Access to HE Diploma (Science)

Course Code: ACS-L3-0-HD

Course Duration

1 Year

Course Type

Part Time


Haybridge Road, Telford

Course Level


About the course

Studying the science pathway provides a foundation for a range of science and health degrees, for example, forensic science, applied science or biology. You’ll study the three key science topics; biology, chemistry and physics, alongside the skills you need for academic success. Science professionals are amongst the most sought after in the world, and you’ll have the choice of a host of exciting careers and the ability to make a real difference.

An example of course units are:
– Medical Physics
– Radioactivity
– Optics and Sound
– Introduction to Cells
– Human Nutrition and the Digestive System
– Human Reproduction, Growth and Development
– Brain Structure and Function
– Respiration and Circulation
– Atomic Structure
– Bonding
– Periodic Table
– Functional Groups
– Chemical Change
– Technical Skills for Writing
– Preparing to Study
– Progressing to Higher Education
– The Investigative Process
– Speaking and Listening
– Extended Essay

The course provides UCAS points that will allow you to apply for courses in a wide range of fields including those within the health sector.
Careers: Radiography, physiotherapy, occupational health, biomedical science, animal behaviour, forensic science

3-5 GCSEs at grade C or above, including maths and English. Routes are available if you need to attain GCSE maths/English

Access to HE Diplomas are accredited by Open College Network West Midlands

Curriculum Area
Access to HE
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