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Chemistry & Human Physiology (Access – 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.

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.

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

Entry Requirements

  • 19 or older to start this course
  • GCSEs 9-4 (A*-C) English or Functional Skills Level 2 English
  • Interview

What you will study

• HE Study Skills
• Exploring Biochemical Modules
• Control & Communication Systems
• Core Chemistry
• Cell Biology
• Body Systems
• Human Sex & Reproduction
• Inorganic Chemistry
• Organic Chemistry
• Physical Chemistry
• Laboratory Skills

What's Next?

Select your preferred study programme (subject). You can make 2 choices now and make a final decision in June. We will give you a conditional offer based on your predicted/actual GCSEs.

Further Study

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


  • 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