The Diploma is made up of units that amount to 60 Level 3 credits.
The 60 credits include:
15 credits in Biology
15 credits in Chemistry
9 credits in Physics
6 credits in Maths
15 credits in Study skills
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:
Radiography and Physiotherapy (King’s College)
Biomedical Science (Royal Holloway)
Nutrition and Dietetics (Surrey)
Computer Sciences (Sussex)
Marine Biology Biodiversity and Conservation (Anglia Ruskin)
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.
Higher Education study, University
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.
Health Care, Science