Agored Cymru Access to HE - Medical and Health Science Level 3

Key Information

Subject Area

Subject Area
Access to HE



Mode of Study

Mode of Study
Full Time


City of Newport Campus

Start Date

Start Date
03 September 2020

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

This is a preparatory course for university and requires a high level of commitment. We review every application carefully on an individual basis and therefore require applicants to attend an interview session. For entry, you will need to demonstrate good interpersonal skills, commitment to the area of study and enthusiasm and understanding of your chosen career route.

No formal academic qualifications are required. However, the course demands a high level of dedication. There is an entry assessment which you'll need to pass to be accepted on the course. GCSE Grade C in English is desirable.

In a nutshell

This course is ideal if you don't have any formal qualifications but want to progress to Higher Education (HE). It provides a fast track route (1 year) and gives you the opportunity to study on a medical science-related degree course.

This course is for you if... want to progress to higher education quickly. want to study a medical science-related degree want a career in medical science, ranging from physiotherapy to pharmacy and chemistry to chiropractics.

What will I be doing?

This course is designed to give you opportunities to move onto a medical sciences degree (such as physiotherapy, radiography, pharmacy, pharmacology, medical science, biosciences, biology, chemistry, audiology or chiropractics) and will give you the necessary skills to be successful in the sciences to help you in your future studies.

Study units include:

  • Biology (min 15 credits*)
  • Chemistry (min 15 credits)
  • Anatomy and physiology (9 credits)
  • Health Physics - imaging techniques (6 credits)
  • Communication (6 credits)
  • Numeracy for science (9 credits)

*Universities ask for specific credits on their medical related science degree programmes.

The course has also developed good relationships with many of the local universities, where previous students have successfully gained places.

What is expected of me?

While there are no formal examinations, you'll be continually assessed through assignments, tests, oral presentations, practical tasks and an extended essay.

We’ll expect you to be committed, self-motivated and enthusiastic about the subject, willing to continue your studies and coursework in your own time and ready to complete all your assignments to achieve the qualification.

What comes next?

Gaining the Access to HE Diploma in Medical and Health Science will give you the chance to progress onto an appropriate Foundation or Honours Degree in Medical Sciences.

After that, your career options could include

Where can I study Agored Cymru Access to HE - Medical and Health Science Level 3?

City of Newport Campus
(Full Time)
Start Date: 03 September 2020

Have any questions or are not sure if this is the right course for you?

Call 01495 333 777 to speak to our Student Recruitment team

All courses may be subject to change

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