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Qualification name Access to HE Diploma (Allied Health and Science Professions)
Qualification level 3
Awarding organisation Gateway Qualifications Limited
Learning method Classroom based
Course hours Full-time
Course start date 2nd September 2024
Cost description Price on application No tuition fees for students aged 16-18 This course is eligible for Advanced Learner Loan Possible additional charges for any trips, visits during the year Financial help may be available, please contact Student Services
Attendance pattern Daytime

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Our access to higher education diplomas are level 3 qualifications that prepare you for study at university. They're particularly relevant if you do not have traditional qualifications such as A-levels. They'll help you develop your academic and study skills as well as your confidence.This course is assessed through assignments, practical tests, presentations and exams.You will study application of numbers and English skills as well as three specialist subjects:Chemistry starts with exploring chemistry fundamentals and principals. These lay the theoretical and practical foundations for subsequent study. Two units relate to organic chemistry (introduction to organic chemistry and organic and biochemical molecules). You will then study one unit in energetics and kinetics.Human biology introduces you to the complexity of life processes. You will explore cells, biochemistry, the basic structure and function of different body systems and mechanisms involved in nutrition and digestion. The final biology unit focuses on genetics and evolution.Maths for scientists supports, in particular, your study of chemistry. The unit develops your ability to manipulate algebraic expressions and demonstrate an understanding of the laws of exponential growth and decay.In addition to these specialist subjects, you will study how to promote your own and others? well-being and build resilience. This will help you cope with the demands of the course and your future career.In the final weeks of the course, you will complete a piece of research on a topic of your choice.You will also complete a research unit.

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There are no formal entry requirements but you must be considering entering higher education. All prospective students will need to attend an information event followed by diagnostics and interview. Students given a conditional offer will need to supply a reference and complete a series of tasks before being invited to enrol on the programme.To ensure progression to university you should ensure that you meet the GCSE/Functional Skills requirements of different universities.

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Assessment is continuous and includes essay and report writing and conducting experiments and presentations. During April students also complete exams. The final assessment is a 3000 word research project.

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Name Stevenage Centre
Address Monkswood Way
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