The Access to Higher Education Diploma in Science, is a Level 3 qualification designed for Adults aged 19+ who wish to pursue Higher Education. The course is a one year intensive course, which allows students to develop the skills needed for Higher Education. The course is suitable for those who have been out of full-time education for some time, or wish to change careers. The course Access to HE in Science requires a maturity approach, dedication and commitment.
The course is an intensive course, which includes units in Biological, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics and Study skills. All students are allocated a tutor, for pastoral support, as well as to help with UCAS.
The Diploma is made up of units that amount to 60 L3 credits. The 60 credits include 15 credits in Biology, 15 credits in chemistry, 9 credits in Physics, 6 credits in Maths and 15 credits in Study skills.
What have students who have taken this course in the past progressed to?
The course provides a pathway onto a variety of Higher Education degree courses at Universities, including Russel group Universities. Past students have gained access to a wide range of science degrees at excellent universities, including:Radiography, Physiotherapy (King’s College), Biomedical Science (Royal Holloway)Nutrition and Dietetics (Surrey)Chemistry (Brunel)Computer Sciences (Sussex)Physics (Warwick)Marine Biology Biodiversity and Conservation (Anglia Ruskin)Nursing (Essex) Physiotherapy(St. George’s)
How will I learn?
Through classroom based activities, lectures, practical experiments, group work and self-direct learning.
How will I be assessed?
Assessment will be by assignments, exams, presentations, observation of practical work and practical reports. Each unit studied, will use one or more of these assessment methods.
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Due to the volume of scientific ideas and principles covered, as well as their applications, students should be prepared to allow a minimum of 6 hours per week of individual study outside of lessons.
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Care to learn - childcare support for young people aged 16-20
If you are aged under 20 at the beginning of your course, or moving to the 2nd year of a level 3 course, and are caring for your own child you may be entitled to £175.00 maximum per week, per child through Care to Learn.
Please ensure you register on the Care to Learn website even if you haven’t chosen your childcare provider or the course you want to study. Once you have registered Care to Learn will confirm financial support in principle.
For further details and help with making an application please visit https://www.gov.uk/care-to-learn or speak to a Student Advisor.
If you are aged 20+ when you start a course and need financial support to help with the cost of childcare while you study the college may be able to help.
You will be required to make use of any government NEF or 2+ Funding before requesting any financial support from the college.
It is essential that you speak to a Student Advisor prior to enrolling on a course to discuss your personal circumstances, childcare needs and to find out if there are funds available.
Eligibility for help with childcare costs is based on your personal circumstances.
You need to have evidence that you meet general discretionary Learner Support Funds or 19+ Advanced Learning Loan bursary fund criteria:
All childcare applicants approved for funding will be required to sign our Terms & Conditions and MUST inform the College immediately should they stop attending lessons for any reason.Email firstname.lastname@example.org to put your name on the childcare waiting list. You MUST speak to a member of the Student Advice or Learner Services team before you enrol on a course.