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Return to Learn: Science Certificate

This course is ideal for you if you are planning to return to study on any course with Biology and/or Chemistry content but want to ease yourself back into education and refresh your study skills and knowledge. You could be planning to start a Level 3 course in 2018, such as an Access to Higher Education Diploma or a BTEC qualification. It might even be useful if you have the right qualifications to start a degree programme but have been out of education for a while. You will practice using assignment briefs, so you can analyse exactly what the questions mean and check you have really answered them. You will improve your essay and report writing skills and learn how to research topics, reference correctly and avoid plagiarism. All this will be delivered in the context of the science topics you will study. The course will include practical sessions and some basic mathematics. Assessment is through course work assignments (no examinations). It is recommended that you already have, or are currently studying, GCSE English and Mathematics, although this will depend on your progression route.

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"I relocated to South Devon and chose this course after researching marine and environmental courses in the area - the course content sounded fantastic. The support from the lecturers and tutors has been second to none they are always willing to go above and beyond to help." Katie Walters

Have you considered...

We have courses to suit everyone so if you haven’t found exactly what you’re looking for yet, we recommend you take a look at the following courses. We’ve selected these for you based on your interests.

Access to Higher Education Diploma: Biology, Chemistry and Applied Science (Pathway A)

Access to Higher Education Diploma: Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics (Pathway C)

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