Pre-Access to Science
What is this level 2 qualification?
Within the college this level 2 qualification is highly regarded as an excellent stepping stone for those wanting to enter the Access to Higher Education route into university. The Level 2 Qualification in skills for Employment, Training and Personal Development is also labelled as Pre-Access due to its success rate in helping those who have struggled with the initial Maths and English screening tests for their desired Access choices.
The need to develop these skills enables those who are entering into education after a gap to develop the confidence to demonstrate new skills as they progress onto the Access Diploma. The course is structured around the BKSB online Maths and English resources (which is used in the Access screening) with taught Maths, English and Career modules, all with individual assignments to help support your personal goals of entering higher education.
The course is 10 weeks in length, with one three hour session. The last session will enable you to demonstrate your newly developed
Maths and English skills by taking the Access screening test which will determine your place on Access alongside the pass of the three taught modules of the Level 2 award.
What will I study?
Using Calculations T/505/4026:
The numeracy element of the course is based on developing understanding of number and data. The module also focusses on being able to identify Maths in real life situations.
The Investigative Process, Principles and Practical Skills A/505/4688:
The science element of the course is based on the basic principles and practices within health and safety in science. Prepare yourself to progress onto Access to HE Science.
Punctuation and Grammar Skills F/505/4028:
The English element of the course is motivated in developing understanding of punctuation and grammar. The work involved helps bring focus on essay development as well as creating a UCAS university personal statement.
How will I be assessed?
The course entails the production of a portfolio of evidence to show your newly developed skills. There are various methods of assessment such as presentations, essays, individual research and homework.
What are the entry requirements?
There are no entry requirements for the Level 2 course yet there may be the need to sit a BKSB screening test to show what Maths and English levels you are currently working at. A tutor will discuss with you your options after this screening.
What are the progression/career opportunities?
The course enables those to have confidence as they progress onto Access to HE and university. Currently at SRC we have various cohorts of Access such as Health, Counselling, Education, Sports Studies , Science and Humanities and Social Sciences.
When does the course start?
There are currently four cohorts running this year for this Lv2 award: Provisional Dates include:
- 21st February 2018
- 1pm – 4pm
- 10 weeks
The Pre-Access course has a high demand due to students who have taken the initial screening tests for Access. It is important that you enrol as soon as possible (preferably the same night as your information session for Access). If you require any further information about the course then contact Information and Guidance or reception who will put you through to the course representatives.
How much does it cost?