6 in the UK. The college provided me with a stepping stone to my desired career."Rebecca Williams

Paignton Campus – Vantage Point

This course is available at our Vantage Point Campus. 

Our inspirational Paignton Campus provides the very best learning environment, featuring state-of-the-art equipment and facilities.

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Long Road,
Paignton,
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