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Access to Science (19+)

Do you want a career in Pharmacy, Optometry, Forensic Science, Biomedical Science, Chemistry – Industry, Pure, Analytics, Bio, Healthcare Science, Environmental Science, Geology, Dietetics, Nutritional Therapy, Vet Nursing, Animal Science, Biology or Genetics? Our Fast Track to University course for those aged 19+ can get you on the relevant Degree in 1 year.

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.

Course Level:
Level 3
1 Year
Aireville Campus
Awarding Body:

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.

Timetable Information

Daytime route
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 9am – 4.15pm

Evening route
Tuesday & Wednesday – 4.30pm – 9.15pm

*The above times and days are for current courses running now. Days and times may change for 2020-2021 courses

Entry Requirements

  • 19 or older to start this course
  • GCSEs 9-4 (A*C) English or Maths
  • Interview

Your choices may include:

  • Pharmacy
  • Optometry
  • Forensic Science
  • Biomedical Science
  • Chemistry – Industry, Pure, Analytics, Bio
  • Healthcare Science
  • Environmental Science
  • Geology
  • Dietetics
  • Nutritional Therapy
  • Vet Nursing
  • Animal Science
  • Biology
  • Genetics

Your choices may include:

  • Pharmacy BSc Hons
  • Optometry BSc
  • Forensic Science BSc
  • Geology BSc
  • Nutrition BSc Hons
  • Animal Science BSc
  • Biomedical Genetics BSc