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Access to HE – Science Diploma FT

This course is QAA accredited and validated through AIM Awards. 

On this course you will study a range of units in Biology, Chemistry and Medical Physics. 

Students on this pathway are expected to progress to careers in a wide range of science-related professions such as Biomedical Sciences, Pharmacy, Dental Hygiene & Therapy, Optometry, Forensics, Dietetics, Radiotherapy & Oncology, etc. 

This course is completed in one year. You will attend college 2 days per week (Wednesday & Thursday 9am – 5pm), and you will need to do a similar amount of independent study in addition to college attendance. This is considered to be a full-time course of study.

Key Information

  • Course Level

    Level 3

  • Delivery


  • Duration

    1 Year

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The units you will study include:

  • Human Cell Biology
  • Biological Control Systems
  • Nutrition & Digestion
  • Human Respiratory & Cardiac Sys 1
  • Human Respiratory & Cardiac Sys 2
  • Genetics
  • Human Immunity
  • Conservation
  • Chemistry 1
  • Chemistry 2
  • Chemistry 3
  • Atoms, Bonding & Stoichiometry
  • Practical Science Project 1
  • Practical Science Project 2
  • Medical Physics

Assessment takes place at regular intervals throughout the course. Units take around 7 weeks to complete with assessment normally taking place at the end of the unit. A range of assessment methods is used including research tasks, structured questions, presentations and in-class tests.

Applicants are normally expected to have achieved GCSE English and Maths at grade C / 4 before starting on this course. A science GCSE would be an advantage. However, we welcome all applications and take account of individual circumstances including work experience and other achievements when offering places.

Financial Support

Depending on your situation, you may be able to access a range of financial support available.

Course Fees


We do not currently have fee information available for this course. Please contact us for further information.


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