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Access to Higher Education Diploma – Science

Access to Science is a QAA-approved programme for students who are aged 19 plus and want to study a science-related degree at university, but who do not meet the standard entry requirements.

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Course Summary

Subject Area: Access to Higher Education
Adult and Community
Location: Ilkeston
Full Time or Part Time: PT
Level: 3
Number Of Years: 1
Interview Required?: Y
Weeks: 34
Hours: 12.00
Start: 13/09/2022
Days/Times:
Tuition: £3384
Adult Loan Amount: £3384
Ilkeston

Apply now at: https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/course/access-to-higher-education-diploma-science
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Course Information for Students

Access to Higher Education Diplomas ensure that you are well prepared for university study as well as future employment, so we deliver additional subjects covering study skills and academic writing. If you are returning to learning after a break from education, then this course is for you.

This programme is delivered at our Ilkeston campus on different days and at different times which will be discussed in more detail at your interview.

Applicants are required to have at least a grade C (4) or above GCSE in Science, Maths and English.

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.

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.

You will learn on-site 

You will require an electronic device for word processing e.g. a laptop or a PC and access to the Internet.

There are no additional costs involved.

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.

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.

For more information contact Derby College on 0800 0280289 or enquiries@derby-college.ac.uk

Course Information for Employers

If you are an employer and would like to know more about the apprenticeships and professional training we deliver or how you can get involved in co-creating and co-delivering curriculum, please contact us via email on businessenquiries@derby-college.ac.uk, call us on 01332 387 421 or visit our employer pages here.

Career Information

This course could lead to one of these careers...

Biological Scientists and Biochemists

£34093

Biological Scientists and Biochemists

Natural and Social Science Professionals n.e.c.

£37842

Natural and Social Science Professionals n.e.c.

Laboratory Technicians

£19909

Laboratory Technicians

More Careers Information at: https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/career-pathways
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Course Information Last Updated On: October 18, 2021 1:53 pm