Science Course



Course Summary

Our Access to Higher Education Diploma (Science) is aimed at people who are planning to further their education and state a science related career. It is suited for those who have an interest in Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Psychology and would like to enter employment in various fields such as hospital, laboratories, cosmetics, food science, forensics and research industries. 

There are no formal entry requirements for this Access to HE Diploma (Science), however, most universities will require a GSCE qualification in English and Maths or Functional skills to study further education. If you do not have these already, you can study them with us. 

This course equips you with knowledge in scientific theories and practices and gives you the opportunity to gain study and research skills. It also prepares you for university by giving you organisational confidence to progress to higher education.


Course content

  • Course length: 1 Year (September – July) (If you already have GCSE Maths, English and a Science eg Biology, Chemistry & Physics Grade 4 and above). If you don’t have GCSE’s the duration will be 16 months.
  • Total Credits: 60
  • Level attained: Level 3
  • Assessments: Reports, Exams, Coursework
  • Registration: £615 followed by  8 instalments of £289 paid on/before the last day of the month with the final instalment of £288 paid in July. .
  • Total Course fee: £2600


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Course content

  1. Chemistry (12 credits)
  2. Physics (9 credits)
  3. Biology (18 credits)
  4. GCSE Mathematics OR Application of Number (6 credits)
  5. GCSE English OR Communication (6 Credits)
  6. Extended Independent Academic Study (9 credits)
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