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Qualification name Access to HE Diploma (Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences)
Qualification level 3
Awarding organisation Gateway Qualifications Limited
Learning method Classroom based
Course hours Full-time
Course start date 16th September 2024
Cost description Price on application
Attendance pattern Daytime

Discover the learning experience and opportunities you can expect from this course.

The Access Diploma will provide you with the underpinning skills to support academic study and provide a level 3 qualification linked to your proposed HE study. A broad range of scientific and pharmaceutical skills will be acquired, whilst the underpinning mathematical skills will ensure that you are fully prepared for progression onto a relevant degree. The Diploma covers a range of specialist pharmaceutical units as well as having a strong emphasis on both biology and chemistry and you will have the opportunity to study all three subjects to give a balanced view of skills to enable progression to pharmacy or science based degree programmes.

Find out what qualifications and skills you will need for this course.

Access to HE is an intensive course and it is important that you understand the commitment. We will ask you to complete initial assessments in English and maths. We would expect you to be able to demonstrate that you are working at Level 1 in maths and Level 2 in English (GCSE level). In addition you will have an interview with an Access to HE lecturer.

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Mandatory units include: Actions of Medicine on the Human Body Fundamental Chemistry Human Anatomy and Physiology Introduction to Organic Chemistry A research project You will also develop your academic writing skills, mathematics for science and preparation for Higher Education.

Find out what material you will need.

You may take one GCSE/ Functional Skills (English or maths) alongside the main programme. If you need these qualifications it is best to talk to one of the Access Team.

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Each unit is assessed through an assignment. This may be a piece of written work, controlled assessment or presentation. Most units are graded pass, merit or distinction. On completion the numbers of passes, merits and distinctions may be used to calculate a UCAS Tariff. Universities will generally set a target for merits / distinctions or a Tariff.

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Name Oaklands College - Welwyn Garden City Campus
Address Welwyn Garden City Campus
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