If you'd like to study at degree level but don’t hold the necessary qualifications, our Access to HE Diploma (Science) is for you. Our Access to HE Diplomas are the ideal way to get on track if you don’t hold the necessary qualifications that you need to get onto a degree course.
Our courses provide a level 3 qualification, which prepares you for life on a degree programme. All our courses run at times to fit around family commitments and you get free car parking and access to our childcare voucher scheme.
The QAA Access to HE Diploma is awarded by One Awards and recognised for entry to Higher Education courses across England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland.
Typical undergraduate destinations for our students include Dentistry, Physiotherapy, Engineering, Sciences, Biomedical Sciences, Chemistry, Pharmacy, Physiology, Forensic Sciences, Chemistry, Food and Nutrition amongst other pathways. Come and see us if you want to discuss a progression route to university.
The Diploma consists of 5 academic subject sets:
- Biology - covering Cell and Molecular Biology, Cell Reproduction and Chromosomal Expression, Anatomy and Physiology of Organ Systems.
- Biochemistry- chemical structure and role of biological molecules.
- Chemistry - Atomic Structure, Bonding and the Periodic Table, Fundamental Principles of Physical Chemistry, Investigative Chemistry, Organic Chemistry and Chemical Applications
- Physics - Basic Mechanics, Heat Materials and Atoms, Oscillations and Waves, Electricity, Fields and Electromagnetism
- Mathematics - Algebra, Number, Geometry and Trigonometry
Together with a Study Skills unit.
This course is not a higher education programme but is designed upon successful completion to enable you to go on to study a higher education course. Before coming to one of our enrolment events you need to know which Access to HE Diploma you need to study to get onto your degree course. By using http://www.ucas.com you can search the subject to find which university offers which degree programme and what the entry requirements for the course are. If you are unable to find the information you need, every higher education institution has admissions staff who will be happy to help you with course information.
Upon applying for the Diploma you will need to have an interview, complete initial assessments for maths, English and comprehension, at one of our enrolment events, before being accepted on the course. You will be provided with an invite to an interview at one of our open events and be given information on how you can prepare.
Study for free
Get the employment edge without worrying about up front fees. If you’re over 19 years old, you may be eligible to study for free if you don't already hold a Level 3 qualification or you are on eligible benefits. You can apply for an Advanced Learning Loan to cover the course fees, if you then go onto complete a higher education degree course, the remaining balance of your loan, including any interest, will be ‘written off’, which means you won’t have to pay it back