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Bradford College

Access to Higher Education – Science

Subject Area
Sciences
Study Level
Access to Higher Education, Adult, Level 3
Start Date
September 2022
Duration
1 year
Study Mode
Full-time

  Overview

Study Level
Access to Higher Education, Adult, Level 3
Qualification Gained
ASCENTIS Level 3 Access to Higher Education Diploma in Science
Start Date
26/09/2022
Duration
1 year Full-time
Study Mode
Full-time

This course is available as either College based study or online study.

The one-year Level 3 Access to Higher Education Diploma in Science is designed for students over the age of 19 who wish to progress to Science-related degrees. We offer three pathways for Access to HE Science with the following subject combinations:

  • Biology/Chemistry
  • Biology/Chemistry/Physics
  • Maths/Physics

The Access to HE Science (Biology and Chemistry) can allow progression onto courses including Biomedical Sciences, Biochemistry, Forensics, Pharmacy, Dietetics, Physiotherapy, and Nursing.

  Key Info

Expect to spend around 15 hours a week for studies outside of your college timetable. You will need to allow this time for assignments, lesson preparation and revision activities. If you have a job, we recommend that you do not work more than 15 hours per week due to the intensity of the Access course.  You should also expect to work with others and independently, meet deadlines and complete work to a high standard.

All students attend classes in Biology; Chemistry; Study Skills and Academic Writing Skills.

You will complete 15 ungraded units in:

  • Academic Writing Skills
  • Study Skills
  • Further Study Skill
  • Introduction to Cell Biology
  • Introduction to Chemistry

You will complete 27 graded credits in Biology with units in:

  • Macromolecules and Key Biological Principles (exam)
  • Foundations in Pharmacology;
  • Cardiovascular, Respiratory and Gastrointestinal Systems
  • Homeostasis
  • Research Investigation.

You will complete 18 graded credits in Chemistry with units in:

  • Core principles of Chemistry (exam)
  • Further Organic Chemistry;
  • Further Physical and Inorganic Chemistry
  • Carrying out a Practical Investigation

The course offers you 60 Credits at Level 3 and will be graded at Pass, Merit or Distinction.

Entry to this course requires GCSE English, Maths and Double Science at a grade 4 or C. You are at least 19 years old on 1st September (18 year olds will be accepted by exception / interview).

When applying to join an Access to HE course, please state on the application form which Science pathway you require.

Induction for this course will begin the week commencing the 19th of September, before beginning on the week commencing the 26th September.

Assessment on Access programmes involves a range of methods such as essays, presentations, reports, laboratory practicals and research investigations. You will have a combination of 15 ungraded and 45 graded units. For the graded units, you will be graded at Pass, Merit or Distinction.

In addition to the skills gained in Biology/Chemistry/Physics/Mathematics, you will also develop skills in independent research, critical thinking and evaluative skills, study skills, interview skills and interpersonal skills.

You will develop the necessary skills to progress into further education, which can include university. We will introduce you to the UCAS system and provide tutorial sessions for university applications.

Fees: Course fees are £3485, these fees can be self-funded or you can apply for an Adult Learner Loan to help to fund your studies.

This is representative of the most common fees scenario, but actual fees can vary depending on a number of factors. Please contact us if you need more guidance.

Disclaimer: Our prospectus, college documents and website are simply here to offer a guide. We accept no liability for any inaccurate statements and are not responsible for any negative outcomes if you rely on an inaccurate statement. We reserve the right to withdraw any programmes or service ay any time.

  Overview

Access to Higher Education – Science (Online)

Study Level
Access to Higher Education, Adult, Level 3
Qualification Gained
ASCENTIS Level 3 Access to Higher Education Diploma in Science
Start Date
26/09/2022
Duration
1 year Full-time
Study Mode
Full-time

The one-year online Level 3 Access to Higher Education Diploma in Science is designed for students over the age of 19 who wish to progress to Science-related degrees. The course will include content in Biology and Chemistry.

The Access to HE Science (Biology and Chemistry) can allow progression onto courses including Biomedical Sciences, Biochemistry, Forensics, Pharmacy, Dietetics, Physiotherapy, and Nursing.

  Key Info

Expect to spend around 15 hours a week for studies outside of your college timetable. You will need to allow this time for assignments, lesson preparation and revision activities. If you have a job, we recommend that you do not work more than 15 hours per week due to the intensity of the Access course.  You should also expect to work with others and independently, meet deadlines and complete work to a high standard.

All students attend classes in Biology; Chemistry; Study Skills and Academic Writing Skills.

Online Provision:

  • Introduction to Cell Biology
  • Aspects of Human Physiology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Anatomy and Physiology of the Human Skeleton and Muscles
  • Practical Investigation (Biology)
  • Biomolecules and Key Biochemical Principles (CUA)
  • Introduction to Chemistry
  • Further Physical Chemistry
  • Core Principles of Chemistry (CUA)
  • Further Inorganic Chemistry
  • Practical Inorganic Chemistry
  • Core Organic Chemistry
  • Developing Skills for Studying
  • Preparing to Progress
  • Preparing for Interview

Assessment on Access programmes involves a range of methods such as essays, presentations, reports, laboratory practicals and research investigations. You will have a combination of 15 ungraded and 45 graded units. For the graded units, you will be graded at Pass, Merit or Distinction.

In addition to the skills gained in Biology/Chemistry/Physics/Mathematics, you will also develop skills in independent research, critical thinking and evaluative skills, study skills, interview skills and interpersonal skills.

You will develop the necessary skills to progress into further education, which can include university. We will introduce you to the UCAS system and provide tutorial sessions for university applications.

Fees: Course fees are £3485, these fees can be self-funded or you can apply for an Adult Learner Loan to help to fund your studies.

This is representative of the most common fees scenario, but actual fees can vary depending on a number of factors. Please contact us if you need more guidance.

Disclaimer: Our prospectus, college documents and website are simply here to offer a guide. We accept no liability for any inaccurate statements and are not responsible for any negative outcomes if you rely on an inaccurate statement. We reserve the right to withdraw any programmes or service ay any time.