The Access to H.E. Diploma course is for adults (19+) returning to education. You will need a grade C or above in GCSE Maths and 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 Science Pathway (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 a 19+ learner loan to pay for your course fees and the loan will be “wiped” if you progress to University and complete your degree.
|Code||Location||Dates||Day||Times||Weeks||19-23 Fee ||19+ Fee |
|AC3SC31F||Vantage Point||04/SEP/17 - 29/JUN/18||-||
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.|
"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
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