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 Access to HE in Science course requires a mature 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 Level 3 credits.
The 60 credits include:
The course provides a pathway onto a variety of Higher Education degree courses at Universities, including Russell Group Universities.
Past students have gained access to a wide range of science degrees at excellent universities, including:
Through classroom based activities, lectures, practical experiments, group work and self-direct learning. <
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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