The Access to HE Science course is designed for learners aged 19 and over who wish to progress to university to study a science related degree course and do not have a recent Level 3 qualification.
WHAT WILL I LEARN?
On this course, learners develop the academic and study skills required to study at a higher level. In biology, you will study human physiology, cell and molecular biology, biochemistry and metabolism. In chemistry, you will learn about atomic structure, the periodic table and physical and organic chemistry.
HOW WILL I BE TAUGHT?
The theory modules are classroom based and practical activities and investigations will take place in our state-of-the-art laboratories alongside industry experienced tutors.
HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?
You will be assessed through written and online assignments (80%) and seen examinations (20%). In recent years, learners on our course have achieved grades significantly above the national average. In 2017, 84% of modules were awarded at Distinction, 11% at Merit and 4% at Pass, enabling progression to a wide range of university based courses.
WHAT CAN I DO NEXT?
On successful completion of the course, recent learners have progressed to university to study for careers in Veterinary Science, Midwifery, Pharmaceuticals, Dietetics, Biomedical Science, Dental Nursing, Environmental Science, Paramedic Practice and Teaching.
It is important to check with your chosen university that the Access to HE: Science qualification is an accepted study route for your chosen course. You will be invited for an interview after application to ensure suitability for the course.
IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE I NEED TO KNOW?
If you acquire an Advanced Learner Loan to cover the costs of this course, this loan will be written off on completion of a degree.
Additional Costs: You will be required to purchase a laboratory coat and safety goggles for practical activities at a cost of £20. You will also need a scientific calculator.
You will be required to have GCSE Maths at grade 4 or above with Functional Skills at Level 2 also accepted. You will benefit from having GCSE English at grade 4 or above, with the acceptance of Functional Skills at Level 2, and GCSE Science at grade 3 or above.