Access to Higher Education Diploma : Combined Sciences

Science and Mathematics

Science and Mathematics
Science and Mathematics

What will you be working towards?

Code 0452/060
Qualification Type Access to Higher Education
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Part Time


Our Combined Sciences Access courses prepares people for degree-level study on a variety of Science-related degree courses and non-Nursing health-related degree courses. Many of our students go on to the Universities of Sussex, Brighton and Chichester (guaranteed interviews and guaranteed places are offered for some courses at these universities through the Compact programme; also,an increasing number of our students gain places at universities throughout Britain. On this course you will be studying units in biology and chemistry, with an option to take physics or psychology. The Access Courses is 'QAA approved', which means that it is validated by LASER Learning Awards (formerly Open College Network).

How will it be delivered?

Students will be asked to submit assignments for each subject unit, and to complete course work in the core units. Assignments may take the form of essays, reports, textual analysis, seminar presentations and examinations. All students submit a 5,000 word research project on a subject of their own choice, which forms a major part of the overall assessment.

Entry requirements

You must hold GCSE English or Maths at C /4 or above and retake the other alongside the Access course if you don�t have both.

Your next steps...

This course is suitable for progression to Science degrees and/or non Nursing Health professions such as Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Occupational Therapy or Paramedic Practice.