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Level: 3

Location: Ilkeston

Years: 1

Weeks: 35

Hours: 12.00

Start: 09/09/2019

Days / Times: Thursday 13:30 to 20:30 and Friday 09:00 to 16:00

Tuition (£): 3384.00*

24+ Loan Amount: 3384.00****

Interview: Y

Course Summary

Access to Science is a QAA-approved programme for people who want to study a science-related degree at university, but who do not meet the standard entry requirements.

Entry requirements

Applicants are required to have grade C or above GCSE in both Maths and English/English Language.

Selection is on the basis of an interview and an initial assessment. You will be invited to an interview to discuss your qualifications, experience and any other related issues.  You are also encouraged to attend an open evening to discuss the course with the tutors. 

Course Content

This is a one-year programme that prepares students for university courses in science-based subjects.

Modules* will cover a range of topics in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths and Study Skills. 

The course is ideal for students who wish to pursue a career in science-based professions. 

* Modules may be subject to change.

How will I be assessed?

While on the programme, you will be assessed using a variety of methods: assignments, practical work, reports, group presentations, poster presentations and exams (practical and theory). All assessment methods have been designed to focus on skills specific to the industry while incorporating key transferable skills.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

N/A

What can I do after this course?

Students who successfully complete this programme will be able to apply to universities offering diplomas and degree courses in a range of science-based subjects.

This course could also lead directly to employment.

As with all qualifications, the award of the Diploma does not guarantee progression to a higher education course: this will depend upon learners meeting conditions set by individual universities for specific degrees.

 

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* Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are not entitled to any concessions.
*** Co-Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are entitled to any partial concessions.
**** Advanced Learner Loan: if you are aged 19 or over and want to study at Level 3, 4, 5 or 6, you could apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to help with the costs of your study. This is the fee that would need to be financed by a successful application for a loan. Alternatively, you or your employer could pay the fees directly.

This course is run at the Ilkeston Campus

About Ilkeston »

Steven Rimmer

Steven Rimmer

Access course gives lecturer Steven more than a sporting chance

When access learner and sports fan Steven Rimmer joined Derby College’s access course in Ilkeston, he quickly knew he wanted to be a lecturer one day. Now three years on he’s not only lecturing but is also shortly to have his research work on boxers’ nutrition published in a leading sports science journal.A former footballer who almost turned professional, Steven is pleased that his love of sport has led to an academic career.

Derby College has shown me that I am academic and suited to a teaching career. I want to emulate those lecturers who taught me on my access course and help other people like me get the chance to go on to university.

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