The design of this Diploma has been drawn from existing successful Access to Science Diplomas and with consultation with HEI colleagues.
The current Gateway Qualifications Access to HE Science provision covers 10 differing science routes, all of which are different and diverse in approach. From analysis of the LEP priorities and HE science progression routes, it became clear that science is being prioritised along technology and bioscience routes. This Diploma offers a standardised approach to the Bioscience route.
HEI colleagues expressed the need for Science for Bioscience to be inclusive of primarily biology related academic content. In doing this the content straddles a range of biology perspectives. The focus is not only human biology, but also includes medical, chemical and environmental/ecosystems biological perspectives.
Why choose this qualification?
This Diploma will prepare learners for the demands of study at university or in some other form of training or employment within the bioscience, and pharmaceutical sectors, environmental science and conservations studies.