The course is designed to prepare you for entry in Health Professions and Science Higher Education Programs such as Biomedical Science, Osteopathic Medicine, Sports Therapy, work in hospital or pharmaceutical laboratories.
Access to HE will provide students from a range of educational backgrounds with knowledge, understanding, skills and competence to progress to study their chosen area of biomedical science or other related science subjects at a higher level. The course will provide students with an understanding of the broad range of important uses which require knowledge of biological science.
The course is designed for mature students returning to full-time higher education after a break and whose academic skills and knowledge base need upgrading because their previous qualifications are now out of date. Students with recent level-3 qualifications that are not in an appropriate subject area.
|Study Type:||Part Time|
|Academic Level:||Level 3|
|Awarded by:||OCN London|
One year, starting 25th September 2017. Mondays – Wednesdays 9:30 – 3:30 pm
You will study modules that develop your understanding of sciences to prepare you for study at a Higher education level. The units are offered in Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics.
As part of the qualification you will also be required to undertake Core Skills units, which include Essay Writing, Presentation Skills, Information Technology and Research Skills.
How you will be assessed?
The course is continually assessed through assignment work.They are designed to allow students to meet all the relevant assessment criteria in a manner that is stimulating, relates to the type of assessment undertaken at HE Level and where possible, addresses topical or vocational issues.
Assessments include essays, practical reports, case studies, open or closed - book examinations and verbal, visual or IT – based presentations.All modules will include an element of time-constrained assessment which will contribute towards the final module grade.
Access to Higher Education in Science: Level 3 - Part Time
Course Code: N6376
Annual Fees * £3,220
*Registration fee included
Government Subsidised: NO
Student Loan Available: YES
Advanced Learner Loans are available for this courseAged 19 or over? You may qualify for a Loan!
To make an application for an Advanced Learner Loan, please phone Sharon Greenwood on 0208394 3033 or Jacqui Kavanagh on 020 8394 3186
One of the key features of Access to Higher Education courses is that we don’t require you to have previous qualifications to start – and it doesn’t matter how long it is since you last studied.The Access to HE course will help you to develop the knowledge, skills and confidence you need to prepare you for university, without any assumptions about what you may have done in the past.
Ideally applicants should have GCSE Science and Maths at grade C.As part of your access programme you will be required to take either your Maths or English to gain a grade C.The Access programme does not require any formal qualification, although universities do specify a minimum entry requirement and we strong recommend you research these prior to your interview at Nescot.
The programme offers progression to Higher Education; Honours Degrees, Foundation Degrees or Higher National Diplomas. The college offers a number of Higher Education courses in subjects such as Biomedical Science, Osteopathic Medicine and Sports Therapy. The Access to HE Diploma allows successful students achieving a Merit profile to progress to these courses, subject to interview. It also provides access to a wider range of Degrees at other Universities.
Most university admissions tutors will accept the Access to Higher Education Diploma as an entry qualification for Higher Education, but there may be some degrees for which this certificate alone may not be acceptable. The suitability of the course for your ultimate career aim will be discussed at interview.
Access to HE Diplomas are intended to provide a preparation for study in UK Higher Education but, while partnership arrangements and progression agreements may exist between particular Access to HE courses and particular Higher Education programmes, the award of a Diploma does not provide guaranteed entry to UK HE programmes.
This Nescot College website describes the facilities and courses which the College intends to offer during the academic year commencing Autumn 2017. The web pages are prepared in advance of the academic year to which they relate and every effort has been made to ensure that the information contained in these pages is helpful, fair and accurate at the time of printing. However, this information is subject to change over time.
Nescot will take reasonable steps to provide the courses and services as described, however, the College cannot guarantee the provision of any course or facility. Some circumstances, such as staff changes, resource limitations and other factors over which the College has no control, such as industrial action or a change in the law or the level of demand for a particular programme or module (please note that this list is non-exhaustive), may result in the College having to withdraw or change aspects of the programmes, modules and/or student services detailed on the website. This could include, but not necessarily be limited to, programme/module content, staffing, the location where the programme/module is taught or the manner of teaching delivery, and the facilities provided to deliver or support the programme. Where circumstances demand an unavoidable change or where it is necessary for the College to discontinue a programme of study, Nescot will take all reasonable steps to minimise the effect and all proposed changes will be notified to potential applicants who have registered an interest in the relevant programme at the earliest possible opportunity as well as being reflected on the College’s website. In addition, any changes between the website and the proposed course and services will be notified to applicants at the time of making an offer.
All prices quoted may be subject to change and you will be notified of any such change when any offer of a place is made to you by Nescot.
Should you become a student of the College, this notice shall be a term of any contract between you and Nescot. Any offer of a place at the College shall be subject to the student enrolment conditions and the College’s rules and regulations as amended from time to time. A copy of the Nescot’s current terms and conditions can be obtained in writing from Nescot, Quality Office, Reigate Road, Ewell, Epsom, Surrey, KT17 3DS.
Last updated: 28/02/18