Access to HE Diploma Science with Maths: Online

Course overview

If you live in England, you might be able to do this course for FREE, see the ‘Additional Information’ section for more details.

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Are you interested in a rewarding career in science or education, yet worry that a lack of time could prevent you from taking that next step? If you are aged 19 or over, this course gives you a brand new, convenient, and affordable way to study for your qualification online. You will begin your journey towards a science-related profession.

This fully online course is the fast-track route to university you have always wanted. Get the skills and qualifications you need to progress to university starting on your way to your aspirational career.

You will study modules in Study Skills, Maths, Biology, Chemistry. Credits are gained through the coursework.

An Access to Higher Education Online Diploma in Science provides learners with a pathway to a variety of higher education degree courses including Biology, Chemistry, Biomedical Science, Marine Biology, Psychology, Nutrition and Dietetics, and Physiotherapy to name a few. You can also undertake further postgraduate qualifications to achieve Qualified Teacher Status.

Key programme features:

Access to Higher Education qualifications are nationally-recognised, one-year, intensive Level 3 courses. They are a fast-track route to gaining the skills and qualifications you need to study at university and begin the career you are dreaming of.

This online learning course means that you can study for a change of career, or a return to education, at times that suit you. It has also been specially designed for adult learners that are aged 19 or over, who do not currently meet the necessary entry requirements for a university course, or who have been out of education for some time.

Benefits of studying with Activate Learning:

  • Designed exclusively for adults (19+).
  • Supportive environment provided through tutors with subject expertise.
  • Guidance webinars for every module.
  • Help and guidance on writing your personal statement and completing your UCAS application.
  • One-year programme equivalent to three A Levels, allowing you to achieve the qualification you need to enter university.
  • Flexible learning enabling you to study whilst working and around personal commitments.
  • Widely recognised and accepted qualification by UK universities.

 Level 3 Entitlement fee remission: If you are aged 19–23 and this will be your first eligible, full Level 3 course, then you may be able to do this course for free.

 

The main aim of this course is to prepare students for study at university. Students will receive subject-specific study skills preparation, as well as tuition in subjects that are relevant to their chosen degree course.

We would advise you to check with your chosen University to ensure they accept these units for your chosen course before you apply.

The course is validated and moderated by Ascentis under license from the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education and comprises of 60 credits, of which 45 are graded and 15 are ungraded. You will study towards 3 credits in Preparing to Progress, 3 credits in academic writing, and 54 credits over the three subjects: Maths, Biology, Chemistry.

An Access to HE Diploma will help you to progress to study at university. It will also help you improve your employment prospects. As well as developing subject knowledge, you will improve your communication, personal, and study skills through a core programme that also provides one-to-one tutorial support.

An Access to HE Diploma in Science provides learners with a pathway to a variety of higher education degree courses including Biology, Chemistry, Biomedical Science, Marine Biology, Psychology, Nutrition and Dietetics, and Physiotherapy, to name a few. You can also undertake further postgraduate qualifications to achieve Qualified Teacher Status.

You will need to fulfil the following criteria:

  • Aged 19+ at the start of the academic year.
  • Living in the UK.
  • Hold a level B/6 in GCSE maths and 4/C in English. If you hold international qualifications, we can assess these to see if you meet the criteria.
  • You will be required to pass an entry assessment in maths and English.

You will NOT be able to study maths and/or English GCSEs alongside this course.

 

An Access to HE Diploma will help you to progress to study at university. It will also help you improve your employment prospects. As well as developing subject knowledge, you will improve your communication, personal, and study skills through a core programme that also provides one-to-one tutorial support.

An Access to HE Diploma in Science provides learners with a pathway to a variety of higher education degree courses including Biology, Chemistry, Biomedical Science, Marine Biology, Psychology, Nutrition and Dietetics, and Physiotherapy, to name a few. You can also undertake further postgraduate qualifications to achieve Qualified Teacher Status.

Funding Options:

To be eligible for funding, you will need to live in England. Anyone in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland will need to self-fund the course.

Level 3 Entitlement fee remission: If you are aged 19-23 and do not hold a prior full Level 3 qualification, you may be eligible to study the course for free. This would also depend on your location within the UK, but we would check this for you during your application process.

19+ Advanced Learner Loan: If you are aged over 23, or you are 19-23 with a full Level 3 qualification, you can fund the course with the Advanced Learner Loan supplied by Student Finance England. This loan will be wiped from your records if you progress to university and complete your studies! If you do not progress to university or a higher education course, you will not need to start paying back the loan until you earn over £25,725.00.

Nursing Bursary for those going on to degree-level courses: Nursing students starting university will benefit from guaranteed additional support of at least £5,000 a year to help with living costs. The funding will be given to all new and continuing degree-level nursing, midwifery and many allied health students from September 2020. Read more about how it is expected to benefit more than 35,000 students every year.

Course Starts in 78 Days
  • 14 August 2023 - 9 August 2024
  • 1 Year
    • Adult: £3384
    • 19+ Loans: £3384

      This course is eligible for Advanced Learner Loan funding.

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