Access to Higher Education Level 3 Diploma in Science

Access to Higher Education Level 3 Diploma in Science

If you didn’t choose science-based A-levels, or didn’t take A-levels at all, you may be under the impression that a career in healthcare or allied health is simply out of the question. However, thanks to the Access to HE Diploma (Science), this is no longer the case.

The course – and the degree you’ll be eligible to study after – will provide you with a diverse range of knowledge and skills that will be invaluable wherever your career takes you.

Life is unpredictable, and circumstances change, which is why you may not want to wait until September to enrol on an Access to Higher Education Diploma (Science). If you want to study you can start right away, or at another time that is convenient for you. The Access to Higher Education Diploma (Science) has been specifically designed to suit people who have been out of the formal education system for a while. Because there are no classes to attend, individuals with family and work commitments can still fulfil their career ambitions by fitting their studies around their schedule. On average student take between 8-12 months to finish their diploma (with the maximum time allowed to complete your diploma being 2 years).

Entry requirements

You must have a Level 2 Functional Skills in English and maths, or GCSE/O’Levels grade C/4 and above.

Future career and study opportunities

After completing your Access to HE Diploma (Science), you should be geared up and ready to tackle university-level study. Those who possess this qualification will be able to apply for a whole range of healthcare-related degrees. We do advise that you check with your preferred universities to ensure that you are aware of the entry requirements for your chosen degree. If you do go on to successfully complete a university degree, you will have a number of career opportunities on your doorstep.

These could include:

Pharmacy

Medicine

Optometry

Radiography

Fees Information

You may wish to access the Advanced Learner Loan where the Government cover the course fees, only repayable when you’re earning over £27,295. Please follow this link: https://www.gov.uk/advanced-learner-loan

For further career guidance, the National Careers Service provides information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work opportunities. This service offers confidential and impartial advice and is supported by qualified careers advisers. https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/Pages/Home.aspx

Contact

If you have a question about this or any other adult and professional course, email parttimeadmissions@newcollege.ac.uk or call 01793 611470

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