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Overview

This full-time course is designed for students who have been away from study for some time and want to go to university. It is the equivalent of studying three A Levels in 9 months, so it is a very intensive programme. You will study chemistry, biology, physics and skills for learning.

‘Courses, such as the Access to higher education programme, have been developed to match local healthcare sector needs.’ Ofsted, 2018

Course description

The aim of this course is to provide a broad scientific knowledge for students interested in continuing their science education. The course is delivered through a combination of lectures, practical experiments and self-directed learning. It is assessed via a combination of coursework and controlled examinations.

Each subject offers 5 units, each unit is worth 3 credits. You need 60 credits in order to pass the course. You are advised to contact universities prior to applying to check that you will be considered for your chosen degree if you pass the course. All students attend weekly tutorials which are designed to assist with study skills, confidence building and applying for university.

Due to the current COVID-19 situation and with health and safety of our students as a priority, we have redesigned this course to include a mixture of classroom-based and online learning.

What areas will I study?

Modules will cover a range of topics in:

  • Biology
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Skills for Learning

Different combinations/modules are offered depending on the requirements and entry criteria of your chosen degree programmes. Please speak to the staff during our Open Evenings or Admissions events.

Student Comments

Previous Access to Science student returns to give advice and answer current Access student questions: https://www.sccb.ac.uk/latest-news/item/708-from-a-d-at-as-level-to-first-class-honours-degree

Course options

Age range Start Fees Duration Further Information
16-18 7 September 2020 Duration: 1 Academic year - 1 Academic year Any course under level 4 for 16-18 year olds is likely to be free.
19-23 (no level 3 qualification) 7 September 2020 Duration: 1 Academic year - 1 Academic year Any course under level 4 for 19-23 year olds without a full level 3 qualification is likely to be free, please contact the college for further information
19-23 (with 1 or more level 3 qualifications) 7 September 2020 Duration: 1 Academic year £3,266 1 Academic year You may be eligible for an advanced learning loan; please visit our advanced learning loan information page to find out more.
24+ 7 September 2020 Duration: 1 Academic year £3,266 1 Academic year You may be eligible for an advanced learning loan; please visit our advanced learning loan information page to find out more.
Age range Start Fees Duration Further Information
16-18 7 September 2020 Duration: 1 Academic year - 1 Academic year Any course under level 4 for 16-18 year olds is likely to be free.
19-23 (no level 3 qualification) 7 September 2020 Duration: 1 Academic year - 1 Academic year Any course under level 4 for 19-23 year olds without a full level 3 qualification is likely to be free, please contact the college for further information
19-23 (with 1 or more level 3 qualifications) 7 September 2020 Duration: 1 Academic year £3,266 1 Academic year You may be eligible for an advanced learning loan; please visit our advanced learning loan information page to find out more.
24+ 7 September 2020 Duration: 1 Academic year £3,266 1 Academic year You may be eligible for an advanced learning loan; please visit our advanced learning loan information page to find out more.