Access to Higher Education Diploma: Science

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Access to Higher Education Diploma: Science

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 prepare 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.

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

In addition, you'll also explore a Study Skills unit.

This course is not a higher education programme but upon successful completion it will enable you to go on to study a higher education course.

Please ensure you know which Access to HE Diploma you need to study to get onto your degree course. Click this link: 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.

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