|Qualification name||Access to HE Diploma (Science)|
|Awarding organisation||Cambridge Access Validating Agency (The)|
|Course type||Classroom based|
|Course start date||7th September 2021|
Who this course is for
The Access to Science Diploma offers an excellent grounding in the development of specific academic preparation skills and independent research. It is particularly useful for students planning to continue with their studies in Higher Education within the field of Science.
Students are admitted to the programme by application form and formal interview, with a further guidance interview where appropriate. Where necessary, evidence of your determination to succeed may be required. Applicants must be able to work at Level 2 or above for literacy and numeracy, producing certificates/evidence of this at interview. For those with English as a second language either IETLS 5.5 or successful completion of The College language assessment is required. We can support you i
What you'll learn
Subjects studied may include:*Biology*Chemistry*Environmental and Earth Sciences*Physics*Psychology*Higher maths (dependent on level 2 progression)
How you'll be assessed
Success in the Access to HE Diploma is achieved by regular attendance and maintenance of the evidence portfolio. You will need to pass a minimum of 60 credits with 45 credits in Academic Content and 15 credits in Academic Preparation Skills.Students are assessed throughout the course using a mixture of assignements, practical tasks, presentations, projects and unit examinations. The portfolio of evidence created is internally assessed and moderated before final external moderation and certific
What you can do next
There are many excellent opportunities for students to continue studying. Many students have gone on to study subjects such as Physiotherapy, Medical Sciences, Psychology, Dietetics, Osteopathy, Nutrition, Pharmacy, Aerospace Engineering and Biosciences. Environmental Health, Marine Biology and Ecology were also popular destinations last year.
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