Access to Higher Education Science

Key Facts
  • Starts September
  • Course Type Part Time
  • Duration One Year
  • You Need 1 Requirements needed View


The Access to Higher Education Diploma in Science is a qualification which prepares people without traditional qualifications for study at university. If you would like to go to university but left school without the qualifications you need, then an Access to HE course could be for you. There is no upper-age limit for Access to HE courses. Courses are part-time and students can complete the course in one year

What will I learn

The Diploma is made up of a series of level 2 and level 3 units which are individually graded. Subjects will include Level 2 English Skills for Higher Education and Maths. The graded level 3 units include subject areas such as Chemistry, Biology, Physics – Particles and Radioactivity, Higher Skills in Maths, Immunopathology and a Scientific Project.

How will I learn

Class sessions which involve lectures and demonstrations as well as interactive learning using IT and Teams. Learners are supported and encouraged to develop independent learning techniques.

What's next

On successful completion of the access diploma students can apply to university for a place on a range of related degrees or degree apprenticeships. These include midwifery, physiotherapy, radiography, forensic science, engineering, laboratory technician and more

Additional Information

The production of an electronic portfolio of evidence is crucial. Assessment involves the writing of essays, reports, examinations, research and giving group and individual presentations.

Study in a supportive environment with experienced tutors
Student loan for your Access to HE Diploma can be wiped out following completion of a degree
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