Agored Cymru Access to HE - Science / Bioscience Level 3

Key Information

Subject Area

Subject Area
Access to HE

Level

Level
3

Mode of Study

Mode of Study
Full Time

Location

Location
Crosskeys Campus

Start Date

Start Date
01 September 2020

Duration

Duration
1 year

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. You will also need a GCSE Grade A* - C (or equivalent skills) in English Language or Mathematics.

 

Learners need to have been out of full-time education for at least three years prior to studying this course. As the course is designed for those with life experience, it is not usually suitable for applicants aged under 19 years.

In a nutshell

This course provides a fast track route into higher education in biology, chemistry or physics (plus many more) if you don't have formal qualifications.

This course is for you if...

... You have a keen interest in any science discipline
... You want to study a science course at university
... You want to work in a career associated with science.

What will I be doing?

You will study a selection of subjects such as biology, physics, chemistry, anatomy, physiology and mathematics, as well as an extended practical project. You will also study key skills units in communication and numeracy.

This course is ideal if you wish to progress onto a degree in any of the science disciplines (Biology, Chemistry or Physics) or biological science subjects such as Biotechnology, Marine biology, Microbiology, Nanotechnology, Nature conservation, Pharmacology, Research science (life sciences and medical), Soil science, Zoology, Radiography and Physiotherapy.

This course can also lead onto employment in areas such as secondary school teaching, a higher education lecturer, acupuncturist, dental nurse, dental hygienist, GP, health promotion specialist, science writer, sustainability consultant, veterinary nurse, zookeeper or physician associate.

You will usually have some life experience beyond compulsory education, normally having been out of compulsory education for two years or more. The objective of the course is to provide a supportive and friendly environment to enable you to develop your potential and to prepare you for university level study, with many past students going on to gain degrees and other awards.

The Access to Higher Education Diploma is awarded by Agored Cymru. Successful completion of this course will gain you an Agored Cymru Access to Science/Bioscience diploma.

What is expected of me?

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. You will also need a GCSE Grade A* - C (or equivalent skills) in English Language or Mathematics.

Learners need to have been out of full time education for at least three years prior to studying this course. As the course is designed for those with life experience, it is not usually suitable for applicants aged under 19 years.

Full commitment to attendance is required. Respect for others, enthusiasm for the subject and self-motivation are the essential qualities we expect to see in all our learners. You will be continually assessed and there is an expectation that you will continue your studies and coursework. All assignments must be successfully completed in order to achieve the qualification.

What comes next?

Study subjects such as biological science, natural science, environmental science, chemistry, physical science, research, technology, engineering, teacher training and education at university.

Where can I study Agored Cymru Access to HE - Science / Bioscience Level 3?

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Crosskeys Campus
(Full Time)
Start Date: 01 September 2020

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

Contact our Student Recruitment team

All courses may be subject to change and cancelled if deemed not viable to run.

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