Access to HE Level 3 (Science)

Course code: VFAP100P

Subject area: Access to Higher Education

Study level: Undergraduate

Course level: 3

Course details

9:30am - 2:30pm

Monday to Friday

11th Sep 2023 - 5th Jul 2024

Abingdon Campus

Contact details

01235 555 585

This is a one year full time course delivered at our Abingdon campus.

The course will be delivered over 2 days but will require additional outside study time of at least 10 hours/week. To gain a QAA recognised Access to Higher Education Diploma you need to gain 60 credits of which 45 credits are graded. There are 18 graded credits in biology and 18 graded credits in chemistry. Nine credits are available from the science-based independent research project. The remaining 15 ungraded credits are based around academic study skills.

You will study the following two biomedical science areas of biology and chemistry. You will also acquire the necessary academic and IT skills needed for effective study through workshops. You will be given tutorial guidance to support your university application.
You must be 19 or over have few formal qualifications but want to go on to study in Higher Education.

You will need to have a GCSE grade C/4 (or equivalent) in English and Maths. Relevant work experience is normally expected for your university application to be considered and therefore we expect you to have arranged this before starting the course.
Fees or Advance learner loan of £3,384.

Under current rules students who progress onto a degree level course within a year of completing the Access to HE programme do not have to repay the loan however please check this with our admissions team for current information. Students for whom this is their first level 3 course may be entitled to remission of fees but please contact our admissions team for more details.

As part of your course we may organise trips to assist you with your learning. Trips are optional, and you will not be penalised if you choose not to participate. Bursaries may also available to cover the cost of some trips.

There are bursaries available to help you with other course costs. Call 01235 216 212 for more information.

The rules on fee reduction are complicated and we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions staff on 01235 555 585 to discuss your options. You can find more information on our Fees and Bursaries page - search "Fees and Bursaries" at the top of the page.

16 - 18 Fee

Tuition Fee: £0.00
Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £0.00

19+ Fee

Tuition Fee: £3,384.00
Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £3,384.00

19+ Reduced Fee

Tuition Fee: £0.00
Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £0.00

QAA recognised Access to Higher Education Diploma in Biomedical Science.
The course is continuously assessed by written assignments and presentations.
Our Access to HE students acquire the necessary skills to become independent learners in a highly supportive environment so that they are able to maximise their HE teaching from day one. They acquire research and writing skills together using appropriate Harvard referencing. The students also acquire confidence and team-working skills as well as their academic independence. The course requires excellent time management and organisation of one’s personal life which is excellent preparedness for studying at a higher level combined with personal responsibilities.