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Access to HE – Science (19+)

Whether aspiring to become a biologist, chemist or any other scientific professional the Access to HE Science courses provides you with a solid foundation and a clear pathway to get you onto the relevant Degree.

The course is designed to ensure a well-rounded understanding of scientific principles, theories, and practical applications. You will engage in laboratory work, data analysis, and problem-solving exercises, allowing you to develop critical thinking skills and gain hands-on experience in scientific experimentation.

We support mature students with few formal qualifications but with life experience and help to create pathways to life-changing opportunities. Many adults have the potential and ability to study for a Degree or professional qualification but have been unable to do so because their education was disrupted due to family, financial, social or personal circumstances. The Fast Track to University course is a great way for mature students to get back into education. You will be given support and guidance throughout the UCAS application process so that when you have completed the course you are able to move straight to your chosen Degree.

Additional GCSE requirements also need to be considered as these are not set by the individual institutions but by a national body.

If you take out an Advanced Learner Loan to fund this course, then go on to complete a Higher Education course, you’ll be eligible to have the balance of your Advanced Learner Loan written off. However, if you don’t complete either course, you won’t be eligible to have the balance written off, and will need to repay your loan in full.

Aireville Campus
Study Location
1 Year
depending on Level
Validated by
How your qualification is made up

Entry Requirements

  • Applicants will need a GCSE grade 4 or above in English, maths and science
  • Interview
  • 19 or older to start the course

What you will study

  • Introduction to Biology 
  • Human Physiology
  • Inheritance 
  • Patterns of Human Disease 
  • Introduction to Chemistry
  • Structure and Bonding 
  • Inorganic Chemistry 
  • Quantitative Chemistry 
  • Organic Chemistry 
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Research Project – Planning & Implementation
  • Research Project – Analysis & Presentation
  • Numerical Data & Statistical Analysis
  • HE Study Skills 
  • Scientific Lab Skills & Techniques 
  • Examination Technique & Practice 

What's Next?

Further Study

The course is designed to enable students to progress onto an undergraduate degree in a range of science disciplines. These include:

  • Dietetics
  • Nutrition
  • Paramedic Science
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Biochemistry
  • Forensic Science
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